Latest IAI News

Irish national report on Benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection 2024 – 2029

In advance of the upcoming European Parliament elections in June, the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) together with its expert Communities, Advisory Committees and partner...

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Submissions for IAI Newsletter 2024

IAI winter newsletter 2023 was distributed to members in December 2023 thanks to Ros Ó Maoldúin. We want to thank all those who contributed to...

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Photogrammetry for Archaeological Documentation with Gary Dempsey of Digital Heritage Age

The IAI is pleased to announce an upcoming CPD on Photogrammetry for Archaeological Documentation with Gary Dempsey of Digital Heritage Age. In this one-day workshop participants will gain...

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IAI Conference Brochure 2024

Hot off the presses! we’re delighted to share our upcoming conference programme with you. This year it is being held on the 12th and 13th of April...

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Strategy for World Heritage in Ireland 2024-2034

The National Monuments Service (NMS) has launched a public consultation for the Strategy for World Heritage in Ireland 2024-2034 which will run from 11 March...

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‘Re-discovering Emain Macha: ritual, religion kingship in Later Prehistoric and Medieval Ireland’ seminar with Dr Patrick Gleeson

Join us for an online evening seminar with Dr Patrick Gleeson of Queen’s University Belfast on his recent work from Emain Macha on Tuesday 12...

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Machine Learning CPD with the Discovery Programme

Join us in-person for a CPD with the Discovery Programme on machine learning and how it can be used in an archaeological context. This CPD...

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The Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) call for an immediate ceasefire and end to the siege in Gaza, in support of Palestine, its people, its archaeologists, and its heritage

On 12th December 2023 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. As archaeologists and board of IAI, we...

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Our newly-updated website

We are happy to share the newly updated website for the IAI which aims to facilitate better membership access and inform the general public of our...

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Call for papers for IAI Conference 2024!

The annual IAI Conference 2024 will take place on Friday 12th to Saturday 13th April at the Absolute Hotel in Limerick City V94WP52. The AGM...

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Call for papers!

With the imminent publication of Vol. XXXII of the Journal of Irish Archaeology, the Call for Papers for Vol. XXXIII is now open (to be published...

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Attention Members!

Following on from our email update can all members please log in to the Members Section of the website today and check their address is...

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Conservation in Common with CIfA and the Royal Society of Ulster Architects

As part of the “Conservation in Common” series of events, IAI member Cóilín Ó Drisceoil from the National Monuments Service and CIfA members Kara Ward...

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Discovery Programme Strategic Archaeological Research Frameworks Project

The Discovery Programme is inviting you to take part in a survey as part of their Strategic Archaeological Research Frameworks project. This survey is to help...

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Seeking submissions for upcoming newsletter!

The IAI is currently seeking news items for its upcoming newsletter. If you have any updates to share, big or small, please forward them to [email protected] with...

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New RIA Grant Scheme – “Rural, Coastal, and/or Island Communities”

The RIA has opened a new grant scheme which might be of interest. The Ireland – Scotland bilateral network grants came about following the publication of...

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Palaeo-environmental Guidelines Review (TII)

TII are reviewing their Palaeo-environmental Guidelines, led by Dr Ellen O’Carroll, and have produced a Google Form to capture people’s views. The survey is completed...

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IAI Seeking a Student Representative

The Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Student Representative on our Board. The role of the Student...

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New Chair

16/07/2023 We would like to welcome Dr Ros Ó Maoldúin who has taken up the position of acting Chair of the Institute. Ros has been...

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Call for Papers – IAI Conference 2023

The annual IAI conference 2023 will take place on Friday 24 th March to Saturday 25 th March at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel in Dublin...

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The Journal of Irish Archaeology welcomes Dr Kerri Cleary to the Board

The IAI welcomes Dr Kerri Cleary  to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Irish Archaeology. Dr Cleary will be well known to IAI members...

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Final Report of the Working Group for the Review of Pay Rates (WGRPR)

It was agreed at the most recent AGM (April 2022) to formally adopt this report and the full document is now available by following the...

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Statement in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

Statement in solidarity with the people of Ukraine The Chairperson and Board of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) are appalled and deeply concerned...

