IRELAND Isert Kelly Castle Galway Archaeological Field School Kilchreest, County Galway 4 June-27 July
€ 3,450 per four-week course email@example.com 00353872 867 061 www.galwayarchaeologicalfieldschool.com Since 2014, the Galway Archaeological Field School has been immersing students in the archaeology of medieval Ireland. This summer, the project returns to Isert Kelly Castle, with plans to open a new trench across a probable hall building, as well as continuing excavation of the base of the tower's latrine chute.
Keem Bay Achill Archaeological Field School Achill Island, County Mayo 21 May-29 June From € 695 per week firstname.lastname@example.org 00 353 984 3564 www.achill-fieldschool.com At Keem Bay on Achill Island, AAFS Keem Project is continuing to excavate a post-medieval village. The team hopes that this investigation can shed light on a forgotten preFamine settlement, through the archaeological evidence of the 19th-century structural remains on site. The excavation is located at the westernmost tip of the island, and offers academic credit and accommodation within its cost.
Caraun Point Achill Archaeological Field School Achill Island, County Mayo 2 July-1 0 August From € 695 per week email@example.com 00 353 984 3564 www.achill-fieldschool.com Over on the north side of Achill Island is Caraun Point, a site set within a sand dune and rich in archaeological remains, including an early medieval enclosure, a burial ground, middens, and stone structures. This year, the excavation will target one of the small stone buildings, as well as a nearby shell midden. The project also provides accommodation and academic credit.
SCOTLAND Ness of Brodgar University of the Highlands and Islands & Ness of Brodgar Trust Orkney 4 July-22 August Free firstname.lastname@example.org 01856 569 225 www.nessofbrodgar.co.uklvisit Archaeological investigations at the famous Ness of Brodgar, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, are continuing this year. There are daily site tours and two special open days during which the public can see the excavation in action (see website for details) . A few places remain for experienced volunteers, but the project must be contacted in advance in order to take part. The project also runs digging workshops for young people who might be looking to give archaeology a try.
Coldingham: the search for Lindisfarne's sister monastery DigVentures Coldingham, Berwicksh ire 19 June-1 July £165 per day/£625 per week (£420 for students) email@example.com 03330 113 990 www.digventures.com Last year, DigVentures began the search for archaeological evidence of the monastery established in Berwickshire by Princess Aebbe, sister of the Northumbrian king who founded Lindisfarne in AD 635. The site had never been definitively located. In 2018, a larger excavation will be undertaken in the hopes of discovering further traces of these important buildings.
Kinneil Falkirk Local History Society Kinneil Estate, Falkirk 21 July-4 August Free, but transport and food not provided firstname.lastname@example.org 01324503 783 This season the Falkirk Local History Society is exploring the 17th-century landscape of Kinneil Park . Constructed by the Earl of Arran in 1560, Kinneil House had its grounds remodelled during the 1690s; these included enclosure walls, an orchard, a ha-ha, a kennel, as well as additional
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