Many of Ireland’s attractions are connected to our rich and colourful history. Discover our castles and great houses. Explore our museums and heritage centres. Enjoy attractions that are faithful recreations of the living conditions experienced by our ancestors in both the recent and distant past.
Through the waters of time
Carlow Tourism College Street, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow
Carlow is a dynamic combination of past and present leading visitors through a hinterland of neat friendly villages and towns to ancient monastic sites and archaeological wonders.
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Precision craftsmanship
Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre Athgarvan Rd, Newbridge, Co.Kildare, Ireland
Take the Newbridge Silverware factory tour, talk to the craftsmen and marvel at the unique skills used to craft their famous tableware and jewellery.
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Award winning gardens
Birr Castle Demesne Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Turning back the clock to the elegance of the Georgian era, Birr has stayed true to its 18th and 19th Century character, with tree-lined malls and avenues and wonderful Georgian Architecture
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Treasures of Georgian Waterford
Bishop’s Palace Viking Triangle, Waterford City, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Experience authentic grand eighteenth century living in this magnificently restored Georgian building.
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Where the blarney began
Blarney Castle and Gardens Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland
Nestled in the charming village of Blarney is one of Cork’s greatest treasures. Built nearly 600 years ago, Blarney Castle is known the world over for the famous Blarney Stone.
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The emigrant trail
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience The Emigrant Trail, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
An authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel providing a world class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.
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How the Irish influenced the world
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
EPIC is a modern museum in Dublins Docklands that tells the moving and unforgettable story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland and how they influenced and shaped the world
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Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle
Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle Bishop’s Palace, Viking Triangle, Waterford City, Ireland
The award-winning all-weather guided Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle takes in 6 national monuments within one hour covering 1,100 years of Waterford’s history.
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Once Centre of the Aviation World
Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum Foynes, Co. Limerick, Ireland
The role played by Foynes in the establishment of passenger flights across the Atlantic is excitingly captured in the Museum which is located in the original Airport Terminal Building.
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Where the land meets the sea
Great Lighthouses of Ireland Various locations throughout the Island of Ireland
Great Lighthouses of Ireland offer a truly unique experience around Ireland’s stunning coastline in 14 breath-taking locations.
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history and legends coming to life
Irish National Heritage Park Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Through 9000 years of Irish History. Enter a special place where Ireland's heritage comes alive with sights and sounds that shaped a country and helped to shape the world.
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Follow the journey
Kennedy Homestead Dunganstown, New Ross, Co. Waterford, Ireland
The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty.
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Discover all Limerick has to offer!
Limerick.ie Limerick, Ireland
From city breaks to country escapes and historic sights to culinary delights - Limerick has so much to offer! #LimerickEdgeEmbrace
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Treasures of medieval waterford
Medieval Museum Viking Triangle, Waterford City, Ireland
The only museum in Europe to be built over two National Monuments, the 13th century Choristers Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault.
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A jewel in Killarney National Park
Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms Killarney National Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms is the jewel in the crown of the spectacular Killarney National Park.
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Past made present
National Museum of Ireland – Country Life Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Experience a bygone way of life with Ireland’s National Folklife Collection, displayed across four floors of modern exhibition galleries.
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Home to a wide range of objects
National Museum of Ireland– Decorative Arts and History Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
See examples of silver, ceramics, glassware, weaponry, furniture, folklife, clothing, jewellery, coins and medals and take part in one of the many events hosted by the Museum.
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850 Years of History
Saint Mary’s Cathedral Bridge Street, Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Saint Mary’s Cathedral was founded in 1168 AD and stands majestically over the City of Limerick. It is open daily and is still used today for its original purpose, as a place of worship.
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where art and science collides
Science Gallery Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
A new type of venue where today's white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. A place where ideas meet and opinions collide.
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Gateway to the burren
The Burren Centre & The Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour Ceili Band Parlour, Kilfenora, Co. Clare, Ireland
The story of the Burren is excitingly captured in ‘A Walk Through Time’ multi-dimensional exhibition at The Burren Centre in Kilfenora.
Open Daily Mar to Oct
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The Birthplace of Titanic
Titanic Belfast Titanic Quarter, 1 Olympic Way, Belfast, Co. Antrim BT3 9EP, Northern Ireland
Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience, exploring the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way.
