Licence to Export an Archaeological Object

An application form for a licence to export an archaeological object to a destination within the E.U is available from:

Licencing Section
Irish Antiquities Division
National Museum of Ireland
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 01 6777444
Email :


The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is the competent authority for the issue of licenses to export archaeological objects to destinations outside the EU and issues such licences with appropriate professional/technical advice from the National Museum of Ireland.

Application forms for licences to export from Ireland to outside the EU are available from:

Cultural Institutions Unit
Dept of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
New Road
Co Kerry
Tel: 064 6627354