The School of Irish Archaeology

Camps in Harolds Cross, Dublin and Castledermot, Kildare


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If you want your children to explore the world of the Viking’s and our ancient ancestors look no further!

The School of Irish Archaeology combines a host of activities which are interactive and educational in a relaxed and fun environment. The children will get to investigate and explore the past through creative and practical hands-on learning. SIA brings history to life while they also merge subjects such as geology, the landscape and the environment in a stimulating and exciting way! 

Archaeology Camps

The School of Irish Archaeology is proud to introduce our finest product the Big Dig! The replica ‘Viking House’ workshop and excavation is designed around children from 5 – 12 years of age.

This innovative product allows children to explore the Viking world through a simulated and controlled archaeology dig. Children have an opportunity to experience what it is like to be an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house.

Children have an opportunity to dig for Viking treasures and artefacts dating back over 1000 years. They will learn about our Viking ancestors through living history and the eyes of real qualified archaeologists!

SIA ensures our educational workshop and one of a kind experience won’t leave your children disappointed.

We guarantee your children will want to know much more about the work of archaeologists and who our ancient ancestors were!

Camps dates are as follows:

Easter Camps - Harold's Cross
Week 1: 26th - 30th March
Week 2: 2nd - 6th April

Easter Camps - Kerry County Museum
Week 1: 26th - 30th March

Summer Camps - Malahide CS
Week 1: TBC
Week 2: TBC

Summer Camps - Harold's Cross NS
Week 1: TBC
Week 2: TBC
Week 3: TBC
Week 4: TBC

Day Camps - Harold's Cross NS
Day 1: TBC (Click here for more info)
Day 2: TBC August (Click here for more info)


The Big Dig is a perfect for any occasion such as a corporate, social, family or heritage event which can be booked for any location within Ireland.

Big Dig Events are as follows:

Big Dig Event 2018

  • The Big Day Out', St Patrick's Day, Merrion Square, Dublin - 18th March 
  • The Big Dig' Dublinia - 24th - 28th March
  • Science Festival - How?', Shanganagh Park, Shankill - 20th May 
  • Irish Maritime Festival', Drogheda - Date TBC
  • Leixicon Library', Dun Laoghaire - Date (TBC)
  • Flavours of Fingal, Newbridge House, Donabate - Date TBC
  • The Promenade Festival', Tramore, Co. Waterford - Date TBC
  • Archaeology Day Derry', Craft Village - Tower Museum, Co. Derry - Date TBC
  • The Rose Festival', St Annes Park, Clontarf - Date TBC
  • Festival Cluian Meala', Clonmel - 13th August - Date TBC
  • Heritage Week', TBC
  • Gallowshill Community Excavation', Dungarven - 19th August
  • KIldare Medieval Day', Kildare Town - Date TBC
  • Cavan Burren Park', Co. Cavan - Date TBC
  • Dublin Flea Market - Heritage Week', Newmarket Square - Date TBC
  • Electric Picnic', Soulkids, Stradbally - Date TBC
  • The Ploughing Championship', Tullamore- Date TBC

More dates to be confirmed.. Watch this space...

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