Irish Archaeology Field School (IAFS)
We are Ireland’s leading provider of accredited, field-based archaeological research and training. The ethos of the school is to provide an opportunity for students of archaeology and anthropology to experience at first hand the excitement of archaeological excavation in a teaching environment.
Set in the heart of the Boyne Valley in the heritage town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland, our field school offers students a safe, welcoming and authentic Irish cultural experience.
The focus of the field school is the archaeological excavations at the Black Friary, in the heart of the Heritage town of Trim. The dig is the cornerstone of the nationally and internationally recognised multi-award winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project.
Whilst our programs are excavation-centered and aimed primarily at students of archaeology, anthropology and forensics, courses are open to all, and are guaranteed to give you an enriching and thoroughly worthwhile study abroad adventure.
Our main field season typically take places from May to August, and includes four week accredited courses (through our partners the Institute for Field Research) as well as shorter unaccredited options (please click here). We also host a number of faculty led courses for a range of academic partners and are the industry leader in the delivery of customised heritage themed study abroad options.
For more information, visit: http://iafs.ie/