Coin Striking Workshops

Throughout the day the children will get to see our Viking Coin Making Workshop where we will demonstrate how Ireland’s first coin was minted, while learning all about ancient trade and commerce in medieval Ireland. Availability is limited! Places are limited so reserve your ticket online now! The Big Dig at Timahoe Heritage Festival 2022 is supported by The Heritage Council as part of the Laois Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy 2021 – 2026.

About Us

The School of Irish Archaeology is proud to introduce their workshops and coin striking is designed around children from 5 – 12 years of age.

Our mission is to educate young people about Ireland’s rich ancient culture. We bring the past to life through practical, interactive experiences in a hands-on learning environment. Our workshops are original and dynamic concept, which allows children to explore the excitement of archaeology in a fun and enjoyable setting.

We ensure this educational and one of a kind experience won’t leave your children disappointed. We guarantee it will leave them wanting to know much more about ancient crafts and technologies and who our ancient ancestors were!


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event
Ages 5 – 12

What time to arrive at?
At least 10 minutes before the event

Please Note: Parents must stay with their children at all times during the event

June 4th Workshops: BOOK NOW
June 5th Workshops: BOOK NOW


Jun 04 - 05 2022


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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All Weekend,
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Free Event
Timahoe Heritage Centre


Timahoe Heritage Centre
Timahoe, Co. Laois

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