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Galway Archaeological Field School

The Galway Archaeological Field School provides students with hands-on experience of the archaeology and architecture of medieval Ireland. 

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Galway Archaeological Field School​

The Galway Archaeological Field School provides students with hands-on experience of the archaeology and architecture of medieval Ireland. We specialise in this field and seek to immerse our students in the wealth of medieval castles, churches and monasteries which lie scattered across the Irish landscape.

We offer our students:
Exciting opportunities to study in a small, vibrant university city on the west coast of Ireland
Top-class field-based teaching led by an expert in Irish medieval archaeology and architecture
A choice of 2-week and 4-week courses which can be combined to create a longer experience
Academic Credit from one of Ireland’s top universities
Their own bedroom in a very comfortable apartment shared with other field-school students

Our Courses

The Galway Archaeological Field School will offer three courses in 2021 and transferable Academic Credit is available to all students. We aim to provide high quality tuition to all our students and this will be achieved through small class sizes, professional tuition and close on-site supervision. We are primarily an educational institution and so we design our courses and select our survey and excavation sites with one important thing in mind – the provision of first-class training opportunities for our students.
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Course 1

Castles, Cloisters and Churches: The Architecture of Medieval Ireland

This two-week course will investigate the architecture and archaeology of the castles, churches and cloisters of medieval Ireland….

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Course 2

Introduction to Archaeological Excavation

This four-week course will introduce students to the practicalities of archaeological excavation and provide them with hands-on…

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Course 3

Recording Methods in Archaeological Survey and Excavation

This four-week course, designed for students with some experience of archaeological excavation, seeks to develop their on-site skills to…

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