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Internship Blog Series – Spring 2018 – Week 8

In this penultimate blog, intern Madeleine Harris visits Birr Library, travels to Cork to meet with a medieval pottery specialist, visits the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin and meets with a conservator in University College Dublin. Week 8 – … Continue reading

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Internship Blog Series – Spring 2018 – Week 7

This week intern Madeleine Harris learns about the discipline of oral histories, travels to Maynooth University and re-visits the Irish National Heritage Park to finalise logistics.  The range of activities indicates just how holistic our unique Winter internship is. Week 7 … Continue reading

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Internship Blog Series – Spring 2018 – Week 6

This week intern Madeleine Harris travels to Birr for the second half of her internship in the Birr office.  She will be learning archaeological skills not typically taught in a field school, starting with archaeological impact assessment skills.  This is … Continue reading

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Internship Blog Series – Spring 2018 – Week 5

In this blog intern Madeleine Harris describes the last week on site for the Winter/Spring program.  A great experience was had by all the students during their time in Ferrycarrig!  Maddy will now be moving to our Birr office for … Continue reading

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Internship Blog Series – Spring 2018 – Week 4

In the fourth of our internship series of blogs Madeleine Harris describes students finds, birds of prey(!) and a Fulacht Fia. What an exciting week … Week 4 –  22nd January 2018 After a relaxing weekend, we all returned to … Continue reading

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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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