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The Big Dig - McCormack Square, Athlone, Co. Westmeath - 25th August (Herit...

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Join the Big Dig in association with Westmeath County Council and funded by the Creative Ireland Programme. We will be in McCormack Square, Athlone from 11am - 5pm running hourly sessions on the 25th August as part of our free event for Heritage Week 2018. Hourly sessions are available, so book online now or book with us on the day of the event!

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!

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