Publications, Forms & Legislation

Survey of the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland

The Survey of the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland is divided into six volumes:

  • Volume 1: County Clare – published in 1961
  • Volume 2: County Mayo – published in 1964
  • Volume 3: Counties Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly, Kildare, and Cavan – published in 1972
  • Volume 4: Counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary – published in 1982
  • Volume 5: County Sligo – published in 1989
  • Volume 6: County Donegal – published in 2002
Volume 1: Co. Clare (1961) - Text 13.03 MB
Volume 1: Co. Clare (1961) - Figures 2.5 MB
Volume 1: Co. Clare (1961) - Plates 1-14 10.88 MB
Volume 1: Co. Clare (1961) - Plates 15-22 and Maps 12.83 MB
Volume 2: Co. Mayo (1964) - Text 15.87 MB
Volume 2: Co. Mayo (1964) - Figures and Maps 7.93 MB
Volume 2: Co. Mayo (1964) - Plates 1-15 16 MB
Volume 2: Co. Mayo (1964) - Plates 16-29 16.09 MB
Volume 2: Co. Mayo (1964) - Plates 30-41 14.38 MB
Volume 3 (1972): Text 17.86 MB
Volume 3 (1972): Figures and Maps 4.82 MB
Volume 3 (1972): Plates 1-16 17.04 MB
Volume 3 (1972): Plates 17-31 18.18 MB
Volume 3 (1972): Plates 32-44 17.11 MB
Volume 4 (1982): Text 14.91 MB
Volume 4 (1982): Figures and Maps 8.08 MB
Volume 4 (1982): Plates 1-16 19.95 MB
Volume 4 (1982): Plates 17-30 20.05 MB
Volume 5: Co. Sligo (1989) - Text 16.23 MB
Volume 5: Co. Sligo (1989) - Figures and Maps 9.44 MB
Volume 5: Co. Sligo (1989) - Plates 1-19 17.95 MB
Volume 5: Co. Sligo (1989) - Plates 20-36 17.41 MB
Volume 6: Co. Donegal (2002) - Text and plates (Part 1 of 9) 20.11 MB
Volume 6: Co. Donegal (2002) - Text and plates (Part 2 of 9) 20.26 MB
Volume 6: Co. Donegal (2002) - Text and plates (Part 3 of 9) 23.36 MB
Volume 6: Co. Donegal (2002) - Text and plates (Part 4 of 9) 17.93 MB
Volume 6: Co. Donegal (2002) - Text and plates (Part 5 of 9) 19.84 MB
Volume 6: Co. Donegal (2002) - Text and plates (Part 6 of 9) 23.01 MB
Volume 6: Co. Donegal (2002) - Text and plates (Part 7 of 9) 20.44 MB
Volume 6: Co. Donegal (2002) - Text and plates (Part 8 of 9) 16.29 MB
Volume 6: Co. Donegal (2002) - Text and plates (Part 9 of 9) 13.01 MB

General information

Form 2: Request to View Unpublished Excavation Reports 163.55 KB
Form 3: Application for RMP Map and Lists 119.75 KB
Form1 Archive File Request Form 181.05 KB
Surveying our Heritage (2013) 11.14 MB
Preservation Orders - All Counties 170.93 KB
Advice to the public on use of metal detection devices and their impact on our archaeological heritage 397.56 KB
Archive File Request Form (PDF) 154.86 KB
Comhairle don Phobal Úsáid Brathadóirí Miotail agus a dTionchar ar an Oidhreacht Seandálaíochta 542.78 KB
Request to view unpublished excavation reports (Word) 1.49 MB
Care and Conservation of Graveyards 10.83 MB
Request to view unpublished excavation reports (PDF) 134.64 KB
Policy and Guidelines on Archaeological Excavation 645.79 KB
Application for RMP Maps & Lists (Word) 1.48 MB
Framework and Principles for the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage 944.32 KB
Application for RMP Maps & Lists (PDF) 156.33 KB
Archaeology and the Planning Process 666.41 KB
Information on Reopening of NMS Archive 268.21 KB
Guidelines for Authors of Reports on Archaeological Excavations 61.16 KB
NMS Archive Unit Information Booklet 422.45 KB
National Policy on Town Defences 585.79 KB
Archive Reading Room Regulations 116.55 KB
Townlands (Gaeltacht) 347.5 KB
Monuments to Visit 154.55 KB
NMS - Managing and Protecting Ireland's Archaeological Heritage 928.46 KB
Woodstown Working Group - Final Report 1.54 MB
Good Farming Practice and Archaeology 14.23 MB
Earthen Banks and Broken Walls 262.5 KB
Irish Field Monuments 4.04 MB
Review of Archaeological Policy & Practice - Update & Summary of Proposals 53 KB

