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2014 Courses

Introduction and Intermediate Archaeological Excavation

June 2nd-June 27th 2014 & June 30th-July 25th 2014

Introduction to Archaeological Excavation (Level 1)

July 28th-August 8th 2014

Would you like to learn the basics of Archaeological Excavation?

In Ireland?

In the unique geological and archaeological landscape of the Burren in western Ireland?

Yes? Then this is your chance!

A limited number of places have been made available at the Caherconnell Archaeological Field School. Sign up now and come along to explore Ireland’s ancient past. You can learn the techniques and skills necessary to excavate an archaeological site from highly experienced experts from the academic sector (Archaeological director: Dr. Michelle Comber)

“It is difficult if not impossible to dig at Caherconnell and NOT find artefacts”

Our courses have an excellent staff/student ratio of 1:5.

This field course will run for two weeks, on various dates during June, July and August 2014, Monday – Friday. Places are limited to 20, and will be allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis, so don’t miss out – sign up now!

Fee for the two week field course: €2,200

Book your place now

This covers

- Full board on each course day including breakfast and dinner on the weekend.
- For course details click on your chosen course- 2 Week Course or 4 Week Course
- Transport to and from site, Monday – Friday
- A one day guided tour of the Burren & the Cliffs of Moher on the middle weekend of a two week course
- Hostel accommodation in the village of Kilfenora, Co. Clare, for the duration of your course
- Protection at the dig site to allow the school to continue during inclement weather*
- Administration and on-site insurance
- Dinner will be provided for those arriving in Kilfenora before 10p.m. on the night before the course begins

*A covered dig site is vital, in order, to get the maximum value from your course.

Application forms should be submitted here, as early as possible. A fully refundable application fee of 100 euro is payable with each booking. A booking fee is payable once a place has been offered, and the balance no later than 12 weeks before the course begins. Once your application has been accepted we will contact you to arrange payment.

Participants are responsible for pre and post-dig travel arrangements to and from Kilfenora, Co. Clare, and their own activities on each Sunday. (daily travel to and from the dig site is included in the cost) Please be aware that archaeological excavation is a physical activity, and some degree of fitness and mobility is required. An up-to-date tetanus immunisation is recommended before participating in any fieldwork. Participants must supply their own 4” pointing/excavation trowel (see links), work gloves, and suitable clothing and footwear for Ireland’s mild, but sometimes wet, climate!
All other excavation equipment will be provided.

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