School of Irish Archaeology

School of Irish Archaeology

The primary role of the School of Irish Archaeology is to educate children and schools on the wonderful world of history. We take our lessons to the classroom and you can find us during our many special events throughout Ireland! Our practical and interactive learning helps develop children’s understanding of their historical environment. And our super fun activities can easily be incorporated into the students’ curriculum.

Our goal is to make an archaeological excavation accessible either within the classroom, at our camps, or one of our family fun events. We offer this by means of a new and unique interactive approach with practical hands-on learning – an approach which is engaging, fun and stimulating! Kids dig for real artifacts, such as ancient tool fragments, bones and more in our BIG DIG pits and learn the importance of their Irish heritage, culture and identity through archaeology’s role in today’s society.

We pride ourselves on our dynamic approach where we encourage the children to participate, engage and develop their skills and thoughts through archaeology in an informed and critical manner.

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Our camps provide a new and fascinating alternative to sports-themed camps and other school-break activities for children aged between 7 and 12 years old. If your child is a curious explorer with a thirst for knowledge about their past, why not let them try the School of Irish Archaeology? Our camps are run all year round, and they introduce children to the mysteries and adventures of our past in a fun, practical and hands-on way.

Our mission

The School of Irish Archaeology’s aim is to teach archaeology to our future generations through the past accomplishments of our ancestors. These accomplishments can be visibly seen scattered throughout the landscape of Ireland. Our students get to investigate and explore the past through creative and practical hands-on learning and SIA is proud to bring our history to life for kids as they immerse themselves in subjects such as geology, the landscape and the environment in a stimulating and exciting way!

Visit us at the Kids Guide Summer Camp Fair and learn more about our 2018 Camp Schedule! Visit us online for more information!

Phone (0)87 755 6808




Twitter @SIAeducation

Address The School of Irish Archaeology operates from several locations across Ireland including:

  • Harold’s Cross NS, Clareville Road, Dublin 6W
  • Malahide Community School, Dublin
  • Kerry County Museum, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Hours of Operation

Office hours- 9am – 3pm

Classes, camps, events and parties are available by appointment and our schedule for upcoming course can be found on our booking page here

Special Features

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Garda Vetted
  • Accommodating of Food Allergies
  • Special Needs Friendly- please call ahead of making a booking so we can be of assistance
  • Public Restrooms
School of Irish Archaeology kid digs!
Kids enjoy digging for Irish treasures with School of Irish Archaeology

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