Achill Archaeological Field School

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Course Overview

The Achill Archaeological Field School was established in 1991 with the specific aim to provide training for students of archaeology and anthropology and, after 21 years, this remains at the center of everything we do. Located at the western end of Ireland’s largest offshore island, we are surrounded by mountains, bogs, cliffs and stunning seascapes and this amazing natural landscape forms the backdrop for our on-going research into the archaeology of an island community on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Field School offers 2-, 4- and 6-week modular courses that come with three, six and nine Semester Credits respectively. At the end of the course our students have a thorough understanding of excavation methodology that we feel will form a very sound foundation for a career in archaeology and associated fieldwork.

Programme Details



May 19 - June 28, 2014
July 7 - August 16, 2014


3 Semester Credits/6 ECTS
Credits per module

 April 25, 2014  Location:  Achill, Co Mayo

Programme Outline

Academic Director: Prof. Elizabeth FitzPatrick


-SS106:  Introduction to Irish Archaeology (3 semester credits/6 ECTS)

-SS107:  Archaeological Field Studies (3 semester credits/6 ECTS)

-SS108:  Data Analysis (3 semester credits/6 ECTS)

Participants taking three modules are eligible for 18 Semester Credits (9 Semester Hours).

Further Information

Further information from:  

The Administrator
Achill Archaeological Field School,
Archaeology Centre,
Dooagh, Achill Island,
Co. Mayo.
Telephone:  +353-98-43564
Fax:           +353-98-43595