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Visit Clare, County of Culture
Visit Clare Co. Clare, Ireland
Clare combines the stunning natural beauty of its long, meandering coastline with unique windswept landscapes and choice dollops of Irish culture.
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Visit Offaly Co. Offaly, Ireland
Offaly has a wide range of places to visit and hidden gems to explore. From water sports to pet-farms and science discoveries to tree-house adventures.
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people, places, stories.....
Youghal Clock Gate Tower Main Street, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Youghal Clock Gate Tower is the most visible landmark in the centre of Youghal’s Main Street. Although built in 1777 as a gaol, this story spans 600 years of history.
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Gardens and Farm Experience
Airfield Estate Overend Way, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Visitor experience with farm, gardens, play areas and dining.
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Almost 1,000 years of history
Christ Church Cathedral Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Situated in the heart of the city, Christ Church Cathedral is Dublin’s oldest working structure, and has welcomed pilgrims and visitors for almost 1,000 years.
Limited Opening 2020
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Capture your imagination
Kilkenny Castle The Parade, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
This impressive 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parklands was the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde.
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Unique Country Estate Experience
Killruddery House and Gardens Southern Cross, Bray, Co. Wicklow
A magnificent privately-owned country estate with a sustainable, bio-diverse farm.
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two centuries of prison life
Wicklow’s Historic Gaol Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Epic. Cruel. Tragic. Wicklow Gaol’s story is interwoven with the history of Wicklow and Ireland itself.
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Ireland's prettiest village
Adare Heritage Centre Main Street, Adare, Co. Limerick
Offering an exciting mix of shopping, dining and historical discovery
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steep yourself in history
Ardfert Cathedral Ardfert, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
A monastery was founded in Ardfert by St. Brendan 'The Navigator' in the 6th century. There are three medieval churches, two ogham stones and a number of early Christian.
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An insight into coal mining life
Arigna Mining Experience Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, Ireland  
With a coal-mining heritage of over 400 years, Arigna is now a popular tourist spot and appeals to those looking for a day out with a difference!
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Ancient Special City
Armagh Armagh Visitor Information Centre, 40 English Street, Armagh, Northern Ireland
The attractive little cathedral city of Armagh (Ard Macha) has been an important religious centre since the 5th century, and remains the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland.
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original 13th century battlements
Athenry Castle Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland
The castle consists of a three storey tower with parts of the original enclosure wall still surviving today.
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18th Century Georgian Villa
Belvedere House, Gardens and Park Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
Belvedere House boasts a magnificent 160 acre lakeside estate & 18th Century Georgian Villa & Victorian Walled Garden.
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Well preserved cistercian monastery
Boyle Abbey Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
An impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery which was founded in the 12th century under the patronage of the local ruling family, the MacDermotts.
Open Daily Mar to Sept
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Explore four galleries
Carlow County Museum College Street, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow County Museum is located in Carlow Town’s ‘Cultural Quarter’.
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Fine manuscripts to be discovered
Chester Beatty Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland
Amazing collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and decorative arts.
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The Professional Genealogy Research
Clare Heritage and Genealogy Centre Church Street, Corofin, Co. Clare, Ireland
The Clare Heritage and Genealogy Research Centre specialises in the production of individually researched Family History Reports.
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8,000 year of history captured
Clare Museum – The Riches of Clare Arthur’s Row, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
Located in the beautifully restored former Convent of Mercy building, the exhibits are uniquely displayed, using the themes of earth, power, faith and water.
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History, emigration, convict ships!
Cobh, The Queenstown Story Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
Cobh Heritage Centre features a dramatic exhibition of the origins, history & legacy of Cobh, a unique Irish port town.
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An iron age bog road
Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre Kenagh, Co. Longford, Ireland
Corlea Bog is built on the exact axis of the trackway and a boardwalk across the bogland follows the course of the remaining trackway buried within the bog.
Open Daily Mar to Sept
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over 150 years of history
Crumlin Road Gaol 53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Discover over 150 years of history and follow in the footsteps of over 25,000 prisoners as you make the journey through Northern Ireland’s only remaining Victorian Era prison.
