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Welcome to the Irish Archaeology Field School (IAFS)

Winter (Jan/Feb) 2016 Program now open!

We are Ireland’s leading provider of accredited, field-based archaeological research and training. The ethos of the school is to provide an opportunity for students of archaeology and anthropology to experience at first hand the excitement of archaeological excavation in a teaching environment.

Set in the heart of the Boyne Valley in the heritage town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland, our field school offers students a safe, welcoming and authentic Irish cultural experience.

The focus of the field school is the archaeological excavations at the Black Friary, in the heart of the Heritage town of Trim.  The dig is the cornerstone of the nationally and internationally recognised multi-award winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project.

Whilst our programmes are excavation-centered and aimed primarily at students of archaeology, anthropology and forensics, courses are open to all, and are guaranteed to give you an enriching and thoroughly worthwhile study abroad adventure.

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