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The School of Irish Archaeology is proud to introduce The Big Dig, a replica ‘Viking House’ and excavation site where children can explore the Viking world through a simulated archaeology dig. 

GT2D1879 CopyThis site is specially constructed on the grounds of participating schools and event centres, and it gives children the chance to experience the life of an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house. The Big Dig experience is suited for children aged 5 to 12 years of age.

As they dig through the site, children 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. These educational workshops offer a unique experience that will leave your children fascinated by our ancient ancestors and eager to learn more.

The Big Dig is a fully mobile construction which can be booked for any location within Ireland and is also perfect for corporate, social, family or heritage events.

To watch click on the video below:

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Big Dig Event 2018

'The Big Dig', Leopardstown Pavilion - 11th March 

'The Big Day Out', St Patrick's Day, Merrion Square, Dublin - 18th March 

'The Big Dig' Dublinia - 24th - 28th March

'Science Festival - How?', Shanganagh Park, Shankill  - 20th May 

'Kildare County Show, Kildare - 17th June

Irish Maritime Festival', Drogheda   -  16th & 17th June

'Flavours of Fingal, Newbridge House, Donabate - 23rd & 24th June

'The Promenade Festival', Tramore, Co. Waterford - 7th & 8th July

'Archaeology Day Derry', Craft Village - Tower Museum, Co. Derry - 21st June (TBC)

'The Rose Festival', St Annes Park, Clontarf - 14th & 15th July

'Festival Cluian Meala', Clonmel - 13th August - Date TBC

'Westmeath Heritage Week', Co. Wicklow- 18th August

'Glendalough Heritage Week', Co. Wicklow- 18th August

'Westmeath Heritage Week', Co. Wicklow- 25th August

 'KIldare Medieval Day', Kildare Town - Date TBC

'Cavan Burren Park', Co. Cavan - Date TBC

'Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival', Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath - 29th & 30th September (TBC)

'Electric Picnic', Soulkids, Stradbally - Date TBC

'The Ploughing Championship', Tullamore- Date TBC

More dates to be confirmed.. Watch this space...



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