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*Faculty-Directed: Archaeology in Ireland
Belfast, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Enniskillen, United Kingdom; Londonderry, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Type of Program: UCCS Faculty-directed Programs Areas of Study: Archaeology
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
Program Description:
Program Description:

Archaeology in Ireland





Professors Minette Church and Thomas Wynn

Program Information

This trip will dive into the rich history of Ireland's past, featuring visits to archaeological sites around Ireland. Open to all students seeking appropriate Archaeology credit. This is a 12 day/11 night trip that travels through 4 cities in Ireland. Students will be given the opportunity to explore museums, castles, and city streets in Dublin, Enniskillen, Londonderry, and Belfast.

Included in this trip are the following excursions and tours:

Belfast: Titanic Museum, Ulster Museum, Friar's Bush Cemetery
Londonderry: Dunluce Castle, Mount Sandel Archaeological Site, tour of City Walls
Enniskillen: Grianan of Aileach, Beltany Stone Circle and Barnsmore Bog, Enniskillen Castle, Aghanaglack megalithic court tomb
Dublin: Newgrange and Knowth, Irish National Museum of Archeaology, University College Dublin, Hill of Tara

Course and Credit Information

Undergraduate Credit: 3 credits of ANTH 4200 (section 001): Advanced Topics-Archaeology of Ireland
Course Objectives: This course will provide a broad overview of archaeology in Ireland, from earliest settlement to the post-medieval period. Students will read the work of Irish scholars and apply their knowledge to site tours and museum interpretations in both Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Please Note: Students are responsible for paying UCCS tuition as necessary based on enrollment during the program. UCCS tuition is not included in the program costs

Dates and Itinerary

Dates: July 29 - August 8, 2019
Note: Due to overnight flights to Belfast, students will need to depart from the USA on July 28 to arrive for the start of the program on July 29.


July 29: Individual arrival in Belfast and transfer to hotel; Titanic Museum

July 30: Free Day in Belfast

July 31: Ulster Museum and Friar's Bush Cemetery

August 1: Depart Belfast; Dunluce Castle; Mount Sandel Archaeological Site; Arrive Londonderry

August 2: City Walls
August 3: Depart Londonderry; Grianan of Aileach; Beltany Stone Circle & Barnsmore Bog; Arrive Enniskillen
August 4: Enniskillen Castle; Aghanaglack Megalithic Court Tomb

August 5: Depart Enniskillen; Newgrange & Knowth; Arrive Dublin

August 6: Irish National Museum of Archeaology

August 7: University College of Dublin visit

August 8: Depart for US

Costs and Deadlines

Program Fee: $2,880 (March 1, 2019)
UCCS Deposit*: $475 non-refundable (February 1, 2019)
UCCS International Affairs Registration Fee: $50 non-refundable
Total: $3,405

Includes: Hotel, Breakfast Daily, Entrances to all activities/museums on schedule
Not Included: International Round-trip Airfare, travel/medical insurance, additional meals, public transit as necessary, tuition for the class, spending money

As of August 20, 2018 flights to Belfast for the program dates are approximately $1,900, round trip.

*A non-refundable deposit of $475 is due by February 1, 2019 (payable to UCCS-International Affairs). In order to pay the deposit, participants will need to start their application to access the deposit form. Once deposit and application are complete, participants will be able to pay the program fee online directly to Tumlare.


All accommodations for the trip are 3-4 star hotels in Ireland. Students will be in double occupancy rooms unless otherwise requested. Single occupancy rooms are available for an increased price. Breakfast will be available daily with hotel. Internet is included with each hotel.

Passports and Immigration

All participants need to have a valid passport to participate in this program. The passports need to be valid at least 6 months after the anticipated departure from Northern Ireland/United Kingdom. Participants holding a U.S. Passport do not need a visa or additional permission to enter Northern Ireland/United Kingdom for this program. Those who do not hold a U.S. Passport should check with the closest United Kingdom embassy or consulate for the country that they hold the passport from for entry requirements.

Information on how to obtain a U.S. Passport can be found at our website here:

Health and Safety Information

Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination in which they wish to go. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit the following links to find more information:
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About Professors Minette Church and Thomas Wynn

Dr. Minette Church was a vising research fellow with the department of Archaeology and Palaeoecology at Queen's University Belfast. She has been with UCCS since 1997 and earned her Ph.D. in American Civilization/ Historical Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001.

Dr. Thomas Wynn is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and has been with UCCS since 1997. His specialty is in Lower Paleolithic archaeology and has participated in field projects in Europe and Africa. 

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/08/2019 07/29/2019 08/08/2019
NOTE: Students will need to depart the US on the 27th in order to be in Ireland on the 28th
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