I would recommend this experience to everyone and would go back again in a heartbeat!
I was a part of the IT Sligo training excavation at Kilteasheen back in June of 2009. I can’t believe it was already so long ago but it still holds up as one of the most treasured moments of my life—truly priceless. I was nervous to live in a house with total strangers but it didn’t take long for all of us to become close friends with all of the experiences we shared.
It was so exciting to become a part of a process that I had learned about in school and literally get my hands dirty discovering history. The instructors were not only knowledgeable and educational but also approachable and entertaining and have also become what I hope are my lifelong friends. I can’t remember a single day that ever felt like ‘work’ and though I don’t describe myself as a morning person, I would look forward to getting up each day to discover something new.
I learned a lot about myself on this trip and though it seemed like I can find a lifetime’s worth of memories from that time, it was still too short and I find myself dreaming of being back there almost every day. I would recommend this experience to everyone and would go back again in a heartbeat!
Saint Louis University