Summer Excavation 2021: The Medieval Landscape of Ferrycarrig, Tracing the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland (non-accredited) APPLY FOR FREE

3650 eur
Sun Jul 11, 2:00 PM - Sat Aug 7, 12:00 PM (BST)
Ferrycarrig, County Wexford, Ireland  

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 the Ferrycarrig ringwork castle, within the confines of the Irish National Heritage Park (INHP) in Wexford, southeast Ireland. Students will actively participate in uncovering the ringwork’s 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 Wexford
  • Full tuition, instruction, equipment, t-shirt 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

Dr Denis Shine


Dr Stephen Mandal

Ferrycarrig, County Wexford, Ireland