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.

Abarta Audioguides –we have collaborated with Abarta Audioguides on the Monastic Ireland project.

Archaeology and Heritage Section, Transport Infrastructure Ireland – we collaborate with TII and the DRI to ensure the digital preservation of archaeological final excavation reports and address issues around digital archaeological data.

Bridge 21 (Trinity College, Dublin) – the Monastic Ireland Education programme was developed in close collaboration with Dr Danielle O’Donovan of Bridge 21, an innovative education programme based in TCD) that is focused on developing a learning model that is team-based, technology mediated, project based and cross-curricular.

Cultural Resource Development Services Ltd (CRDS) – Michael Ann Bevivino’s PhD research is a collaboration between CRDS (archaeological and historical consultants), the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD and the Discovery Programme.

Department of Geomatics, Dublin Institute of Technology – The Discovery Programme have accepted a number of student placements from the School of Geomatics, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies.

Department of History of Art and Architecture, School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin – The second phase of the Monastic Ireland project, which is funded by an Irish research Council Advanced Research Project grant is an academic collaboration between the Discovery Programme, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin and the School of History, University College Cork.

Dublin City Council – we have collaborated with Dublin City Council on their Dublin Archaeological Digital Archiving project.

Digital Repository Ireland (DRI) – we collaborate with the Digital Repository of Ireland and Transport Infrastructure Ireland to ensure the digital preservation of archaeological final excavation reports.

Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) – we collaborate with DIAS on the Ogham in 3D Project. https://ogham.celt.dias.ie/menu.php?lang=en.

FabLab, Derry

Geological Survey of Ireland – we are collaborating with the GSI on upcoming projects and the use of geophysical equipment.

Heritage Council – we are co-directing OSCAIL: Cultural Data Framework for Ireland initiative with the Heritage Council.

Heritage Island – Monastic Ireland has collaborated in the past with Heritage Island, a marketing group representing Ireland's premier attractions and heritage towns.

Kilkenny Archaeology – we have collaborated with the archaeological consultants at Kilkenny Archaeology on a survey at Freestone Hill.

Meath County Council – we have collaborated with Meath County Council on outreach project at Tara.

National College of Ireland – we have collaborated with students from the School of Computing in the National College of Ireland on the Monastic Ireland Education pilot programme. The development of the programme website served as part of the students overall assessment for the Certificate in Science in Web Technologies.

National Monuments Service, Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht – we have collaborated with the National Monuments service on the digital archiving project and on the historical context of Skellig and Irish Royal Sites.

National Museum of Ireland –we have collaborated with the National Museum of Ireland on the Swan Archaeological Archive Project.

Office of Public Works - The Discovery Programme have collaborated with the Office of Public Works to create 3D models of some of Ireland’s most famous archaeological monuments as part of the 3D Icons project (3dicons.ie).

Römisch Germanische Kommission (RGK) – The establishment of a research partnership with the Römisch Germanische Kommission (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut) in 2014 has fostered on-going collaboration on a number of research projects, including the Tara Project and geophysical surveys at Freestone Hill and environs, Co. Kilkenny.

Royal Irish Academy Standing Committee for Archaeology – We are collaborating with the Royal Irish Academy Standing Committee for Archaeology on Archaeology 2025, a ten year strategy that will inform the journey for Irish archaeology. Dr Edel Breathnach os a member of the RIA Standing Committee on Archaeology.

Royal Society of Antiquaries (RSAI) – we have collaborated with the RSAI to create digital records of their antiquarian photographic collections, allowing them to be accessed online as part of the LoCloud project.

School of Archaeology, University College Dublin.

School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin – Michael Ann Bevivino’s PhD research is a collaboration between CRDS (archaeological and historical consultants), the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD and the Discovery Programme.

School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway – The Discovery Programme's Tara Project continues to benefit from a long-standing collaboration with colleagues in the Discipline of Archaeology, and we often work with staff in the Discipline of Geography on palaeoenvironmental research.

School of History, University College Cork - The second phase of the Monastic Ireland project, which is funded by an Irish research Council Advanced Research Project grant is an academic collaboration between the Discovery Programme, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin and the School of History, University College Cork.

International collaborations: include Historic England; University of Minnesota; Monastic Wales; University of Trinity St Davids, Lampeter; Univeristy of Leida, Barcelona.

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