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Heritage: Websites

Recommended Websites for Heritage


Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht oversees the protection and preservation of Ireland's heritage and cultural assets.

National Museum of Ireland  is the leading museum institution in Ireland, with a strong emphasis on Irish archaeology, history, art, culture and natural history.

The National Archives is the official repository for state records in Ireland.

The National Library of Ireland collects, preserves, promotes and makes accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland.

Royal Irish Academy is one of Ireland's premier learned societies. It promotes study in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Tips for Evaluating Websites

How do you know if information you find on the Internet is reliable?

Take a minute to ask yourself the following questions.


• Is the information reliable and error-free?
• Is there an editor or someone who checks the information?


• What are the author’s qualifications for writing on this subject?


• What are the topics included in the work?


• Is the content of the work up-to-date?
• Is the publication date clearly labelled?
• Broken links are one measure of an out-of-date page


• Is the information presented with a minimum of bias?
• To what extent is the information trying to sway the opinion of the audience?

Galway 091-742785 | CCAM 091-745409 | Mayo 094-9043146 | Letterfrack 091-742666 |