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Internship Blog Series – Spring 2018 – Week 9

The final blog by intern Madeleine Harris.  What an eight weeks!.  We were disappointed to see Maddy leave us, but she has been an absolute pleasure to have around.  Maddy was the first to participate in our dual location internship, staying … Continue reading

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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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