Money for archaeological or historical research, or - lets be honest - for pretty much anything, is scarce on the ground these days which is why news of the availability of this small but useful grant available from the Kildare Archaeological Society is very welcome. The details are embedded above or you can download the poster.
After some delay the Heritage Council has announced the latest round of INSTAR (Irish National Strategic Archaeological Research fund).
UCD has been very successful with substantial funding for EMAP, Mapping Death and the North Mayo project, all of which I have a personal interest in. The Making Christian Landscapes projects in UCC has also been awarded new funding and promises to make a significant contribution to our understanding of early medieval landscapes.
Its good to see that INSTAR has not (yet) been the victim of government cutbacks, and considering the scarcity of funding for top-level archaeological research in Ireland we can only hope that the fund is here to stay.