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Achill Archaeology Field School

Residential Archaeology & Anthropology Field School on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Est. 1991.

Achill Archaeological Field School welcomes international archaeology students from all over the world! Our students come to experience Irish archaeology in a beautiful island landscape off the west coast of Ireland and participate in archaeological excavations and survey projects under the supervision of highly experienced archaeologists and environmental scientists.

The Achill Archaeological Field School is the oldest and probably the foremost Field School of archaeology and anthropology in Ireland and celebrates 23 years of archaeology fieldwork and research. The mission of the Achill Archaeological Field School is to provide a unique experience for students interested in archaeology and anthropology who wish to explore the rich cultural heritage of Achill Island on the west coast of Ireland.

The Achill Archaeological Field School has been training students in field techniques for 21 years. We usually conduct two archaeological excavations each year, the first will deal with recently uncovered coastal peat beds at Dooagh and the second with a probable Megalithic Tomb on Slievemore Mountain. 

The field school programme commences in April and continues through to September. Archaeology courses from 1-week to 10-weeks are available for all people interested in archaeology.  We also offer non-residential course at a considerable discount.

Join us in April/May and participate in our excavation of coastal peat beds at Dooagh.

Academic Credit is available for all of our Modular Courses in archaeology, with applications welcome from students aged 16 years of age and upwards. Mature archaeology/anthropology students are particularly welcome.

A special archaeology field school programme is available on request for Second Level students.

We also offer a selection of Guided Tours to archaeology sites and monuments in the West and Midlands of Ireland.

Book one of our Archaeology Courses now!

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