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Week 4 – Harold’s Cross Summer Camp

4th August 2020 - 7th August 2020



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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.

We use an ‘Indiana Jones’ approach to ensure your children get lots of time outdoors. As well as taking part in excavations and exciting treasure hunts, children will also get to visit important archaeological and historical sites such as Newgrange, Glendalough, Trim Castle and Dublin Castle, to name a few.

COVID-19 Operating Procedures and Guidelines:

Due to the COVID-19 government restrictions we have had to alter the format of our camps. We intend to adhere to and follow the guidelines and measures in-line with the second phase of lifting the public health restrictions. Our resumption will be in a limited capacity with no more than 15 children attending any one outdoor camp workshop, unless significant measures are announced from government and the HSE in the coming weeks. In our larger venues we will have two small groups in the morning camps (9am – 12pm) and a further two groups in our later camp (1pm – 4pm). Each group will consist of no more than 15 children. Our smaller venues will only have 15 children in the morning camps and a further 15 in the later camp. As much as we would like to have normal operating hours from 9 – 3pm we need to follow the guidelines issued to us in order to keep our staff and your children safe while trying to run an exciting, fun and educational camp. Children will not be able to book into both morning and afternoon camp workshops due to the government guidelines and we do apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • Parents will drop children at the door of reception and their waiting supervisor will bring them into the hall area.
  • They will sanitise or wash their hands and will be socially distanced and advised to maintain the same distance.
  • A COVID-19 Presentation at the start of the camp will be carried out with all children in order for us to provide and operate a safe working environment.
  • Children will come prepared to with there own lunch and drinks.
  • We will operate a one way system through the hall and the participants will carry out all camp workshops outdoors.
  • Children will leave through the green exit gate at the right hand side of the school building.
  • Sanitiser stations and hand-washing facilities will be available throughout the camp.
  • Camp staff will be trained with in accordance to COVID-19 related matters.
  • We ask that Parents/Guardians to arrive no earlier than 5 mins before camp and return no sooner than 5 mins before end of class. This is to avoid social gatherings in the Car Park.
  • Parents/Guardians will need to sign and present a COVID-19 form to SIA before the commencement of our camps.
  • Parents/Guardians should not book their children into the camps if they or their children have come in contact with a person with COVID-19 within 14 days prior to the camp.
  • Parents/Guardians will not hold SIA liable in the case their children contracting COVID-19 during one of our camps.
  • Parents/Guardians need to understand there is a risk within the community even with the government guidelines and that these guidelines do not ensure or prevent your child/children from contracting COVID-19 at SIA camps.
  • Parents/Guardians must take full responsibility for the care, safety and health of their child/children in regards to informing them and safeguarding them from COVID-19.
  • If you feel there is a risk to your child/children contracting COVID-19 and it is a concern to you, please do not book into SIA camps.
  • You must agree to SIA’s terms and conditions in order to book a place in our camps. These terms and conditions are considering a binding contract.
  • If you have any concerns with regards to SIA’s COVID-19 operating procedures or terms or conditions then please contact us at info@sia.ie.


  • Viking House Excavation
  • Clay Pot Making
  • Historical Treasure Hunts
  • Archaeology Excursions
  • Visit to Real life Archaeology Dig
  • Historical Shoe Making
  • Archery
  • Archaeology Games
  • The Graveyard Experience
  • Post & Wattle Fence Making

Our Team

We have a team of qualified and very experienced teachers and archaeologists who have worked on numerous excavations throughout Ireland. Our staff are friendly, outgoing and have lots of experience when working with children.

Our Guarantee

The friendly environment and relaxing atmosphere of the summer camp allows the children to enjoy this unique experience by participating within groups, carrying out archaeological tasks and solving puzzles in a fun and creative manner


4th August 2020
7th August 2020


The School of Irish Archaeology
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9am - 3pm


Harold’s Cross NS
Harold's Cross NS
Dublin, D6WFR66 Ireland
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