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Is your child an adventurer? An explorer? Do they spend enough time in the great outdoors? Would you like the School of Irish Archaeology to visit your child’s school with our Big Dig workshop?

Our aim is to bring The Big Dig to every school in Ireland!

To achieve this goal we need your support to raise just €2,500 which will put our first BIg Dig on wheels - helping to make our workshops accessible to every child in Ireland!

The School of Irish Archaeology is the choice of activity for the curious child. We take pride in introducing children to Ireland's rich culture and heritage through interactive ‘Big Digs', where they get a hands-on experience of a real archaeological site.

We will have just 60 days to reach our goal once the campaign goes live. So please like & share this post widely so that your local school can benefit too.

Those who give generously will be rewarded with fantastic rewards, including free admission to our action packed and highly educational camps!

For info on camps & events visit: www.sia.ie

Risks and challenges

Currently our Big Dig workshops require on site building and dismantling of a replica Viking house at each school or event. This greatly limits the amount of schools and venues to which we can transport this highly educational experience.

This, our first project, will put one of our workshops on wheels - making it highly transportable - eliminating the need for on site building/dismantling, and creating more time for learning and fun!

Your support will bring us closer to achieving this goal.

Our partners in education understand the value that the School of Irish Archaeology brings to their pupils, and the positive and long-term impact that this unique educational experience offers. That's why we say SIA explores the past with our future. . .

So dig deep and help us to educate the next generation.

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    Replica Viking Coin

    Replica of the first ever coin minted in Dublin by Sitric Silkbeard, the Hiberno-Norse king of the city in AD 995

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    Replica Viking Sword (Wooden)

    Replica Viking sword (or Carolingian sword) based on the type of sword prevalent in Western and Northern Europe during the Early Middle Ages. (Handmade rustic design).

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    Cross Bow & Safety Bolts (3)

    Wooden hand-loaded crossbow with blunted safety bolts.

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    Day Camp Admission (1 Child)

    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.

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    Day Camp Admission (2 Children)

    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.

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    Pledge €500 or more About $596

    Week Long Camp Admission (2 children)

    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. Classes & activities include:

    Viking House Excavation
    Clay Pot Making
    Historical Treasure Hunts
    Archaeology Excursions
    Visit to Real life Archaeology Dig
    Historical Shoe Making
    Archery
    Weaponry & Combat
    Archaeology Games
    The Graveyard Experience
    Post & Wattle Fence Making

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,193

    The Big Dig for School of your choice

    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.

    This 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.

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