Archaeology Monograph Series

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Archaeological Monograph Series 1, Excavations at Roscrea Castle. ed. Conleth Manning (2003).
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Archaeological Monograph Series 2, Kells Priory, Co. Killenny. T. Fanning & M. Clyne (2006).
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Archaeological Monograph Series 3, St. Audeon's Church, Cornmarket, Dublin: Archaeology and Architecture. Mary McMahon (2007).
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Archaeological Monograph Series 4, The history and archaeology of Glanworth Castle, Co. Cork: Excavations 1982-4. Conleth Manning (2009).
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Archaeological Monograph Series 5, Tintern Abbey, Co. Wexford: Cistercians and Colcloughs. Ann Lynch (2010).
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Archaeological Monograph Series 6, Trim Castle, Co. Meath. Excavations 1995-1998. Alan R. Hayden (2011).
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Archaeological Monograph Series 7, Parke's Castle, Co. Leitrim: Archaeology, History and Architecture. Claire Foley and Colm Donnelly (2012).
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Archaeological Monograph Series 8, Clogh Oughter Castle, Co. Cavan: Archaeology, History and Architecture. Conleth Manning (2013).
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Archaeological Monograph Series 9, Poulnabrone: An Early Neolithic Portal Tomb in Ireland. Ann Lynch (2014).

Archaeological Inventories

Archaeological Inventory of Co. Carlow (1993)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Cavan (1995)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Cork. Vol. 1. West Cork (1992)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Cork. Vol. 2. East and South Cork (1994) - Out of Print
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Cork. Vol. 3. Mid Cork (1997)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Cork. Vol. 4. North Cork (Parts 1 & 2) (2000) - Out of Print
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Cork. Vol. 5. (2009)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Galway. Vol. 1. West Galway. (1993) - Out of Print
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Galway. Vol. 2. North Galway (1999) - Out of Print
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Kerry. Vol. 1 - South Kerry (2009)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Laois (1995)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Leitrim (2003)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Louth (1986)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Meath (1987) - Out of Print
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Monaghan (1986)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Offaly (1999)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Sligo. Vol. 1. South Sligo (2005).
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Tipperary. Vol. 1. North Tipperary (2002) - Out of Print
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Waterford (1999)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Wexford (1996)
Archaeological Inventory of Co. Wicklow (1997) - Out of Print

Ardfert Cathedral, Summary of Excavation Results, (Fionnbarr Moore).
Archaeological Survey of Co. Louth (1991).
Beneath the Poulaphuca Reservoir, by Christiaan Corlett (2008).
Clonmacnoise Studies. Vol. 1. Seminar papers 1994 (1998).
Clonmacnoise Studies. Vol. 2. Seminar Papers 1998 (2003).
The Medieval Churches of Co. Offaly (1998). 
Monuments in the Past. Photographs 1860-1936 (2002).
The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and Environs, by Colin Rynne. 
The Liam Price notebooks. The Placenames, Antiquities and Topography of Co. Wicklow. 2 vols. (2002).