Archaeological Research at NUI Galway

Inter-tidal drowned pine forest eroding at the shoreline near Cleggan, Connemara, Co. Galway

Archaeology at NUI Galway has a strong track-record in pioneering evidence-based research. Our research informs regional, national and international discourse about societies and civilisation on the island of Ireland and Atlantic Europe, it maintains currency in undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes and engages local communities in an understanding of their past. Staff and graduate students work closely together to advance themes in archaeological research.

Department of Archaeology Book Covers up to 2022
          Books published by Archaeology staff members

          Recent Publications by Archaeology Staff

Our research clusters are:

Research Mullaghfarna 800


Landscape & Place

Research Caherconnell Cashel


Society & Identity

Heavy wear from prolonged use of the Bobbio Reliquary (c. AD600) (reproduced with kind permission of Museo dell’Abbazia di Bobbio)


Artefacts & People

‌ ‌‌Research Finn 3 Research Parknabinna Tomb‌ ‌

Staff research projects A - Z

Current graduate student research

 ‌Research Burren  Research MA in Landscape Archaeology

Completed graduate student research

   Completed MA in Landscape Archaeology research