Research

The Discovery programme is at the forefront of research. At present there are 6 projects running. These include:

  • 3D-ICONS

    The 3D-ICONS project has created a collection of highly accurate 3D models, images, texts and videos of over 130 iconic and internationally important monuments and buildings from Ireland. Some of the ...

  • Archaeology 2025

    Archaeology 2025 is a 10 year strategy which will inform the journey for Irish archaeology. The Royal Irish Academy Standing Committee for Archaeology, in collaboration with The Discovery Programme, r...

  • Arcland

    Over the past sixty years throughout Europe, archaeological aerial photography has brought to light more previously unknown heritage sites than any other method of exploration. ArcLand is a European p...

  • Ariadne

    The EU ARIADNE network has developed out of the vital need to create infrastructures for the management and integration of archaeological data at a European level. ARIADNE sits within DARIAH (Digital ...

  • Monastic Ireland

    Monastic Ireland is a major research and tourism project relating to the archaeology, architecture and history of the monasteries and friaries of medieval Ireland. There are two aspects to Monastic Ir...

  • LoCloud

    The Discovery Programme is one of the 31 partners in the EU LoCloud project. LoCloud (www.locloud.eu) is a set of cloud based technologies and supports created to assist small and medium local heritag...

  • Ogham in 3D

    Ogham stones are among Ireland's most remarkable national treasures. These perpendicular cut stones bear inscriptions in the uniquely Irish Ogham alphabet, using a system of notches and horizontal or ...

  • Tara Research Project

    The Tara Research Project has been a flagship project of the Discovery Programme since its establishment in 1991. This has been a multidisciplinary project from the beginning that has encompassed the ...

  • Digital Replicas Project

    The Digital Replicas Project is a collaboration with the Breaking the mould: Ireland's replicas of cultural objects from the historic to the digital project (Irish Research Council-funded Employment B...

  • Collaborations

    The Discovery Programme actively collaborates with a large number of academic institutions, public bodies and cultural institutions. These are some of our major collaborators.

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