Archaeology Camps

Our camps provide a new and fascinating alternative to sports-themed camps and other school-break activities for children aged between 7 and 12 years old. If your child is a curious explorer with a thirst for knowledge about their past, why not let them try the School of Irish Archaeology? Our camps are run all year round, and they introduce children to the mysteries and adventures of our past in a fun, practical and hands-on way.

All of our camps have a good mix of indoor and outdoor workshops and when possible, we will try to use our workshops in an outdoor setting to the best of our ability. Due to the nature of Irish weather and adverse conditions, outdoors at times is not always possible.

For more details on booking our camps, including times and what to bring, scroll to the bottom of the page to see our FAQs section.



"My kids took part in this summer camp twice and got so much out of it. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough." Sharon Greene

Camp Activities

Hands-on practical workshop allowing the children to create their own pot like the first farmers

Clay Pot Making

Become a medieval archer and test your strength, skill and accuracy

Archery School

Exciting and stimulating adventures at National Monuments like Christchurch Cathedral, Glendalough’s Monastic City and Medieval Trim

Historical Treasure Hunts

We will visit some of the most interesting site and monuments around the country such as Trim Castle, Bective Abbey, Newgrange, Glendalough and Tara to name a few.

Archaeology Excursions

A fantastic opportunity to meet a real archaeologist as they uncover ancient monuments and artefacts

Visit to Real Life Archaeology Dig

Explore Ireland’s olden crafts and technologies like Leatherwork, Coin Striking, Ancient Scriptures, Woodcrafts and much more

Ancient Crafts & Technologies

Experience being a History Hunter by excavating our Viking House and becoming an archaeologist!

Viking House Excavation

Learn about the fierce world of the Viking and Medieval times through our specialised interactive workshops

Weaponry & Combat

Children learn one of the earliest prehistoric crafts and forms of architecture in the world!

Post & Wattle Fence Making

Fun, friendly & exhilarating team games where children participate in groups to outwit their opponents

Archaeology Games

Don’t go home empty handed. Our creative and fun design workshop finds the warrior within you!

Shield & Sword Design

Explore some of Ireland’s oldest graveyards through storytelling, burial rites and our ancient customs.

Graveyard Experience


Most frequent questions and answers about our Archaeology Camps

Camp normally starts and finishes at 10am – 3pm. Some times may vary due to location, so if unsure contact a member of our team.

Yes, there are two breaks throughout the day, so its recommended to bring plenty of food and liquids for your child.

As Irish weather is constantly changing, we recommend clothes for all weather. Good walking boots/wheelies and suncream are essential. We also recommend if your child suffers from any allergy or medical illness that SIA staff members are notified in advance.

The camps are catered for aged 7 – 12 years old. However, we do, take younger siblings from age 6 but please contact a member of our team to know more before booking.

Cancellation is required one week prior to the commencement of the camp, no refund of deposit or fee can be redeemed on or after that time. Parents/Guardians must be contactable during the camp hours. Places will be filled on a first come first served basis. SIA reserves the right to cancel part of/or the entire programme. All cancellations will be subject to a minimum administrative fee of €20 (non-transferable).

Cancellations due to Covid-19 or medical reasons must be notified on or prior to the first day of the relevant Camp.
These cancellations must be verified in writing by the relevant participant’s doctor.
If verification is provided within 3 days, a full refund will be issued in respect of the affected participant.

Is my child eligible due to certain medical conditions or special needs? At SIA we like to ensure we are inclusive to all and we understand the needs of our clients and their children. If your child suffers from any illness or medical condition, please notify SIA. If your child has any specific special needs, we will require the accompaniment of a guardian or special needs assistant (SNA). SIA has permission to seek medical treatment in the event of an accident. If you require further information in relation to any of the above please contact us at

Yes, SIA is insured with full Public Liability

SIA team members are all fully Garda Vetted and have completed the Tusla Introduction to Child First training programme. Our staff are qualified and experienced teachers, archaeologists and we always have a first aider with us at all our courses and events.

Harold's Cross NS

Malahide Community School

My son (aged 9) attended the camp this past August and thoroughly enjoyed himself. He had fun, learned a lot, and says he would like to go again next year. After he went to a Big Dig workshop last summer at Rathmines Library, he started his own archaeological dig in our back garden!
Marnie M
My kids loved the camp in Castledermot last summer and the 'Big Dig' at the medieval festival too! Great to see them enjoying learning so much!
Sharon D
Great camp both mine two loved it a heart mix of history,social and excursion a big success. Education through fun.
Yvonne P

Heritage Specialists


Cultural Tourism

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Heritage Specialists


Cultural Tourism

© All rights reserved The School of Irish Archaeology

Made with by TB