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Internship Blog Series – Spring 2018 – Week 3

In this blog Learn International intern Madeleine Harris describes Week 3. The very enthusiastic students are now making lots of progress …  Week 3 – 15th January 2018 While January 15th was the start of the third week for Grace … Continue reading

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Internship Blog Series – Spring 2018 – Week 2

In the second of our internship series of blogs Grace talks about Week 2. Can’t wait to get students out there digging in Summer … Week 2 – 7th January 2018 Week 2 began on Sunday the 7th when Denis, … Continue reading

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Internship Blog Series – Spring 2018 – Week 1

In Spring 2018 we launched our first dual location internships.  Our first Learn International intern Madeleine (Maddy) Harris, and our IAFS field school ambassador at Flinders University, Australia – Grace Dennis-Toone excavated at Ferrycarrig and then undertook desktop archaeological work, … Continue reading

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Excavation, Education and Experience: Archaeology at Ferrycarrig

This year we formalised a really exciting project that has long been in the making, a collaborative approach to research and education with biggest heritage park in Ireland, the Irish National Heritage Park. This project will roll into one our … Continue reading

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Birr town, Co. Offaly: Archaeology and Heritage

Birr town, Co. Offaly, is one location of a new research project looking at the early medieval monastic landscape and environment of the midlands of Ireland. Birr (Biorra, in Irish, meaning ‘water cress’) is located in south-west corner of County … Continue reading

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More Than Meets the Eye: Geophysics in the Midlands

More Than Meets the Eye: Surveying in the Midlands (Ashely Green and Denis Shine) If you have been keeping track of our blog post in recent times you will be aware that we have been supporting the PhD research of … Continue reading

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In the Press

16 January, 2018 Getting great support from the local press – the New Ross Standard.   https://www.independent.ie/regionals/newrossstandard/news/international-students-flock-to-field-school-36491403.html FerryCarrig IAFS Dig Wexford People 16 Jan 2018     30th January, 2018 The Wexford People who featured a two page spread on our project … Continue reading

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Digitally Preserving the Past – Saint Brendan’s Church, Birr.

Digitally Preserving the Past – 3D Scanning at Saint Brendan’s Church, Birr.  In August students from Ithaca College led by Professor Michael “Bodhi” Rogers, in partnership with the Irish Archaeology Field School/ Irish Heritage School (IHS), conducted 3D laser scans … Continue reading

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Using 3D Lasers in Archaeology: Trim Castle project

3D Digital Scanning at Trim Castle: OPW Archaeology Talk On Thursday June 30th, the OPW office in Trim will host a presentation on the current 3Dlaser scanning project at the National Monument sites of Trim Castle and the Black Friary, … Continue reading

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Internship Blog Series – Off the Beaten Track in Dublin

In the fourth of our internship series of blogs Kelsey Gamble talks about Dublin again, but this time the benefits of leaving the beaten track! Taking a trip off the beaten path…or my DART trip on the coast The DART, … Continue reading

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