M Teehan

E-RIHS Co-ordinator Ireland

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Mary is the E-RIHS Coordinator for Ireland. The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) is an exciting EU project which will support research on heritage interpretation, preservation, documentation and management. E-RIHS is a response to the challenges of sustainable services, facilities, accessibility and data storage for cultural heritage. She is an ECQA Certified EU Project Manager for Research & Development and buildings archaeologist.


Mary has over 12 years’ experience in the heritage sector, working in the fields of built and cultural heritage as a researcher, consultant, lecturer and on community heritage initiatives. She created and delivered the first Heritage Appraisal module in the DIT College for Planning & Environmental Management which became part of the undergraduate programme. Along with colleagues, she achieved EU Europa Nostra award-winning outcomes for the public through a heritage education programme with the Heritage Council in 2013. As Project Co-ordinator for the highly-regarded Heritage Council INSTAR grants programme, she saw world-class Irish research projects develop. Her own research interests focus on public engagement with cultural heritage, heritage science and public space and settlement, having researched the evolution of county courthouses for her MA in Buildings Archaeology in UCC.

Mary was Strategy Coordinator for the Archaeology 2025 Strategy. This was a Royal Irish Academy initiative which was facilitated by the Discovery Programme. The strategy, and a separate Summary document, were launched on 2nd May 2017 by the RIA. Recommendations are currently being implemented by the RIA Standing Committee on Archaeology and she continues to be involved. For more details click here (http://www.discoveryprogramme.ie/research/archaeology-2025). Archaeology 2025 is available for all to download at: www.ria.ie/archaeology2025


  1. Archaeology 2025: Strategic Pathways for Archaeology in Ireland 2017-05-02, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin

  2. Three for One: Analysis of Three Differing Approaches to Developing an Archaeology Strategy, 2017-01-06, Europae Archaeologiae Consilium (forthcoming)

  3. Archaeology 2025: Discussion Document, 2015-10-01, Royal Irish Academy & The Discovery Programme, Dublin

  4. The Archaeological Profession in Ireland: A Workshop on Future Possibilities, 2011-03-01, The Heritage Council, Kilkenny

  5. The Liberties Local Area Plan: Heritage Section, 2009-06-01, Dublin City Council

  6. Thomas Street & Environs Architectural Conservation Area, 2009-06-01, Dublin City Council

  7. Survey of Industrial Heritage in Co.Waterford, 2008-06-01, Waterford County Council

  8. Inventory of Thatched Structures in Co. Mayo, 2007-06-01, Mayo County Council

  9. The Emergence of County Courthouses: A Socio-archaeological Study of Co.Kilkenny & Co. Cork, 2004-09-01, University College Cork




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