Organisation: National Monuments Service
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Vandalism including the lighting of fires has caused damage and associated repair costs to historic sites managed by the Office of Public Works, according to new data.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2020
The Irish coast is famous for its rough, wild coastline and we have even tied a nice ribbon around it and marketed it to sell its appeal.
Sun, 22 Dec, 2019
Stunning images captured by the National Monuments Service (NMS) show light filtering through Newgrange leading up to today's Winter Solstice.
Sat, 21 Dec, 2019
Cork City Council has now confirmed that it intends to work with the Mother and Baby Home Commission of Investigation in relation to any future works at the site in Bessborough
Thu, 19 Dec, 2019
Lorna Siggins When a replica of an Iron Age logboat is launched for the first time on Lough Corrib today
Sat, 06 Jul, 2019
The National Monuments Service is investigating a report of serious damage to a unique 3,000 year-old “vitrified” hillfort close to Cavan.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
The WWI wreck located off the Kerry coast had been colonised by anemones, oysters and brachiopods.
Tue, 29 Jan, 2019
Cork County Council has been told to prepare plans to get a number of harbour forts, Martello towers, and what was once the largest gunpowder factory in the world added to Unesco’s world heritage status list.
Thu, 13 Sep, 2018
The National Monuments Service has confirmed it has been contacted about another Meath archaeological find uncovered by the heatwave — the possible childhood home of St Oliver Plunkett.
Sat, 04 Aug, 2018
The National Monuments Service has been notified of a possible Bronze Age cemetery and settlement near Duleek in Co Meath.
Thu, 26 Jul, 2018
Sat, 10 Dec, 2016
Wed, 19 Oct, 2016
Campaigners opposed to redevelopment of the Moore St battlefield site in Dublin have been accused of harassing workers and illegally entering the grounds.
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
Payments under the 2015 Burren Farming for Conservation Programme have begun issuing to farmers.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2016
Wed, 21 Oct, 2015
Recent storms have revealed a gruesome surprise in Sligo — the body of a teenager thought to have met a violent death 1,000 years ago.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2015
Recent storms have revealed a gruesome surprise in Sligo - the body of a teenager thought to have met a violent death 1000 years ago.
Wed, 16 Sep, 2015
Lucasfilm using Skellig Michael to shoot scenes for the film has caused controversy, with environmental groups concerned it could damage the island’s fragile environment and threaten its bird population, despite the obvious tourist benefits., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and a council member of An Taisce, argue the pros and cons.
Thu, 10 Sep, 2015
Wingman to Fionn MacCumhail and tragic hero at the centre of one the greatest tales of
Thu, 10 Sep, 2015
Conservationists are pleading for emergency action to stop destruction of the country’s oldest known bog road.
Sun, 30 Aug, 2015
The Government has confirmed the remains exhumed at Cork Prison last June were those of Republican Thomas Kent, who was executed in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising, clearing the way for a State funeral.
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015
Since my schooldays, with a fist of Tayto in one hand and a faded photocopy from the OPW scrunched in the other I have been lumbered with a weird devotion to ruined buildings.
Sat, 20 Jun, 2015
An exhumation will take place shortly in the grounds of Cork Prison in the hope of discovering and identifying the remains of War of Independence volunteer Thomas Kent.
Wed, 03 Jun, 2015
A wooden boat, traditionally used only by the fishermen of the Shannon, is to sail from a West Cork town to the sea for the first time this weekend.
Thu, 21 May, 2015
Thu, 23 Apr, 2015
The discovery of an archaeological structure, at least 1,000 years old, has been described as significant.
Fri, 03 Apr, 2015
A maritime historian has warned that one of three Spanish Armada wrecks off the coast of Streedagh in Sligo may be under threat following the discovery of what appears to be ballast from one of the galleons on the beach.
Thu, 26 Feb, 2015
A 17th century wreck rose above water level in Co Kerry for the first time in nearly 50 years this autmn. Connie Kelleher, one of the State’s three underwater archaeologists, headed down immediately, says
Wed, 19 Nov, 2014
The Department of Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht has rebuffed claims from Unesco that it should have been consulted in advance over the filming of scenes for the latest Star Wars movie on Skellig Michael — a World Heritage site.
Tue, 11 Nov, 2014
SINCE the EU introduced regulations leading to a huge reduction of sheep on the hills we’ve been hearing complaints about uncontrolled vegetation that can result in fires that sometimes get out of control. At certain times of the year, farmers set fires to burn off scrub to allow fresh grass grow.
Mon, 06 Oct, 2014
Human bones found on an island off the Clare coast earlier this month could date to the 6th century.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
A 111-year-old shipwreck, displaced on the Kerry coast during winter storms, is to be reburied on a beach.
Tue, 01 Apr, 2014
Engineers are faced with an uphill battle to protect a 2,500-year-old stone fort, a section of which collapsed into the Atlantic after being undermined by coastal erosion.
Fri, 31 Jan, 2014
The Government is facing bills of over €46m from Clare and Kerry councils for the damage caused by the storms that ravaged the counties.
Sat, 11 Jan, 2014
The National Monuments Service is moving to protect a shipwreck which had been buried for a century from bounty hunters.
Fri, 10 Jan, 2014
Kerry County Council last night confirmed it had given the go-ahead for a donkey sanctuary and roadway now under construction in a unique Bronze Age valley near the Conor Pass which contains dozens of archaeological monuments.
Sat, 09 Nov, 2013
MOST people can remember where they celebrated their 18th or 21st birthday, but how many will be able to recall the venue of their 15th or 23rd?
Mon, 21 Oct, 2013
Gardaí and the National Monuments Service are investigating the theft of a carved stone window frame from a medieval ruin on Church Island on Garadice Lake, Co Leitrim.
Thu, 30 May, 2013
A weekend stroll in the Donegal countryside has unearthed 5,000-year-old rock art.
Wed, 22 May, 2013
Sunken ships in our waters are heritage sites. The work of preserving their artifacts is chronicled in a new pictorial guide by the geological survey, says Noel Baker
Thu, 15 Nov, 2012
A major Garda investigation is underway after the theft of State-owned paintings. The heist from a government warehouse only came to light when a civil servant saw one of the paintings for sale on the internet.
Sat, 27 Oct, 2012
It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day today. Jonathan deBurca Butler rediscovers the tale of Grainneuaile, our own heroine of the high seas
Wed, 19 Sep, 2012
One man’s blessing is another man’s curse. Some might feel that owning a heritage structure can be a bit of thorn in the side, but it can actually give you your livelihood — if you’ve ever been to Powerscourt House in Wicklow on a sunny summer Sunday you can hardly get in the gate with the droves of people flocking to appreciate some of Ireland’s heritage.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2012