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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Archaeological service marks 50 years of surveys

Peter Danaher, the first Director of the Archaeological Survey of Ireland (1963-72) and later Chief Archaeologist (1972-84), surveying a souterrain in the 1960s.
From 50 years of the Archeological Survey of Ireland. See story Clodagh Sheehy 17/12/2013
Peter Danaher, the first Director of the Archaeological Survey of Ireland (1963-72) and later Chief Archaeologist (1972-84), surveying a souterrain in the 1960s.

THE Archaeological Survey of Ireland began with a single typewriter and a phone but, a half century later, there are over 150,000 records online available to the public.

Five decades of the survey are being marked by a special booklet which was launched last night by Minister for the Arts Jimmy Deenihan, who said the service was to be applauded "for having the vision many years ago to grasp the nettle of opportunity that modern technologies presented".

Irish Independent

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