A visit to the Irish National Heritage Park is like no other you can imagine. Surprises wait around every turn as you explore 35 acres of this remarkable heritage trail.

Experience one of the renowned tours in the company of a costumed guide. From campsite to ringfort, from Water Mill to Fulacht Fiadh, from Crannóg to Viking house, every activity is an unexpected adventure into 9,000 years of Irish History and Heritage.

Homesteads, places of ritual, burial mounds and long forgotten remains will enlighten the casual visitor and inspire the scholars.

Within the park, children have a unique opportunity to experience Ireland’s heritage along with fun activities including; panning for gold, wattle your own house, rock art, 2 adventure playgrounds and an activity scramble. Special programmes and family fun days are here to entertain and delight children with archery, axe throwing or a Hawk Walk with our Resident Falconer Jim.

Learn a new skill by partaking in an exciting course, these courses are lead by traditional craft workers and local artists.(Course pre-booking required) Stay a night in our Medieval Ringfort and experience the life, for a farming family of 1,500 years ago. An experience you will never forget, whether you stay an hour, an afternoon or for the night.

  • Adventure into 9,000 years of Irish History and Heritage
  • A crannog, a Bronze Age homestead on an artificial island
  • Family friendly
  • A monastic settlement complete with painted high cross and a Viking boatyard and farm on the lakeshore

Open Daily Year Round

May to August: 09:30-18:30
September to April: 09:30-17:30

Last admission: 15:00
Visit duration: approx. 2 hours


Admssion Prices 2020

Adult: €10.50
Senior Citizen(aged 65+): €9.00
Student (aged 17+): €8.00
Children (under 4): Free
Children (aged 5-16): €5.00
Family (2 adults + 1 child): €25.00
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children under 18 years of age): €30.00

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: Audio tour available in English, Irish, French, German and many other languages. Maps and guidebooks available in Irish, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish.

DINING: There is a restaurant in the Visitor Centre.

PICNIC: Facilities are available at the visitor Centre and there are also toilets within the Park itself, near the Water Mill.

SHOPPING: Craft and gift shop located in the Visitor Centre with a wide range of designer clothing and quality Irish crafts.

PARKING: Parking on-site

ACCESSIBILITY: The Irish National Heritage Park is for the most part wheelchair friendly. Some trails may not be suitable for wheelchairs, but these are clearly marked. The audio tour has been specially designed with the visually impaired in mind and Guide Dogs are welcomed. There are also three separate audio units in place in the Ringfort, the Cránnog and the Viking site which will help the visually impaired enjoy these sites. The Irish National Heritage Park also has 2 mobility scooters available for hire during your visit with us . (Please note that a nominal rental fee will apply for usage of the scooters.)

TOURS: An Audio tour, a Self-guided tours and a Guided tour through the park with an experienced costumed guide (English).

Getting There

Located in Wexford Town.

Map Location: 52.347053, -6.515545
Contact Irish National Heritage Park

Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Eircode: Y35 X313
T: +353 (0)53 912 0733
E: reception@irishheritage.ie
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