Dates: June 4 to July 27 2018
Cost: €3,450 (for a four-week course) to include accommodation, tuition, local transportation and academic credit.
Training / Experience: No experience required.
In summer 2018, we will return to Isert Kelly Castle where we have been excavating every summer since 2014. We plan to open a new trench across a probable hall building in the courtyard and to continue our excavation at the base of the tower’s latrine chute.
We offer two four-week courses on the site – our Introduction to Archaeological Excavation course for beginners and our Recording Methods in Archaeological Survey and Excavation course for more advanced students.
We also offer a separate two-week Castles, Cloisters and Churches course before and after the excavation – this focusses on the study of medieval architecture and involves daily fieldtrips to explore medieval sites in several counties.
Students can register for any individual course or can combine courses to create six-week, eight-week or ten-week packages. Students are accommodated in luxury single-room student apartments in Galway city and are free to explore during evenings and weekends.