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
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Four Weeks
Room and Board Arrangements
Students will be housed near the site in holiday cabins. Students organize their own meals.