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IAI Photography Competition – Belfast 2022

The IAI is running its Photography Competition again this year. We would invite members to submit photographs that represent aspects of Irish archaeology, and can...

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General Scheme of the Monuments and Archaeological Heritage Bill

Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the above Bill has been taking place at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage. This should be of...

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Board positions

Currently the IAI Board is seeking to appoint an IAI News Editor as a full board member, and also a GDPR Compliance Officer. The latter may be an IAI...

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IAI Post-Excavation Workshop

The IAI is aware that there has been a significant rise in the number of excavations now taking place and the resulting post-excavation work. We...

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CPD Exploring our Vernacular Heritage (free/online)

The IAI is pleased to announce a CPD presentation by Barry O’Reilly of the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, on Friday 22nd October, at 2 pm....

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CPD event on Heritage Council projects and funding (free/online)

The IAI is delighted to announce an online  CPD event by Ian Doyle of theHeritage Council, on Friday 15th October, at 2pm. Ian will describe...

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Administrator/CPD Co-ordinator post

The IAI is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Administrator & Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Co-ordinator. The successful candidate will be...

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Heritage Week 2021

In celebration of Heritage Week 2020 – the Board of IAI has produced a video presenting a summary for all audiences of the Eiscir Riada...

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Free Online CPD with Irish Post Medieval Archaeology Group – open to the public

Online lunchtime CPD event titled The Irish Post Medieval Archaeology Group – what we do and why we do it delivered by Dr. James Lyttleton...

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IAI/ iCAN collaborative CPD training on video content and editing

IAI in collaboration with the Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN) are delighted to open registrations to all members in good standing to register to attend...

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Public Register of Members

Members are advised to take action, as outlined in correspondence circulated by direct email, as part of the compilation of the forthcoming Public Register of...

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IAI Heritage Week 2020 video

In celebration of Heritage Week 2020 – the Board of IAI has produced a video showing their roles within the Institute and the varied roles...

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Position of CEO advertised with Discovery Programme

The Discovery Programme (Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland) has advertised for the position of Chief Executive Officer. Close date for application is 5pm on...

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IAI Archaeology & Covid19

The Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland has drawn up some practical advise notes for those in the Archaeology profession during the Covid19 pandemic.IAI_Archaeology&Covid19

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Government advice and supports – COVID19

A list of links to Government departments and agencies giving advice, support and recommendations during the current COVID19 pandemic are available in the Latest News...

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IAI Conference 2020

The annual IAI conference 2020 and AGM will talk place on Friday the 3rd and Saturday 4th April in the Wellington Park Hotel, Malone Road,...

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Want to warm up on a cold day – Iron smelt CPD on 7th December 2019

Join us for the final face-to-face CPD event of the IAI CPD 2019 calendar. The workshop titled Early medieval iron smelting workshop for archaeologists will take place...

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Latest IAI & CPD Events

IAI Conference Brochure 2024

Hot off the presses! we’re delighted to share our upcoming conference programme with you. This year it is being held on the 12th and 13th of April...

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‘Re-discovering Emain Macha: ritual, religion kingship in Later Prehistoric and Medieval Ireland’ seminar with Dr Patrick Gleeson

Join us for an online evening seminar with Dr Patrick Gleeson of Queen’s University Belfast on his recent work from Emain Macha on Tuesday 12...

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IAI Extraordinary General Meeting

Further to advice received during recent governance training, the board of the IAI would like to notify our members of our intention to update our...

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Lunchtime CPD on “An introduction to the collections of the Digital Repository of Ireland”

Join Lorraine Marrey, Training and Engagement Manager of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) to learn more about Ireland’s free online social sciences research data...

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In-depth Pottery Analysis Course with pottery specialist Clare McCutcheon

The IAI is delighted to announce an in-depth Pottery Analysis Course with pottery specialist Clare McCutcheon. This course will take place over four Saturdays between...

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IAI Conference 2022

Please register for this years IAI Conference in advance REGISTER Online registration closes 29th March. Please find the Conference Booklet with schedule of speakers, titles and...