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the home of the great liberator
Derrynane House Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Derrynane, the Oakwood of St Fionán, stands at the very tip of the Iveragh Peninsula in Co Kerry. Sheltered within the woodland stands Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell
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step back in time
Desmond Castle Newcastle West The Square, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Ireland
West Limerick preserves many of Ireland's surviving spacious medieval halls. The Desmond Banqueting Hall is an imposing two-storey structure and was used by the Earls of Desmond for banquets
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a historical irish landscape
Discover Boyne Valley Boyne Valley Tourism, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath
Boyne Valley is Ireland’s ancient capital and its most sacred and mythical landscape.
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Historic Dublin
Dublin Castle Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Founded over 800 years ago, Dublin Castle is at the heart of the nations capital.
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Dublin in Viking Times
Dublinia St Michael’s Hill, Christchurch, Dublin 8, Ireland
Dublinia is history brought to life in an exciting way, for all to engage, learn and share. With four exciting exhibitions, take a trip back to Dublin in Viking and Medieval Times.
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Explore Calcite formations
Dunmore Cave Ballyfoyle, Castlecomer Road, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
The cave has been known to man for many centuries and is first mentioned in the 9th century Irish Triads.
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Visit the town's oldest building
Ennis Friary Abbey Street, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
This 13th century Franciscan friary, founded by the O'Briens, of Thomond who once ruled much of north Munster, has numerous 15th/16th century sculptures carved in the local hard limestone.
Open Daily April to Oct
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A view from the keep
Enniscorthy Castle Castle Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland  
Change of focus from a county museum to depicting the story of Enniscorthy town through the eyes of the castle, and how both have developed over the centuries.
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The official Irish State guesthouse
Farmleigh Phoenix Park, Dublin 15, Ireland
Historic house and former home of the Guinness family, providing accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation.
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A fascinating visit - guaranteed!
Flame Gasworks 44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
The gasworks opened in 1855 and supplied the town with gas made from coal until 1967. It was subsequently used to distribute gas piped from Belfast until its closure in 1987.
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a regency style great country house
Fota House Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
Discover the grand decor of the principle rooms and charming nursery, or the service wing with the beautifully preserved kitchens, where you can experience what life was like.
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Head for dingle peninsula
Gallarus Oratory Gallurus, Baile na nGall, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Gallurus Oratory is extremely well preserved and several archeological artifacts are to be found on the grounds of the Oratory.
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Unlock the mystery of the landscape
Giant’s Causeway Visitor Experience 44 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a geological wonder - composed of over 40,000 interlocking basalt columns resulting from intense volcanic activity 60 million years ago.
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A grand and impressive Necropolis.
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Guided Tours Finglas Road, Dublin 11, Ireland
Ireland’s largest cemetery where, since 1832, over 1.5 million people have been interred. Knowledgeable & witty guides bring history to life!
Museum Closed for 2020
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A unique survivor
HMS Caroline Alexandra Dock, Titanic Quarter Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Discover HMS Caroline in the heart of the Titanic Quarter in Belfast as you take your family on an adventure like no other.
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An extraordinary space
Irish Museum of Modern Art Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
IMMA is home to the National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, now numbering over 3,000 artworks and is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
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sculptured cloister arcade
Jerpoint Abbey Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The church with its Romanesque details dates from this period.
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Gothic revival castle
Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens Johnstown, Wexford, Ireland
This great 19th century castle in its beautiful setting was designed by the Victorian architect Daniel Robertson.
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Historic 1,000 acre Estate
Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden Kylemore, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Nestled in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore offers history, romance, nature and spirituality - making it the perfect day out for all the family.
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a haven of history
Listowel Castle The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland
A 15th century castle standing on an elevated steep bank, overlooking the river Feale, above the location of a strategic ford.
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One of Ireland's historical secrets
Lorrha Monastic Village Lorrha Hall, Lorrha, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
St Ruadhan founded a monastery here in 550 and there are a number of other fascinating religious sites to be found in the village of Lorrha.
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irelands most south westerly point
Mizen Head Signal Station Mizen Head Signal Station, Goleen, Co. Cork
The cliffs of Mizen Head rise high above the Atlantic Ocean, where the currents meet from the west and south coasts and waves from the mid-Atlantic crash into the land.
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Must-visit cultural institution
National Library of Ireland Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The National Library of Ireland (NLI) is a must-visit cultural institution for any visitors to Dublin who are interested in exploring their family tree and Ireland's rich history.
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National archaeological objects
National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
At the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare Street, you'll find artefacts dating from 7000BC to the 20th Century exhibited in seven galleries.
