Landward Research Ltd has established a wholly owned subsidiary in the Republic of Ireland.

Tírbarda Teoranta has been incorporated in order to ensure that Landward Research Ltd will continue to have a business presence within the European Union following the UK’s announced departure. The company was incorporated on 22nd March 2017.

Tírbarda is a portmanteau word – taking an Irish word for land – ‘tír’ (spelled with the fada over the i) and combining it with a word for ward – ‘barda’ – to create a new word. Teoranta is the Irish word for Limited, setting out the company’s status as a private limited company.

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Landward Research Ltd are working with Carbon Footprint to measure, reduce and offset the company’s carbon emissions.

We have now offset all of our emissions since the company’s formation in October 2010 by funding Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects that have generated Certified Emission Reductions (CERs).

CDM was defined by the Kyoto Protocol to promote clean development in developing countries. This offsetting portfolio supports sustainable development through a range of projects such as Wind Energy, Small Hydro Power, Efficient Cookstoves and Biomass.

Our records of the carbon we have generated and our offsetting certificates are available on our carbon offsetting page.

Landward Research Ltd is a carbon neut...

Kenneth Aitchison’s presentation on the ANHER project – Innovative format of education and training of the integrated archaeological and natural heritage – at the 3rd Initiative for Heritage Conserveration Heritage Management Conference was one of ten presentations to the conference to be videoed by the Bodossaki Foundation filmed and published on Blod.


This is now available for download: – ANHER and Centres of Integrated Heritage Teaching


ANHER presentation at HERMA conference

Survey of Historic Environment Specialists: We need your help


The next few years are forecast to be a time of considerable change affecting our historic environment. Large-scale infrastructure projects like HS2, major road schemes, and a mammoth programme of housebuilding are forecast to very significantly increase the demand for a skilled historic environment workforce, at a time when some of the country’s most experienced historic environment specialists are approaching retirement. As a sector we need to try to get to grips with the impact of these two factors, and to invest focused resources into accommodating them.


The national heritage agencies have commissioned Landward Research to undertake a new survey of historic environment specialists, building on the work that was undertaken in 2010. We aim to find out more about the distribution of specialists, their working environments, their training needs and opportunities, and their thoughts on the future.


If you are an archaeological, buildings history or garden history specialist or scientist, please invest just 10 minutes of your time to complete the questionnaire, and encourage others to do the same.


If you are an employer of historic environment specialists, please ask your staff to complete the questionnaire and spread the word about it.


The Archaeology Training Forum – the sector body with a focus on archaeological and related skills in the study of the historic environment – has identified the need for a skills and training audit as a key priority, and its members from across the sector will use the results of the survey to help plan for the delivery of high-quality expertise to make the most of the opportunities and to help mitigate the impacts of national infrastructure projects. The better the information we gather, the more effective we can be.


If you have any queries about the survey, please contact


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This survey will remain open until February 3rd 2017.

We value your input and we sincerely hope that you will consider participating in the survey.


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