Blackfriary Open Day – invitation!

Blackfriary Open Day is scheduled for September 25th 2011! This event, supported by Trim Town Council, Meath County Council and the AIA Site Preservation Programme, will give the public an opportunity to explore the Season 1 & 2 excavations and to examine the artifacts discovered during archaeological excavations works.

There will be tours of the site by archaeological site director Finola O’Carroll, and Irish Archaeology Field School staff and students will be on hand with information on the excavation process.

The event is family friendly with entertainment including archaeology events for children.

For more info, contact us ( We would love to see you there!


About blackfriary

The Irish Archaeology Field School (IAFS) is Ireland’s leading provider of university accredited, site based archaeological research and training. The Blackfriary research project is part of a community archaeology project, based in Trim, Co. Meath. Blackfriary is a 13th century Dominican abbey site; the archaeology includes the buried remains of the medieval abbey and graveyard. Students that participate in the excavation experience and practice all aspects of archaeological excavation processes, learning from experts and leaders in their field, and contribute to an established archaeological research project. IAFS have been excavating at Blackfriary since 2010; students participating have come from all over the works including the Australia, Canada, Europe and the USA.
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