Location: Caherconnell, Carron, Co.Clare, Ireland
Caherconnell has proven to be a most valuable archaeological site in that each excavation held at the fort and its environs has not only yielded multiple finds, but has also succeeded in breaking new archaeological ground. Exciting discoveries to date have included a high-status 10th century drystone settlement enclosure (cashel); a late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age house; a medieval stone structure; 15th-century human remains; and a wide range of artifacts, including medieval silver coins, decorated bronze dress-pins, a medieval harp-peg, lead musket shot, finely-made iron arrowheads, beads, metal tools, decorated bone combs, decorated quernstones, prehistoric lithics, and decorated prehistoric pottery.
Caherconnell Archaeological Field School was set up with a vision for providing unforgettable archaeological experiences in the unique Burren Region. In partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway, we aim to provide the very best education as well as a cultural element which sees students interact with the people of the area daily.
Your experience here will see you work with some of Ireland’s best archaeologists/geologists during the day and some of Ireland’s finest conversationalists at night!
The Caherconnell experience is one which will not be soon forgotten and one which will allow students to experience the very best of Irish archaeology and culture all at once.. So if you wish to learn the skills of Archaeology in a professional manner where academic credit is provided, Caherconnell is the place you have been looking for. Book now and take the first step of your Caherconnell Experience.
Period(s) of Occupation: Neolithic Post-Medieval
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 Weeks
Room and Board Arrangements
Accommodation for the field school is provided by Orla at the quaint Kilfenora Hostel. Situated in the historic town of Kilfenora this will be your home during your stay. It is both comfortable and conveniently located beside the ever popular Vaughan’s bar and restaurant where music, Irish dancing and a good old chat are complimentary. WiFi is available in the hostel and there are also computers available for guests use. Storage facilities are also available with personal lockers in each room. Locks are provided should you require them. (http://www.kilfenorahostel.com)