10. Where Can I Get Further Information?

The legislation governing the usage of detection devices and provisions relating to the discovery and reporting of archaeological objects may be accessed online at: www.Irishstatutebook.ieLinks to external website

They include the following:

  • The National Monuments Act, 1930
  • The National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1954.
  • The National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1987.
  • The National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1994.
  • The National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 2004

For further information, you may also contact:

  • The Duty Officer, Irish Antiquities Division, National Museum of Ireland. (antiquitiesdo@museum.ie or ph. 01:6777444)
  • Press Office, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Further reading:

  • Eamonn P. Kelly, ‘Treasure hunting in Ireland - its rise and fall', Antiquity, Vol. 67, No. 255, June, 1993, 378-381.
  • Eamonn P. Kelly, ‘Protecting Ireland's Archaeological Heritage', International Journal of Cultural Property, no. 2, vol. 3, 1994.
  • Eamonn P. Kelly, ‘Protecting Ireland's Archaeological Heritage', Antiquities Trade or Betrayed: Legal, Ethical and Conservation Issues, Ed. K.W. Tubb, London, 1995
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