2018 Excavation Courses with Academic Credit

At the core of our program are our 2-week, 4-week, 6-week, and 12-week accredited excavation courses which combine academic and hands-on fieldwork components. Our courses are accredited by the National University of Ireland, Galway, and we offer up to 9 Semester Credit Hours/18 ECTS per course.


For the first time in 2018 Achill Archaeological Field School will offer two $2000 scholarships for any of our 6-week or 12-week accredited excavation courses. The bursaries, which can be offset against course fees, aim to support students in their field school journey of discovery. For more information see our Scholarships Page


If the dates for your preferred course don’t suit please contact us directly to see if we can tailor the dates for you. 

Any Questions? Please just use our contact form or email directly: info@achill-fieldschool.com

Click on a course name below for full details:

Course Name Duration Site Start Date Credits
Excavation & Recording 1 6 Weeks Keem Bay May 21, 2018
Applications Open
9 Semester Credits/18 ECTS
Excavation & Recording 2 6 Weeks Caraun Point July 2, 2018
Applications Open
9 Semester Credits/18 ECTS
Excavation & Recording 3 4 Weeks Keem Bay May 21, 2018
Applications Open
6 Semester Credits/12 ECTS
Excavation & Recording 4 4 Weeks Caraun Point July 2, 2018
Applications Open
6 Semester Credits/12 ECTS
Excavation & Recording 5 2 Weeks Keem Bay June 18, 2018
Applications Open  
2 Semester Credits/6 ECTS
Excavation & Recording 6 2 Weeks Caraun Point July 30, 2018
Applications Open
3 Semester Credits/6 ECTS
Excavation & Recording 7 12 Weeks Keem Bay/ Caraun Point May 21, 2018
Applications Open
9 Semester Credits/18 ECTS