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The Big Dig - Kilkenny Castle - Heritage Week 2019

The School of Irish Archaeology

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 from 11:30 to 16:30 (IST)

The Big Dig - Kilkenny Castle - Heritage Week 2019

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Type End Quantity
Session 1: 11.30am
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! Please Note: Parents must stay with their children at all times during the event
2d 19h 33m Free  
Session 2: 12.15pm
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! Please Note: Parents must stay with their children at all times during the event
2d 19h 33m Free  
Session 3: 1pm
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! Please Note: Parents must stay with their children at all times during the event
2d 19h 33m Free  
Session 4: 1.45pm
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! Please Note: Parents must stay with their children at all times during the event
2d 19h 33m Free  
Session 5: 2.30pm
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! Please Note: Parents must stay with their children at all times during the event
2d 19h 33m Free  
Session 6: 3.15pm
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! Please Note: Parents must stay with their children at all times during the event
2d 19h 33m Free  
Session 7: 4pm
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! Please Note: Parents must stay with their children at all times during the event
2d 19h 33m Free  

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Event Details

Join the Big Dig Workshop August 20th for Heritage Week 2019 at Kilkenny Castle for a child friendly event. Online places are limited! However, there is also an option to book with us on the day of the event at the venue. We will be located on the Castle lawn between the playgroung and the Castle

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!

FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Ages 5 - 12

Please Note: Parents must stay with their children at all times during the event

Do you have questions about The Big Dig - Kilkenny Castle - Heritage Week 2019? Contact The School of Irish Archaeology

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Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle Park
Kilkenny
Ireland

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 from 11:30 to 16:30 (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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