5. Where Should I Report the Finding of an Archaeological Object ?

Under the National Monuments Acts 1930 to 2004 ownership of any archaeological object with no known owner is vested in the State. Anyone who finds an archaeological object must report it within 96 hours to the National Museum of Ireland, a Designated County or City Museum in the locality, or An Garda Síochána,. Anyone found guilty of an offence under these provisions is subject to a fine of up to €111,100 and/or 5 years imprisonment.

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