Timahoe Heritage Festival – The Big Dig

Archeology For Kids!

Throughout the day we will be exploring the past through our Viking House excavation workshop – The Big Dig! 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 finest product the Big Dig! The replica ‘Viking House’ workshop and excavation is designed around children from 5 – 12 years of age.

This innovative product allows children to explore the Viking world through a simulated and controlled archaeology dig. Children have an opportunity to experience what it is like to be an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house. They will have an opportunity to dig for Viking treasures and artefacts dating back over 1000 years and learn about our Viking ancestors through the eyes of real archaeologists!

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 the work of archaeologists 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

Tickets for the Big Dig are FREE, but limited to 12 per session! Booking is required.

June 4th: BOOK NOW

June 5th: BOOK NOW


The Big Dig has been funded by The Heritage Council


Jun 04 2022


All Day

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Free Event
Timahoe Heritage Centre


Timahoe Heritage Centre
Timahoe, Co. Laois