Photo #4: Courtesy Camin O'Brien, National Monuments
Archaeology is the study of past societies through the material remains left by those societies and the evidence of their environment. All remains and objects and any other traces of humankind from past times are considered elements of the archaeological heritage.
County Tipperary has a wealth of monuments ranging from 6000 year old burial sites to 17th century fortifications.
There are currently 8578 Archaeological monuments on record for County Tipperary.
Some of these monuments are on private land and can only be accessed with the permission of the landowner, while others are open to the public.
For further details of monuments that are state operated and open to the public check out the Office of Public Works website: http://www.heritageireland.ie