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Licensing and Services for Professional Archaeologists

Find out how to apply for licenses to alter or export archaeological objects.

Application forms and guidelines for the completion of forms are available from:

The Duty Officer, Irish Antiquities Division, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Telephone +353 (0)1 6777444

Application forms may also be requested by emailing

License eligible archaeologists compiling applications for licenses to excavate/ Ministerial Consents for submission to the National Monuments Service can contact the IAD Duty Officer to make an appointment to access the NMI Topographical files database and archives located in the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

When requesting forms please indicate the number of forms required and supply a return postal address.

Standards for the care and treatment of archaeological objects from excavations

Advice notes for completing an application form for a Licence to Alter/Export and archaeological object

Human Remains policy


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