Fieldwork Opportunity: Irish Archaeology Field School

The Institute for Field Research (IFR) Ireland Ferrycarrig Program

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.

Our archaeological and heritage include research projects in a number of locations in Ireland, including Co. Offally, Co. Wexford. Our new projects include, historical research, remote sensing and non-invasive survey, ground investigation and excavation. Our courses include programmes for novice and experienced students, internships, faulty led purpose-built programmes, and accredited programmes with partner organisations including the Institute for Field Research.

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.

This year the IAFS are launching an exciting new excavation at Carrick Castle (and settlement), the first Norman Castle in Ireland, constructed in 1169. The site is locating within the stunning confines of the Irish National Heritage Park, a 40 acre parkland featuring the largest open air museum in Ireland, in Wexford, southeast Ireland. The course is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds including archaeology, history, anthropology, experimental archaeology, medieval studies – or just students looking for a unique study abroad experience in general. The programme will include students of all ages and nationalities.

Most courses are open to undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students undertaking any major, and from any university in the world. Students must be 18 years or over, to participate. The courses are designed to support student development and are relevant to those who are not yet enrolled in university as well as current or graduate students.

For more information and to apply, visit our website: