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IAI Newsletter – open call for articles by 6 July

Dear Reader, As the new editor of the IAI Newsletter I’d like to put out a call for contributions for the summer edition of the Newsletter. I hope to follow on from the great work of the outgoing editor Charles Mount and also put my own stamp on the Newsletter. I’m looking for contributions of 100–1000 words, with up to 3 photos if needed. I would really love to share and showcase new excavations, research, state-funded projects, community-led projects, discoveries, news items etc etc from the whole island of Ireland – North and South. I also want to include a feature on specialisms and how they contribute to our better understanding of Irish Archaeology in 2018. So, if you specialise in animal bone or charcoal or prehistoric pottery or pollen etc etc please send me in • a synopsis on what you do, • what information you can gather from the sample/artefact/object, • current and past examples of important discoveries within your field, • how we as field archaeologists or research archaeologists can use this source of information to its best capacity. Finally, I’d like to add some fun features so we as members can get to know each other better. I was thinking of a “20 Questions” and a “Day In The Life” section. So, if you’d like to put your name forward for them please get in touch! The deadline for contributions has been extended to Friday 6th July. Please feel free to email me with any queries about possible contributions at and I’ll get back to you ASAP. I can’t promise that every contribution will make... read more

CPD event 12 May 2018

The next IAI CPD will take place on Saturday 12th May 2018 with Dr. Conor Brady at Skerries Mills, Skerries with an introduction to fieldwalking techniques. Full programme and registration forms in Members section. Non members are welcome and can register by emailing ... read more

IAI Board meeting 22 January 2018

Members with matters they wish discussed by the IAI Board should submit these to  by Thursday 18th January for the next IAI Board meeting of 22nd January 2018. read more

IAI2018 – Call for Conference papers

The call for conference papers for the IAI conference 2018 is open until 22nd January 2018. Abstracts (250 words) should be submitted to Conference takes place at Clayton Hotel, Sligo on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March... read more

Call for Papers – Journal of Irish Archaeology

The call for papers for Volume XXVII of the Journal of Irish Archaeology is now open and submissions are welcomed before 28th of February 2018. Submission guidelines at: Please send paper proposals to The Journal of Irish Archaeology (JIA) is the journal of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland. It is a peer-reviewed, annual journal, comprising articles on Irish archaeology and related... read more

IAI Conference and AGM

The IAI 2017 Conference and AGM will take place this Friday and Saturday 31 March-1 April 2017) at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newland’s Cross, Dublin. Full conference programme (nineteen presentations), Registrations details and Details of the IAI 2017 Photographic Competition are available on the IAI News/ Events page of the website – Looking forward to seeing you all... read more