In 2014 AchillFieldSchool will be focusing on an exciting new excavation on the south-facing slopes of SlievemoreMountain. The site is listed in the Sites and Monuments Record as a Megalithic Structure and consists of a long cairn with a gallery built into the eastern end and a circular building built over the western end. A pre-bog field wall connects the site to a nearby Court Tomb suggesting that the long mound at least might be Neolithic in date. Over the next three seasons students at AchillFieldSchool will assist our staff to help determine if this site should be included in the local group of Megaliths, or if it is something else entirely.
Between May and August we offer a range of accredited courses designed for university students from all over the world. We also offer shorter one, two and three week courses in April and May and again in August and September that can be designed to cater for the needs of interested members of the public, secondary level students and young professionals.
Students should be at least 17 years of age, although younger volunteers can be accommodated by special arrangement. Cost includes accommodation (with self-catering facilities + Wi-Fi), local transport and high quality tuition in all aspects of site excavation and recording.
Further details about the FieldSchool and our full range of courses can be found at http://www.achill-
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