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IAI Post-Excavation Workshop

The IAI is aware that there has been a significant rise in the number of excavations now taking place and the resulting post-excavation work. We...

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CPD Exploring our Vernacular Heritage (free/online)

The IAI is pleased to announce a CPD presentation by Barry O’Reilly of the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, on Friday 22nd October, at 2 pm....

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CPD event on Heritage Council projects and funding (free/online)

The IAI is delighted to announce an online  CPD event by Ian Doyle of theHeritage Council, on Friday 15th October, at 2pm. Ian will describe...

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Administrator/CPD Co-ordinator post

The IAI is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Administrator & Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Co-ordinator. The successful candidate will be...

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IAI Conference 2021

IAI Conference 2021 booklet (download) – IAI Conference Book 2021 Links to the conference videos will be circulated by email to all members on Thursday 22...

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IAI Conference 2020

The annual IAI conference 2020 and AGM will talk place on Friday the 3rd and Saturday 4th April in the Wellington Park Hotel, Malone Road,...

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Want to warm up on a cold day – Iron smelt CPD on 7th December 2019

Join us for the final face-to-face CPD event of the IAI CPD 2019 calendar. The workshop titled Early medieval iron smelting workshop for archaeologists will take place...

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Invasive Species training for Archaeologists

The next CPD event entitled Invasive Species and Archaeology – Awareness and Best Practice will takes place on Friday 25th October 2019 in Transport Infrastructure...

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UAV/Drone CPD event, Knowth House, Brú Na Bóinne, Co. Meath

Unique opportunity to learn about the usefulness and value of UAV’s for archaeologists and learn about the guidance and best practice in terms of operating...

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‘Clay Tobacco Pipes’ conference, Drogheda, 19th May 2019

IAI are proud to support the ‘Clay Tobacco Pipes’ Conference in honour of Joe Norton, that will take place in Millmount Museum, Drogheda, Co. Louth...

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IAI 2019 Conference – booklet and abstracts

We’re looking forward to meeting with our many Members and non-Members at the IAI2019 Conference in River Lee Hotel, Cork on Friday 5 and Saturday...

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IAI Conference 2019 – Stakeholders and Roundtable Discussions

The 2019 IAI Conference will take place in the River Lee Hotel, Co. Cork on April 5th and 6th. The Conference, “Now and Again: Current...

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IAI Conference 5/6 April 2019 in River Lee Hotel, Cork City

Registration is now open for IAI 2019 conference. Those wishing to avail of this service should follow the link – Reservations

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IAI Photography Competition – Cork 2019

The IAI is running its Photography Competition again this year. Photographs should represent aspects of Irish archaeology, and can include pictures of monuments, artefacts, or...

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Call for papers now open

The call for papers for the IAI 2019 Conference is now open. IAI 2019 Conference will take place in the River Lee Hotel, Co. Cork...

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Dig: the value of archaeology for society and the economy

IAI are proud to be partners in the forthcoming conference – Dig: the value of archaeology for society and the economy, which takes place between...

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CPD workshop of post medieval pottery 13 October 2018

IAI is delighted to offer a CPD practical workshop of post-medieval pottery titled Pottery Identification (i) – post medieval pottery and associated material on Saturday...

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CPD workshop on Experimental Archaeology Saturday 21 July

IAI is delighted to offer an experimental archaeology CPD workshop delivered by UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture, University College Dublin. The workshop...

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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...

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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 [email protected] Conference takes...

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IAI Conference 2017 – Call for papers

IAI Conference 2017 – Call for papers The annual IAI conference 2017 will take place on Friday the 31st of March and Saturday the 1st...

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Competition time

Congratulations to Patrick Neary and Dr. Robert Hensey who were the winners of last weeks competition to win free tickets to attend the VHN 2016 –...

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Date for your Diary – IAI Spring Conference and AGM 2017

IAI Spring Conference and AGM 2017 will take place in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin on Friday 31st March/Saturday 1st April 2017. The conference shall...

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TII announce a series of events that mark Heritage Week 2016

To mark Heritage Week 2016, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) are holding a series of events around the country, in addition to this year’s annual Heritage...

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