The Irish Archaeology Field School

2020 Programs Now Open

 

The Irish Archaeology Field School

Public archaeology, research, education and training in Ireland

 

The Irish Archaeology Field School

We are Ireland’s leading provider of accredited, field-based archaeological research and training.

 

The Irish Archaeology Field School

2020 Programs Now Open

 

The Irish Archaeology Field School

Public archaeology, research, education and training in Ireland

Welcome to the Irish Archaeology Field School (IAFS)

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.

Our archaeological and heritage programs include research projects in a number of locations in Ireland, including in Co. Wexford and Co. Offaly (with satellite schools frequently undertaken elsewhere). We provide credited and uncredited programs (and internships) for novice and experienced students, and also specialise in the preparation of purpose-built faculty led programs incorporating excavation, historical research, remote sensing, non-invasive survey, ground investigation, landscape assessment etc.

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

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THE IRISH ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL

Our Ethos

The aim of the Irish Archaeology Field 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.

Faculty Led Programs

We have a long track record of building customised programs and unique itineraries for Universities and Faculties. While our programs are typically two to four weeks in length they are tailor made to meet the individual demands of your institution so can be of any duration.

Research Projects

The Irish Archaeology Field School is engaged in a number of research projects, including collaborations with established academics, student graduate research, and community groups. Find out more about our research projects here.

2020 Programs

We provide a wide range of expert led research focused courses designed to introduce students to practical archaeological field methods, and to build and expand on knowledge and experience gained in the classroom. Book a course here.

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Project Profile: Ferrycarrig Research Project

Our marquee archaeological project, Digging the Lost Town of Carrig, takes place at the Carrick archaeological site, in the Irish National Heritage Park (INHP), Wexford. The project was founded in January of 2018 by the IAFS and INHP and focuses on the Carrick ringwork (SMR WX037-028002-), one of the most historically significant, but lesser known, medieval sites in Ireland. Carrick, founded in the winter of 1169 by Robert FitzStephen, was the first Anglo-Norman stronghold in the country being constructed the year before the main Anglo-Norman landing party at Baginbun. A stone castle, medieval borough and deerpark developed close to (or on) the site of the ringwork in the 13th century. Our project aims to establish Carrick’s rightful importance to the medieval histories of Co. Wexford, Ireland and Britain.

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