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Archaeology Information and Advice

Local authorities may provide information and advice about archaeological finds, the protection of national, historic and recorded monuments, and the impact of development on or near archaeological sites.


Archaeology is the study of past societies through the material remains left by those societies and the evidence of their environment. All remains and objects and any other traces of humankind from past times are considered elements of the archaeological heritage.

County Tipperary has a wealth of monuments ranging from 6000 year old burial sites to 17th century fortifications.

There are currently 8578 Archaeological monuments on record for County Tipperary.

For further information on archaeological sites in Tipperary check out

Archaeological Survey of Ireland:

Database of Irish Excavation reports:

Some of these monuments are on private land and can only be accessed with the permission of the landowner, while others are open to the public.

For further details of monuments that are state operated and open to the public check out the Office of Public Works website:

Archaeological Survey of Ireland

Database of Irish Excavation reports

Related Information


Graveyards are an integral part of our communities and our local heritage. They are also among the most varied, accessible and important heritage sites in the County.

National Monuments

The National Monuments Service is part of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is responsible for identifying and designating monuments, implementing legislative provisions in relations to the protection of monuments, implementing protective and regulatory controls under the National Monuments Acts and providing heritage advice to planning and other consent authorities in respect of individual planning and other development applications, projects and plans.