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The Big Dig - Archaeofest 2017 (Merrion Square)

The School of Irish Archaeology

Saturday, 26 August 2017 from 11:00 to 16:00 (IST)

The Big Dig - Archaeofest 2017 (Merrion Square)

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Type End Quantity
11am - Session 1
This is a free ticket, your place will be lost if you do not turn up on time. Since these sessions are short and very popular we cannot guarantee your place if there is a no show or late attendance, regardless of registration on our pre-booking system. If you are not there 5 minutes after the event has started your place will be lost!
25 Aug 2017 Free  
12pm - Session 2
This is a free ticket, your place will be lost if you do not turn up on time. Since these sessions are short and very popular we cannot guarantee your place if there is a no show or late attendance, regardless of registration on our pre-booking system. If you are not there 5 minutes after the event has started your place will be lost!
25 Aug 2017 Free  
1pm - Session 3
This is a free ticket, your place will be lost if you do not turn up on time. Since these sessions are short and very popular we cannot guarantee your place if there is a no show or late attendance, regardless of registration on our pre-booking system. If you are not there 5 minutes after the event has started your place will be lost!
25 Aug 2017 Free  
2pm - Session 4
This is a free ticket, your place will be lost if you do not turn up on time. Since these sessions are short and very popular we cannot guarantee your place if there is a no show or late attendance, regardless of registration on our pre-booking system. If you are not there 5 minutes after the event has started your place will be lost!
25 Aug 2017 Free  
3pm - Session 5
This is a free ticket, your place will be lost if you do not turn up on time. Since these sessions are short and very popular we cannot guarantee your place if there is a no show or late attendance, regardless of registration on our pre-booking system. If you are not there 5 minutes after the event has started your place will be lost!
25 Aug 2017 Free  

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Event Details

Join us in Merrion Square this summer for Archaeofest on the 26th August 2017. We will be carrying out our Big Dig Event for children from 11am - 4pm. Hourly sessions are available, so book now! Online places are limited! However, there is also an option to book with us on the day of the event at the venue.

The School of Irish Archaeology is proud to introduce their 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. They will have an opportunity to dig for Viking treasures and artefacts dating back over 1000 years and learn about our Viking ancestors through the eyes of real archaeologists!

We ensure this educational and one of a kind experience won’t leave your children disappointed. We guarantee it will leave them wanting to know much more about the work of archaeologists and who our ancient ancestors were!

Do you have questions about The Big Dig - Archaeofest 2017 (Merrion Square)? Contact The School of Irish Archaeology

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Merrion Square
Dublin
Dublin
Ireland

Saturday, 26 August 2017 from 11:00 to 16:00 (IST)


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The School of Irish Archaeology

The School of Irish Archaeology’s mission is to educate our young people about Ireland’s rich ancient culture. We bring the past to life through practical, interactive experiences in a hands-on learning environment.

The Big Dig and other SIA events recreate archaeological excavation sites, where children discover their past using simple tools and techniques. We aim to introduce the profession of archaeology to children in a fun and enjoyable way.

This approach is perfectly suited to a child’s natural curiosity and eagerness to roll up their sleeves and explore a site. They learn to recognise and log details of ancient artefacts, tools, bones and utensils, as they develop an understanding of Irish heritage, culture and identity.

Ireland’s landscape and regions contain a wealth of historical treasures, which means a different story can be discovered wherever we go. Our classes, camps and events take in geological and environmental circumstances of ancient times, which often determined where a culture might thrive, and where it would not.

Children can take a step back into history, as they recreate ancient items such as clay pots and leather shoes, and even ancient weapons. Our camps offer a safe and fun environment, where we explore the past through our future.

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