Caherconnell Archaeological Field School (CAFS) was set up in 2010 with a vision for providing unforgettable archaeological experiences in the picturesque Burren region. In partnership with the National University of Ireland in Galway, the aim is to provide the very best archaeological education as well as a cultural element that sees students interact with local people on a daily basis. Volunteers will work with some of Ireland’s best archaeologists during the day and some of Ireland’s finest conversationalists at night!
In the months of June and July, participants will get the chance to excavate Caherconnell Fort, one of the best preserved forts in the entire Burren. The story of Caherconnell is a complex one, and each excavation brings the project closer to unravelling the site’s secrets. It is the ideal place for anyone who wishes to learn the skills of archaeology in a professional manner where academic credit is provided.
There are no age restrictions and volunteers of all experience levels are welcome. Course fees include tuition in a wide range of archaeological methods, accommodation, transport to and from the site, food, and day trips.