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.
Ballbriggan, Co. Dublin – Cancelled
Dublin City Centre, Postponed (Dates TBC)
How? Science Festival, Shanganagh Park, Shankill – 17th May
Timahoe Community Festival, Laois. Cancelled
Carlow County Museum – 13th June
John’s Quay, Behind Carnegie Library, Kilkenny City – 15th June
Russborough House, Blessington, Co. Wicklow – 26th – 28th June
The Showgrounds, Athy, Co. Kildare. Date: TBC
Flavours of Fingal, Newbridge House, Donabate – 26th & 27th June
‘The Rose Festival’, St Annes Park, Clontarf – Cancelled
Carrick On Shannon – 15th August
Leixlip Library, – 15th August
Manor Hamilton – 16th August
Phoenix Park, Visitor Centre – 16th August
Cabragh Wetlands – 19th August
Baginbun 1170- 22nd August
Phoenix Park, Visitor Centre – 23rd August
More Dates TBC
‘Picnic in the Park Mullingar’ – Dates TBC
Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival – Dates TBC
‘The Ploughing Championships’ – Dates TBC