Learn archaeological field methods in a friendly supportive environment in an excellent, long established Field School at the Blackfriary, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland.

Welcome to the Blackfriary Archaeology Field School. This will be the ninth year in a row digging at this site where we have been providing the highest standards of teaching and training since 2010.

Our goal is to continue delivering a wonderful experience to all interested students, visitors, lifelong learners and enthusiasts at the Blackfriary. Already, so many have started their field careers or realised their dream of taking part in an excavation at this medieval friary in the heritage capital of Ireland. It’s our ambition to help as many people as possible experience the adventure that digging up the past has to offer, while being taught how to record it for future generations. Our location in Co. Meath means that you are perfectly placed to see the many wonderful heritage sites which bring our past to life in Ireland’s Ancient East. https://www.irelandsancienteast.com/

“Great people, great site, great experience! This is a place that changes lives!” Professor Alison Beach OSU Course Director 2013-2017

January 2018 Blog

Blackfriary on Tour!    Happy New Year everyone! We would like to start the new year with giving you a bit of an update on what we have been up to since our Summer Excavation Season Ended in August 2017.  Well as anyone who has worked on an archaeological site knows, archaeology is but a small […]