Due to the Covid-19 crisis this field program has now been transferred online for summer 2020, and now costs only €850!
While missing our outdoor classroom the program will still deliver the same great academic content and carries the same credits as the established field version. The program is delivered through a combination of live online teaching and lab sessions, exclusive access to pre-recorded tutorials and self-directed (but guided) learning and home-based activities. For more information see our dedicated brochure here


The Irish Archaeology Field School (IAFS) provides a unique two-week program, in partnership with Maynooth University, to give students a hands-on orientation of archaeological field techniques and field anthropology, including key archaeological skills in survey, excavation and post-excavation analysis.
The diversity of this course allows students to understand the significance of an archaeological site, specifically the Ferrycarrig ringwork (one of the first Anglo-Norman castles constructed in Ireland in 1169AD/CE), within its heritage setting in general, and that of the medieval landscape of Wexford in particular.
The course, delivered by some of the foremost archaeological experts in Ireland, integrates field excavation and practical laboratory sessions with cultural heritage excursions to provide students with a unique academic enrichment and cultural heritage experience of Ireland.

What: Physical Anthropology School offering 7.5 ECTS (3-4 US semester credits)

When: June every year (see here for each year’s specific dates)

Where: Wexford and the Irish National Heritage Park (at the Carrick Ringwork and Castle)

Who: Open to Maynooth University and international students looking to gain hands-on field experience. Also open to non-students who are over 18 years of age.

How much: €1950

Living and Culture: Please see our partner’s information HERE

Assessment and Learning: Please see the program brochure HERE