The easiest way to find out if you have registered archaeology on your land is to use the Historic Environment Viewer on the National Monument Service website and zoom in on your land (https://webgis.archaeology.ie/historicenvironment/). This map viewer will show all archaeological features that are registered with the National Monument Service. Make sure to go in to the Layer List and tick all three boxes (see picture below).
A few things to keep in mind when using the Historical Environment Viewer:
- It will only show archaeology that has been registered with the National Monument Service, but there might be archaeology present that has not been registered.
- If you believe you have archaeology on your land that is not shown on the map viewer, please contact National Monument Service using the form available here: https://www.archaeology.ie/sites/default/files/media/publications/asi-monument-report-form-2019.pdf
- The location of the archaeological dots on the map can be inaccurate up to 10 m. The best way to locate an archaeological feature on your land is by simply going out to look for it. Is there variation in the land (for example a rise, dip, ridges, difference in grass colour or quality) near the area where the archaeological feature should be?
- You can also consult the published Record of Monuments and Places -6 inch OS maps and inventories, previously prepared by the Archaeological Survey of Ireland, although note that these records have been updated per the online SMR Historical Map Viewer noted above.