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.
St Patrick’s Day Festival, Merrion Square, Dublin – 17th & 18th March
Dublin City Centre, 24th – 27th of April
How? Science Festival, Shanganagh Park, Shankill – Dates TBC
Timahoe Community Festival, Laois. 1st & 2nd June
The Waterford Triangle, Waterford. 1st & 2nd June
County Westmeath (Location TBC). 15th June
The Showgrounds, Athy, Co. Kildare. 16th June
Kilkenny City (Location TBC). 15th June
‘Flavours of Fingal, Newbridge House, Donabate – 29th & 30th June
‘The Rose Festival’, St Annes Park, Clontarf – Dates TBC
Taste of Cavan’, Co. Cavan – TBC
Carlingford Oyster Festival, County Louth. – 10 & 11th August
Carrick on Shannon, County Leitrim. 24th August
Glendalough’s Monastic City, Wicklow. Dates TBC
Navan Town – 17th August
‘Electric Picnic’, Soulkids, Stradbally – Dates TBC
‘The Ploughing Championship’, Dates TBC
More dates to be confirmed.. Watch this space…