Winter 2024 The Monastic Midlands: Uncovering the Archaeology of Irelands Hidden Heartlands (unaccredited) APPLY FOR FREE

4200 eur
Thu, Jan 4, 2024, 9:00 AM GMT – Thu, Feb 1, 2024, 5:00 PM GMT
Birr, County Offaly, Ireland
Winter 2024 The Monastic Midlands: Uncovering the Archaeology of Irelands Hidden Heartlands (unaccredited) APPLY FOR FREE

This four week non-accredited program provides a practical introduction to all aspects of the archaeological process including excavation, survey, post-excavation and dissemination. Our program is delivered at Birr, County Offaly, the midlands of Ireland. Students will actively participate in uncovering the settlements history, while also learning how to critically assess the importance of this crucial site within its wider landscape and historical context.

Students will gain practical burial excavation experience (in a controlled staged environment) and have the opportunity to analyse archaeological skeletal remains during laboratory sessions. Topics covered during lab sessions include: human and comparative osteology; determining sex, approximate age-at-death, living stature, identifying palaeopathological conditions and understanding how these techniques are used in archaeological and forensic contexts. The course integrates field excavation and practical laboratory sessions with cultural heritage excursions. Staying with local families in homestay accommodation, this program also offers a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.

Your program price includes the following:

  • Full-board accommodation in County Offaly
  • Full tuition, instruction, equipment and field trips

Please note that your costs do not include: any additional living expenses, your flight, cell phones and any local transport costs.

If you require any further information please contact us at info@irishheritageschool.ie.



Dr Denis Shine


Dr Stephen Mandal


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Birr, County Offaly, Ireland


  • Study Abroad Education
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Forensic Anthropology
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