Upcoming Events

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 on April 5th and 6th 2019.   The title of this Conference is “Now and Again: Current and Recurring Issues Facing Irish Archaeologists” and the theme for Day 1 of this Conference will be the Archaeological Profession itself. Papers can be of varying lengths ranging from 5-minute position statements to 20-minute outlines. These papers will be used as a starting point for round table discussions at the Conference to gather data and opinions on topics and issues facing the profession, such as the grading of archaeological practitioners; training of archaeological professionals; and “The Definition of an Archaeologist”. The outcomes of the Conference will allow the IAI to develop an agreed Definition of an Archaeologist that encompasses all strands of the Profession. The format of this Conference is as follows: Friday 5th April Day 1 – Session 1: Presentations from key stakeholders and wider membership on the issues facing Irish Archaeologists focused with a view to provoking further discussion at the round tables. Day 1 – Session 2: Round table discussions consisting of 8-10 participants. Opinions and experiences will be compiled with points reported back to the Conference. The IAI AGM Saturday 6th April Day 2: of this Conference will feature an Environmental Archaeology and Urban Archaeology theme with further details to be announced over the coming week. Those who are interested in presenting at the upcoming Conference should email an abstract of between 100 to 500 words with a title and an indication of... read more

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 Kilkenny and Dublin from 5-9th of November 2018. A range of excellent speakers and topical/informative workshops takes place during the conference, all as part of a celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Book your place early to avoid disappointment, this is one of the highlights of 2018 for all in the archaeological profession. Full details and bookings... read more

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 13th October 2018 in IAI office (Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland) 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The trainers are Rosanne Meenan (Independent ceramic expert) and Frank Myles (Archaeology and Built Heritage). Places should be reserved in advance and people interested in attending should return the registration form by email to iaiarchaeology[at]gmail.com Course outline – Post-medieval pottery course outline Registration – Registration Form –... read more

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 titled Early medieval iron smelting workshop for archaeologists will take place on Saturday 21 July 2018 in the Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture within the grounds of UCD. The trainers are Dr. Brendan O’Neill and Prof. Aidan O’Sullivan. This event will focus on early medieval technologies, allowing attendees to actively participate in an iron smelt. This workshop is part of a series designed to engage with professionals, researchers and interested parties at all levels. The event is open to all. Places must be reserved in advance by emailed the completed registration form below to iaiarchaeology[at]gmail.com. Registration Form – 21.7.18 Course outline and schedule... 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

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 iaiarchaeology@gmail.com Conference takes place at Clayton Hotel, Sligo on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March... read more

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 of April in the Louis Fitzgerald hotel in Dublin. This year’s conference will feature four themed sessions on prehistory, environmental archaeology, community archaeology and historic archaeology. The call for papers is now open and will close on Monday the 30th of January. Those who are interested in presenting at this conference are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words in length to iaiarchaeology@gmail.com Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length. We look forward to hearing from... read more

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 – Virtual Heritage Workshop that takes place in the Digital Humanities Lab, University College Cork on Thursday 8th December 2016 from 10am -5pm   Further details – http://www.vhnireland.org/conference-2016/workshops/    The Virtual Heritage Network (VHN) Conference will take place in College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork from Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th December 2016... read more

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 consist of a series of themed sessions including, but not limited to, prehistoric, environmental, community and  historic. Full details will be available on this website in January... read more

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 Week seminar in Dublin, Road, Rail and Rebellion which again will be held in the Wood Quay Venue on the Thursday of Heritage week. Times, venues and booking details for each event are listed below. Sunday – August 21st Wexford – Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig Feeding the Ancestors: the importance of corn-drying kilns in preserving the medieval harvest How did our ancestors preserve and prepare crops for storage? Archaeologists Susan Lyons and Orla Power demonstrate Ireland’s only functioning corn-drying kiln using authentic fuels and cereals. Time: 14.30 to 16.00 Organised in association with the Irish National Heritage Park. Booking is advised. Please contact info@inhp.com; telephone: 053 9120733; or Bernice.Kelly@tii.ie Monday – August 22nd Roscommon – Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Tulsk Beyond Rathcroghan: archaeological geophysical surveys along the N5 Ballaghaderreen–Scramoge Archaeological geophysical surveys carried out along the N5 Ballaghaderreen–Scramoge Road Development have revealed some new and exciting archaeological sites. Dr James Bonsall will present his findings. Time: 19:00 to 20:00 Organised in association with Rathcroghan Visitor Centre. Orlaith.Egan@tii.ie; telephone: 087 2857532 Tuesday – August 23rd Kerry – O’Sullivan’s Bar, Garraí na dTor, Lios Póill A case of the bends—archaeological discoveries on the N86 Lispole to Ballynasare Lower Road Improvement Scheme   Archaeologist Bruce Sutton will talk about recent discoveries on the N86, including fulachtaí fia and charcoal-making in An Bhanóg Theas and an early medieval farmstead in Baile na Saor Beag. Time: 20.00 to 21.00 Organised in association with Kerry County Council. Paul.OKeeffe@tii.ie; Telephone: 061 496800... read more