The Irish Archaeology Field School is very much embedded in the local community, as co-founders of the Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project (BCHAP), and as active stakeholders in the research and preservation of heritage in the area.

All IAFS courses involve participation in the project, and by joining us you will be welcomed into this community as an ambassador for your home institution.

Trim is a relatively small town with a population of just over 8,000 people.  Students of the field school are all heartily welcomed in the town as part of an important project that is transforming what was once a derelict wasteland into a valued amenity for the town.

BCHAP is equally about active participation by the local community in the project. Collaboration with the archaeological excavation can come in many forms, from active participation in the excavation, engagement with the archaeology or participation in the decision-making, management and future use of the site.

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