Viking Triangle, Cathedral Square, Saturday & Sunday 1st & 2nd June at 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Join the Big Dig in association with the Waterford Viking Triangle and as part of Ireland’s Ancient East for the Summer in the City Programme. The Big Dig will be at Cathedral Square in the heart of the Waterford Viking Triangle from 12pm – 5pm running hourly sessions on the 1st and 2nd June as part of a free event. Hourly sessions are available, so book online now or with us on the day of the event, availability is limited!

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 1,000 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!

As an add-on to our event we will have a Medieval Pouch Making Workshop for children on the day and a ticket booked for the Big Dig online or on the day with us will allow you to experience both events for free!

The event is free but registration is required, please follow this link.

The Viking Trust Company Ltd., Brick Lane, The Viking Triangle, Waterford.

Tel: +353(0)87 1835035



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