FAQs

We have compiled some of the most Frequently Asked Questions here for your information; if the answer to your question is not here, please contact us with your query.

How do I get to Trim?

Trim is situated about 45km from Dublin City and 48km from Dublin Airport. Buses run from Dublin city hourly. Alternatively, Students can take a taxi cab directly from the airport to Trim.

When does registration open?

Registration for our winter 2018 program will open on 21 November 2017

Registration for Summer 2018 programs opens 21 November 2017

 How do I apply?

Contact us on info@bafs.ie for more information.

How much experience do I need?

For our introduction to fieldwork modules you do not need any experience. Our advanced fieldwork/internship program requires that you have excavated with us or at another site for a minimum of 4 weeks.

What does the cost include?

Our tuition costs include homestay accommodation for the time you are on the program. Tuition also includes all teaching, course materials and fieldtrips.

How long do we work on site?

Our work day is typically 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note that you may need to start earlier on days for fieldtrips. The Irish weather can be variable and may affect our work day also.

Do I need a visa for Ireland?

To check if you need a visa for Ireland please visit the immigration section of the Irish Government website at http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Irish%20Visa%20Information

Please also remember to bring a letter confirming your attendance at the field school along with your passport.

What do I need to pack?

Irish winters are typically cold with a lot of rain and wind but little snow. If you are coming for the winter program, remember to pack a lot of warm clothes along with raingear waterproof hiking boots or rainboots.

Irish summers are variable and while it could be hot and dry when you get here this could change drastically within a day. Bring a lot of light layers and include waterproof boots jacket and trousers. Don’t forget a hat and sun cream.

In addition to preparing for the weather please also bring

A notebook for journal entries while you are on site. This should be ruled on one page and graphed, ideally with metric units, on the other. A trowel 3.5″ WHS standard or equivalent eg, Marshallstown.

Useful links

Tourism:

https://www.discoverireland.ie/

http://www.discoverboynevalley.ie/

https://www.dublinairport.com/

http://www.irishrail.ie/

http://www.buseireann.ie/

 

Archaeology:

https://www.archaeological.org/interactivedigs/blackfriaryireland

https://www.archaeology.ie/

https://www.museum.ie/Home

https://irishmedievalist.wordpress.com/

http://ihwcbc.omeka.net/

http://www.megalithicireland.com/

http://gothicpast.com/

The “Myth” About “Domini Canis”

http://users.clas.ufl.edu/davidson/Proseminar/Week%2012%20Time/Harris%201979%20laws%20of%20stratigraphy.pdf

http://irishantiquities.bravehost.com/index.html

http://www.strataflorida.org.uk/