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Discover the natural world
National Museum of Ireland – Natural History Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The Natural History collections comprise approximately two million specimens.
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where the ancient kings ruled
Navan Centre and Fort-Emain Macha 81 Killylea Road, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Navan Centre & Fort is a place where myth and reality meet. It is one of Ireland’s most famous and important archaeological sites, the legendary Emain Macha.
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Journey through a bygone era
Old Cork Waterworks Experience Lee Road, Cork City, Ireland
The Waterworks is the best preserved of its kind in Ireland. The old buildings and machinery have been carefully restored and are now being used to tell the story of how water was supplied.
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First Cistercian Monastery
Old Mellifont Abbey Tullyallen, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
The first Cistercian monastery in Ireland founded in 1142 by St Malachy of Armagh. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition on the work of masons in the Middle Ages.
Open Daily May to Sept
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an impressive semi-fortified house
Portumna Castle and Gardens Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland
Built before 1618 by Richard de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde, the castle became the main seat of the de Burgo family for over 200 years
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Exciting interpretation of events
Rebellion at the National 1798 Rebellion Centre Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Meet the key figures of the Rebellion, participate in the state of the art 4D battle of Vinegar Hill Experience and discover how weapons from the period worked.
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A circular defence tower
Reginald’s Tower The Quay, Waterford City, Ireland
Reginalds Tower is a circular tower, part of the town's defences, built in the beginning of the 13th century, with a second phase in the 15th century.
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Heritage and history
Richmond Barracks Patriots Path, Off Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8, Ireland
This interactive, multimedia attraction traces the story from military barracks to housing estate and from school, to exhibition centre.
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18th century castle
Roscrea Heritage Centre-Roscrea Castle & Damer House Castle Street, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
The stone castle consists of a gate tower, curtain walls and two corner towers dating from the 1280s.
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Largest cathedral in Ireland
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Saint Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8, Ireland
As the largest cathedral and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s has been at the heart of Dublin and Ireland’s history and culture for over 800 years.
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Along the wild atlantic way
Scattery Island OPW Visitor Centre, Scattery Island, Co. Clare, Ireland
There are the ruins of six churches and one of the highest Round Towers in Ireland, 120 feet high, with it's unusual feature of it's door at ground level.
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Skibbereen......the famine story
Skibbereen Heritage Centre Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland
Skibbereen Heritage Centre has two primary exhibitions – one on the Great Famine, the second on Lough Hyne, and also provides a genealogy service for the greater West Cork area.
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once the worlds largest prison
Spike Island Carrig House, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
“Winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2017”. Discover Captains and Convicts, Rioters and Rebels and Sinners and Saints at Spike Island Cork.
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Medieval Cathedral
St. Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower The Close, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
St Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower is Ireland’s best preserved medieval Cathedral.
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step back in time
Swiss Cottage Ardfinnan Road, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
A delightful 'cottage orné' built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash.
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Commemorating 'The Rosary Priest'
The Father Peyton Centre Attymass, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Officially opened in October 1998 as part of the work of the congregation of Holy Cross to continue the ministry of prayer that was so near to Fr Peytons heart.
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Amazing and Ancient Treasures
The Hunt Museum Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City, Ireland
The Hunt Museum exhibits one Europe’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic Period to the 20th Century.
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Take a journey through the decades
The Main Guard Sarsfield Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
The Main Guard is one of the oldest surviving civic buildings, and one of the earliest examples of classical public architecture in Ireland.
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an 18th century mansion
The National Famine Museum Strokestown Park Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
Strokestown Park is a unique historic property in Co. Roscommon in the west of Ireland and is the home of the first landlord to be assassinated during the height of the Great Famine.
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Limerick's Past
The People’s Museum of Limerick 2 Pery Square, Limerick City, Ireland
The running of this magnificent Georgian House has been appointed to the Limerick Civic Trust.
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On the ancient lands of Ferncullen
The Powerscourt Distillery Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
With six tasting rooms, a gift shop, café/bar, and on-site maturation warehouse–Powerscourt Distillery offers extraordinary Irish Whiskey.
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1 Tower, 1,000 years of History
The Round Tower Clondalkin The Round Tower Visitor Centre, Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Ireland    
Interactive multimedia exhibition tells the story of over 1,000 years of Clondalkin’s history and heritage.
