The Big Dig

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The
Big
Dig
2019

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 2019

Merrion Square

The Big Day Out‘, St Patrick’s Day, Merrion Square, Dublin – 18th March 

Dublinia

13th to 17th of April

Shankill

 Shanganagh Park, Shankil –  How? Science Festival – Dates TBC

Athy

Kildare County Show, Athy Showgrounds, Co. Kildare – TBC

Drogheda

Irish Maritime Festival’, Drogheda   –  TBC

Donabate

‘Flavours of Fingal, Newbridge House, Donabate – Dates TBC

Clontarf

‘The Rose Festival’, St Annes Park, Clontarf – Dates TBC

Cavan

Taste of Cavan’, Co. Cavan – TBC

Clonmel

‘Festival Cluian Meala’, Clonmel –  August – Date TBC

Stradbally

‘Electric Picnic’, Soulkids, Stradbally – Dates TBC

The Ploughing Championships

‘The Ploughing Championship’Dates TBC

Ireland

More dates to be confirmed.. Watch this space…

Very well run camp with great variety of activities and interesting day trips.
Catherine B
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
Conor loved this summer camp. Educational & fun
Denise H

Innovative

Fun

Engaging

Hand-On Education

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Made with by TB

Innovative

Fun

Engaging

Hand-On Education

© All rights reserved The School of Irish Archaeology

Made with by TB