Location: Trim, County Meath, Ireland
Dates: June 4th-June 28th. July 1st-August 2nd.
Cost: Courses range from €3250 to €3950 inclusive of accommodation, food, field trips
Age: 18 and over
Training / Experience: None
Accommodation: Yes, homestay
Organization: Blackfriary Archaeology Field School
Name: Laura Corrway
Address: Grennanstown, Stamullen, County Meath
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +85 7563671


The Blackfriary excavations have been running since 2010 and were begun with the aim of exploring the role of the Dominican friary in the later medieval period in Trim. As the friary was quarried out in the 18th century we are following the footprint and remains of the monastic buildings as well as the friary graveyard and gardens.

Since 2010 archaeological excavations at the Black Friary have helped to clarify the outline of several of the friary buildings, investigate burials practices at the site examine medieval agricultural practices to the east of the friary buildings and locate the boundary between the friary and the town.

Students digging at the Blackfriary with Professor Rachel Scott (Credit: Blackfriary Archive)

This coming season will see us investigate the burial place of the Dominican Friars in the east ambulatory as well as continuing our work in the church and monastic gardens.

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