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Photo of a typical notice at a national monument in Ireland. (Note that the current minister responsible is the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs).

A National Monument (Irish: Séadchomhartha Náisiúnta) in the Republic of Ireland is a structure or site which has been deemed to be of national importance and therefore worthy of state protection. If the land adjoining to the monument is essential to protect it, this land may also be protected.

List of monuments

Province County Individual Monuments
Connacht Galway 88
Munster Kerry 76
Munster Limerick 62
Munster Cork 58
Connacht Mayo 53
Leinster Meath 53
Munster Tipperary 48
Munster Clare 37
Leinster Kilkenny 33
Leinster Dublin 30
Connacht Sligo 24
Leinster Wicklow 24
Leinster Louth 23
Leinster Wexford 17
Ulster Donegal 16
Leinster Kildare 16
Connacht Roscommon 15
Leinster Westmeath 15
Leinster Carlow 14
Munster Waterford 14
Leinster Offaly 10
Leinster Laois 8
Ulster Cavan 7
Connacht Leitrim 7
Ulster Monaghan 7
Leinster Longford 6
Total Ireland 761

The following is an index to lists of National Monuments of Ireland, divided by province.

Connacht

Leinster

Munster

Ulster

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