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The Medieval Ecclesiastical Complex at Kilteasheen, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Location: Ireland

July 23, 2017

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Deadline Type: 
Exact date

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



American Institute of Irish Archaeology

Project Director:

Dr. Thomas Finan, St. Louis University

Project Description

The medieval complex at Kilteasheen is a multi-period Gaelic church settlement with a number of prehistoric and early modern features. The site includes a large medieval cemetery, a bishop's palace (ca. A.D. 1250), early medieval earthwork features, a kiln, a fortified platform, and a number of other features. Students participate in all aspects of the project, from excavation, recording, and surveying to finds processing and excavation of human remains. We assume no experience whatsoever. The project is conducted in close coordination with the Institute of Technology-Sligo. Roughly fifteen Irish students participate with the American students to provide a truly international experience. We are funded through several grants, most notably an excavation grant by the Royal Irish Academy.

Period(s) of Occupation: Neolithic, Medieval, Early Modern

International, inter-disciplinary research project of a very large medieval ecclesiastical complex

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Four Weeks

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements

Students will be housed near the site in holiday cabins. Students organize their own meals.


Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
St. Louis University
Number of credits offered 38781
TBA, not included in fees


Contact Information
Thomas Finan, Ph.D.
108 Fitzgerald Hall, St. Louis University
St. Louis
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