About Us!

The Irish Heritage School (IHS – also trading under the aegis of the Irish Archaeology Field School) is Ireland’s leading provider of accredited, site-based heritage research and training. The ethos of the school is to provide an opportunity for students and enthusiasts of the natural, cultural and built heritage, to learn in an outdoor classroom within an established research framework led by a team of highly qualified and experienced heritage experts.

Initially focusing on archaeological research, in particular archaeological excavation, we have worked closely with local communities in counties Wicklow, Kildare, Meath, Wexford and Offaly. Our marquee archaeology project is currently located in Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, with a second field school in Ferns, County Wexford, which will begin in Summer 2021.

The IHS has been also working with the local community in Birr, Co. Offaly, since the start of 2018 and have undertaken a number of community-based projects in partnership with several local groups. In 2019 we entered a 30-year commitment with the County Council and the town of Birr, to restore a set of historic buildings as an educational and community resource. Our ambition is to establish a third level teaching and research institute in the town, focussed on our natural, built and community heritage.

Currently we do not have any vacancies but if you are interested in possible future opportunities please send your CV to info@iafs.ie.