The site of Dún Ailinne is located on top of Knockaulin Hill, a short distance from the town of Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, Ireland. The ancient site was an important ceremonial and ritual focal point during the Iron Age.
The field school began in 2016, when logistical support was provided by the Irish Archaeology Field School. Since that time it has been associated with the Blackfriary Field School, which administers the program within Ireland.
Future excavations will focus on two circular ritual enclosures associated with a series of wooden structures, one of which we know dates to the Iron Age. We began excavating these features in 2018 and we plan to continue into the center to attempt to identify their specific functions.
Ireland trips are not offered every summer. Dates for the next field school will be posted on this page when available.
Expected cost: $3,000–$4,000 (not including airfare)