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Archaeological research funding tripled by Minister Noonan

Minister of State for Heritage, Malcolm Noonan TD, has announced a significant increase in support for the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) archaeological research grant schemes for 2021.

The RIA grant schemes, which have been operating for many years, are an important vehicle for enabling applied research into the Irish archaeological record, enabling scholars to make a substantial contribution to our knowledge of the past.

With 2021 funding to the RIA through the National Monuments Service increased to €250,000 – a three-fold increase on last year’s allocation – the Academy has opened calls to two of its archaeological grant schemes this week.

Minister Noonan said:

“We appreciate very much our longstanding partnership with the Royal Irish Academy in supporting archaeological research and I am very pleased to be able to significantly increase our funding to the Academy this year. Through excavation, post-excavation analysis and applied research of the highest quality, we learn ever more of our fascinating past.”

Read the full press release here

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