The Big Dig

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The
Big
Dig
2021

The School of Irish Archaeology is proud to introduce the next step in the evolution of creative and hands-on learning for our younger generation. Our replica ‘Viking House’ and excavation site allows children and young adults to explore the Viking world through a simulated archaeology dig. 

The site is a fully mobile construction which is suitable for Festivals, Family Fun Days, Heritage/Corporate Events and is now available for participating schools and event centres nationwide. The workshop gives children and young adults the chance to experience what it is like to be an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house.

As they dig through the site, participants will unearth Viking treasures and artefacts dating back 1,000 years. They will learn about the lives of our Viking ancestors as history is brought to life by qualified archaeologists. Our educational workshops offer a unique experience that will leave our future generations fascinated by our ancient ancestors and eager to learn more.

The Big Dig 2021

Blakestown Community Resource Centre

30th July 2021

Blakestown, Co. Dublin 

Tom Ruane Park, Mayo

14th August 

Heritage Week 2021

Castle Park House Sligo

15th August

Heritage Week 2021

Abbeyleix Heritage House

21st August

Heritage Week 2021

Heritage Week 2021

More Dates TBC

The students loved the Big Dig. They really enjoyed the digging and it helped them to remember what they had learned in class. The size of the groups was perfect as they could all get involved and not just observe, they felt that they were real archaeologists; It was active learning in the best sense.
Sinead NiGhabhann
After he went to a Big Dig workshop last summer at Rathmines Library, he started his own archaeological dig in our back garden!
Marnie H
All of the teachers who supervised classes attending The Big Dig, were very impressed by the workshop and the facilitators. The workshops themselves were very engaging and hands on. The girls’ curiosity was piqued by the wonderful array of artefacts on display. The facilitators were very interesting and enthusiastic, answering all queries, effectively and patiently.
Barbara Davis

Innovative

Fun

Engaging

Hand-On Education

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Innovative

Fun

Engaging

Hand-On Education

© All rights reserved The School of Irish Archaeology

Made with by TB