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View the 2017 Digs Guide as it appears in issue 326 of Current Archaeology magazine.

IAFS Blackfriary

Blackfriary IAFS

Research and teaching excavations at the Black Friary, Trim, County Meath, Ireland, have been ongoing since 2010, The Dominican (Black) friars came to Trim at the invite of then Lord of Meath, Geoffrey de Geneville, who commissioned an enormous complex to be built. It was decorated using exotic imported materials including stone, and stained glass. […]

Location: Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland | Dates: Start dates from May 21st to July 31st 2017 available | Cost: From €1250 (tuition only). Accommodation option available. International transport and local transfers not included.

Achill CI Cromlech photo_Feat

‘Cromlech’ Roundhouse

In 2014 the Achill Archaeological Field School began work on an enigmatic monument on the slopes of Slievemore mountain, Achill Island. The monument, dubbed ‘Cromlech Tumulus’ by antiquarians, comprises an irregular mound with protruding orthostats. For over 175 years archaeologists have argued over what the site actually is. As the name suggests it was initially […]

Location: Slievemore, Achill Island, Ireland | Dates: 3 July 2017 – 11 August 2017 (option to come for 2 – 6 weeks) | Cost: €1975/ €3995 /€4850 (Course fees includes tuition, self-catering accommodation, materials, local transport, lectures and seminars and academic credit).

Caherconnell Field School

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School (CAFS) was set up in 2010 with a vision for providing unforgettable archaeological experiences in the unique Burren region. In partnership with the National university of Ireland in Galway we aim to provide the very best archaeological education as well as a cultural element which sees students interact with the people […]

Location: Caherconnell Cashel, Carron, Co. Clare, Ireland | Dates: 2-week, 4-week and 6-week courses from May to August 2016. | Cost: Per 6 Weeks - €5595.00 Per 4 Weeks - €3995.00 Per 2 Weeks - €2200.00. Fees include accommodation, breakfast,lunch, dinner, tuition, weekend day trips & insurance.

Achill Keem Bay 2015

Keem Bay Pre-Famine Rundale Village

Achill Archaeological Field School at Keem Bay, Keel West, Achill Island This exciting excavation will see Achill Archaeological Field School return to the site of a pre-Famine rundale village at the stunning Keem Bay on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. AAFS has been digging at the village since 2009, and the results so far have been fascinating. […]

Location: | Dates: 22 May 2017 – 30 June 2017 (option to come for 2 – 6 weeks) | Cost: €1975/ €3995 /€4850 (Course fees includes tuition, self-catering accommodation, materials, local transport, lectures and seminars and academic credit).

Galway

Isert Kelly Castle

The aim of the Isert Kelly Castle project is to explore the archaeological evidence for structural remains and occupation deposits at a late medieval Irish castle or tower house. The tower house at Isert Kelly is well preserved and the secondary buildings on the site, which may have included a free-standing hall, stables, cottages and […]

Location: Galway Ireland | Dates: Session 2: June 6th - July 1st Session 3: July 4th - July 29th | Cost: €3,250 – this course fee includes tuition and self-catering accommodation, plus we also provide free local transportation.

Achill Cromlech Students in 2015 excavating the interior of a large Middle Bronze Age building

Cromlech Tumulus, Slievemore

Achill Archaeological Field School This is our third season at the Cromlech Tumulus on Slievemore. So far we have discovered a large stone walled Middle Bronze Age building that is overlain by a series of small Medieval and post Medieval huts. The site is also connected to a nearby Megalithic tomb by a pre bog […]

Location: Slievemore, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland | Dates: 9th May - 2nd July 2016 | Cost: Between €695 and €4750 (depending on length of course and whether it is an accredited or introductory course).