Cultural Tourism Ireland provides the opportunity for anyone to become an archaeologist. Volunteers can participate in both day and week-long archaeology adventures at the 13th-century site of Blackfriary Dominican Abbey. Day courses are ideal for those seeking a brief taste of life as an archaeologist, while the week-long courses provide plenty of excavation experience under the observation of friendly and experienced archaeologists. .
The longer courses include an orientation to the Blackfriary excavation, meeting the team and seeing what the dig is currently uncovering, and a visit to the finds laboratory to see the artefacts that the excavation has unearthed so far. Participants can expect to carry out excavation and post-excavation work. The longer the stay, the broader your experience will be. No experience is necessary, and courses are open to all ages. 12-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult; children aged 6-11 may attend the adjacent Dig It Kids Camp. Cost includes tea, coffee, and a cold lunch.