The digital archive and editions:

The publishers of Archaeology Ireland, Wordwell, have partnered with digital publishing experts Exact Editions to deliver digital editions to subscribers. With the digital archive individual and institutional subscribers alike can instantly access every published issue, from the first one in 1987 to the latest quarterly edition, creating an invaluable resource of over 100 issues of well-researched and lavishly illustrated articles as featured in the quarterly, as well as over 70 heritage guide supplements that study a range of Irish archaeological sites in fine combed detail.

Published every quarter since 1987, each issue of Archaeology Ireland brings up to date authoritative information on Ireland’s archaeological investigations to a wide audience in an accessible format. This 52pp full colour magazine is a well-respected title, read by professionals, academics and the very many archaeology enthusiasts, in Ireland and internationally.

Each issue of Archaeology Ireland is accompanied by a 6pp Heritage Guide (since 1998). Heritage Guides are highly illustrated and informative guide to Ireland’s sites and monuments—the lesser known as well as the familiar.

The digital archive utilises Exact Editions’ platform to provide readers and researchers with a fully searchable backfile where every page is searchable and citable. Accessible across a range of digital platforms, readers can quickly find their favourite issue or article of the magazine using the Exact Editions website or with the native iOS and Android apps, allowing for easy reading whether in the study, on the sofa, or on the commute to work.

Exact Editions have worked hard to turn 30 years of Archaeology Ireland into dynamic and user friendly digital editions and now available with a wide range of additional features which will be of particular benefit to libraries and other institutional subscribers:

  • Fully searchable access to all back issues, as well as each new issue. Boolean search operators are supported.
  • Unlimited IP authenticated access for all users, so there is no requirement to login with username and password.
  • Remote access for registered users off site
  • Statistical reporting provided in the administrator account
  • New Issue notifications to the administrator account
  • Comprehensive and prompt technical support.

Exact Editions are experienced providers of journal and magazine subscriptions for libraries and other institutional agencies who have a need to provide for multiple users. You can contact Exact Editions directly at for more information, a quote or a 30-day free trial or you can order/request a quote for your subscription through the following links:

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