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The School of Irish Archaeology is proud to introduce The Big Dig, a replica ‘Viking House’ and excavation site where children can explore the Viking world through a simulated archaeology dig. 

GT2D1879 CopyThis site is specially constructed on the grounds of participating schools and event centres, and it gives children the chance to experience the life of an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house. The Big Dig experience is suited for children aged 5 to 12 years of age.

As they dig through the site, children will unearth Viking treasures and artefacts dating back 1,000 years. They will learn about the lives of our Viking ancestors as history is brought to life by qualified archaeologists. These educational workshops offer a unique experience that will leave your children fascinated by our ancient ancestors and eager to learn more.

The Big Dig is a fully mobile construction which can be booked for any location within Ireland and is also perfect for corporate, social, family or heritage events.

To watch click on the video below:

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Big Dig Event 2017
 

'The Big Day Out', St Patrick's Day, Merrion Square, Dublin  - 19th March 

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE - CLICK HERE

'The Big Dig' Dublinia - 12th - 19th April

'Science Festival - How?', Shanganagh Park, Shankill  - 21st May 

'Adopt a Monument - Gallowshill', Hillview Drive Estate, Dungarven, Co Waterford  - 3rd June 

'Irish Maritime Festival', Drogheda  - 10th & 11th June

'Leixicon Library', Dun Laoghaire - 24th June (TBC)

'Flavours of Fingal, Newbridge House, Donabate - 24th & 25th June

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE - CLICK HERE!

'The Promenade Festival', Tramore, Co. Waterford - 1st & 2nd July

'Archaeology Day Derry',  Craft Village - Tower Museum, Co. Derry - 8th July

'The Rose Festival', St Annes Park, Clontarf - 15th & 16th July

'Market House Festival's Play Day', Gorey, Co. Wexford - 5th August

'Thurles Harvest Festival', Thurles - 7th August

'Festival Cluian Meala', Clonmel - 13th August

'Irish Walled Towns', Carlingford - 13th August 

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE - CLICK HERE!

'National Museum of Childhood', Dun Laoghaire - 19th August

'Heritage Week', Glendalough - 19th August

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE - CLICK HERE!

'KIldare Medieval Day', Kildare Town - 20th August 

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE - CLICK HERE!

'Cavan Burren Park', Co. Cavan - 23rd August

'Archaeofest 2017', Merrion Square - 26th August

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE - CLICK HERE!

'Dublin Flea Market - Heritage Week 2017', Newmarket Square - 27th August

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE - CLICK HERE!

'Electric Picnic', Soulkids, Stradbally - 1st - 3rd September 

'The Ploughing Championship', Tullamore- 19th - 21st September 

More dates to be confirmed.. Watch this space...

 

 

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