Junior Archaeology Club & Camps for Children
What’s new with the School of Irish Archaeology? At the beginning of 2020 we started our first Junior Archaeologists’ Club in Clane, County Kildare. The response has been amazing and since then we have opened two more venues in Kildare! Our new locations are now in Celbridge and information on these after-school activities can be found in the Camps / After-school tab above.
Alongside the after-school camps and because of the amazing response in Kildare we decided we would run some new archaeology camps in Clane and Prosperous during mid-term and summer.
SIA’s approach to Irish Archaeology is to disseminate the story of our past to the Irish Community and further afield. We encourage children, young adults and our older generations to engage with us, as we help them connect to our Ireland’s cultural and built heritage which at present is currently limited and generally kept within the academic and commercial sectors. We feel by sharing Ireland’s hidden past to our future generations that this will have a positive and long-term impact in years to come.
For that reason, in the months to come, we will be hoping to recruit volunteers, staff and enthusiasts of Irish Archaeology to join us on our journey to spread Ireland’s History and Heritage to all communities on the island of Ireland. The Big Dig Workshop, our Junior Archaeologists’ Club, our Archaeology Camps and Archaeology Programmes will be available to all primary/secondary schools, institutions and centres of education nationwide. Our Easter & Summer Camps are currently open for registration and our Big Dig is on the move all over the country this summer and during the year.