Our Team

Meet the people behind the Irish Antiquities Division and its Collections

The Irish Antiquities Division has a staff of eight, including a Keeper, five Assistant Keepers, Senior Technical Assistant and Clerical Officer.

Irish Antiquities Division Staff



Areas of Expertise

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Keeper of Irish Antiquities Mary Cahill
  • Bronze Age collections;
  • History of collections and antiquarianism.
Assistant Keeper, Grade I Dr Nessa O'Connor
  • Heritage Law;
  • Underwater Archaeology;
  • Archaeological regulation and licensing.
Assistant Keeper, Grade I Dr Andy Halpin
  • Archaeology of Medieval Ireland;
  • Archaeology of Viking and Medieval Dublin;
  • Medieval Weapons and Warfare.
Assistant Keeper, Grade II Maeve Sikora
  • Archaeology of Viking Ireland;
  • Burial archaeology in Ireland;
  • Cypriot collection.
Assistant Keeper, Grade II Fiona Reilly
  • Roman Collection;
  • Archaeological Licensing;
  • Contact Curator for Ethnographical collections.
Senior Technical Assistant Margaret Lannin
  • Object Restoration;
  • Mounting and Display of Archaeological Collections;
  • Object Handling;
  • Accessing Reserve Collections on behalf of Researchers.

Clerical Officer

Eamonn McLoughlin
  • Contact Person regarding Applications for Internships.