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THE SHEEP AND WOOLLEN INDUSTRY
The Sheep and Wool Centre Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
The Museum was founded in 1992 by Michael and Kathleen O'Toole, with a view to preserving and protecting the traditions and skills of the local sheep and woollen industry in Connemara
Open Daily Mar to Sept
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Come see for yourself!
Tipperary Museum of Hidden History Mick Delahunty Square Clonmel Co. Tipperary, E91 Y891 Ireland
Immerse yourself in stories of castles and conquests, courage, superstition, murder and death.
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One of Ireland’s largest castles
Tullynally Castle and Gardens Tullynally Castle and Gardens, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
The Pakenhams (later Earls of Longford) settled here in the 17th century and three generations still live here as their family home.
Weekends July to Sept
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Great family fun
Westport House Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
There is something for everyone at Westport House: the beautiful historic Westport House, stunning grounds, the Pirate Adventure Park and the Birds of Prey centre.
Open March to December
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Something for all the family
Achill Island Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Achill is the place for painting and photography and offers visitors spectacular views, natural landscapes and several Blue Flag beaches.
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Andrew Jackson - 7th US President
Andrew Jackson Cottage 2 Boneybefore, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim BT38 7EQ, Northern Ireland
Visit the Andrew Jackson Cottage and The US Rangers Centre, a museum dedicated to the men of the first battalions of the US Rangers. Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the USA.
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Beautiful water garden
Antrim Castle Gardens Randalstown Road, Antrim, BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
One of only two genuine late 17th century Anglo-Dutch water gardens to survive in Ireland.
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Oldest County Museum in Ireland
Armagh County Museum The Mall East, Armagh, BT61 9BE, Northern Ireland
The Museum is the ideal place to explore the county of Armagh with some of the most intriguing stories of local lives interwoven amid the diverse displays.
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Built by the O'Flahertys ca 1500
Aughnanure Castle Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland
Standing on what is virtually a rocky island, the castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house.
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Birthplace of Brian Boru
Ballina Killaloe Birthplace of Brian Boru Ballina, Co. Tipperary and Killaloe, Co. Clare, Ireland
Killaloe connects Clare and Tipperary with a 13 arch bridge to the village of Ballina.
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15th century Castle
Ballyhack Castle Ballyhack, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Ballyhack Castle is open to the public, having been partially restored, and displays objects relating to the Crusades, the Normans, and medieval monks.
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The elegance of the Georgian era.
Birr Heritage Town Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Birr has stayed true to its 18th and 19th Century character, with tree-lined malls and avenues and wonderful Georgian Architecture.
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A family day out
Camden Fort Meagher Camden, Crosshaven, Co. Cork, Ireland
Camden Fort Meagher is internationally recognised as being “One of the finest remaining examples of a classical Coastal Artillery Fort in the world”.
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A bustling market town.
Carrickmacross Heritage Town Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Carrickmacross Heritage Town is a lively market town that marries history with creativity.
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Megalithic tombs
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery Carrowmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland
This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest.
Open Daily Mar to Oct
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Important historic town
Cashel Heritage Town Cashel Heritage Centre, Town Hall, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Cashel was once the home of the High Kings of Munster who resided at The Rock of Cashel, the stunning landmark attraction at the edge of the town.
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An old Monastic settlement
Clones Heritage Town Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Clones dates back to the 6th century with interesting historic sites all located within the town centre and easily accessible.
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O'Donnell's Castle
Donegal Castle Donegal Town, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the Castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke.
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An ancient monastic site
Drumlane Abbey and Round Tower Milltown, Co. Cavan, Ireland
Breath-taking views over the lake, along with the peaceful countryside, make this site a wonderful natural retreat.
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Discover Dublin’s Literary Past
Dublin Writers Museum 18 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
The museum holds exhibitions, lunchtime theatre and readings and has a special room devoted to children’s literature.
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Anglo-Norman fortification
Dungarvan Castle Castle Street, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, Ireland
Restored barracks which houses an informative exhibition on the history of the castle.
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Enniskillen Heritage Town
Enniskillen Heritage Town Enniskillen Castle Museums, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh BT74 7HL, Northern Ireland
Ireland’s only island town, Enniskillen is uniquely situated in the centre of the county between Upper and Lower Lough Erne.
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The Great Famine
Famine Memorial Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Unveiled in 1997, this memorial commemorates the victims of the Great Famine of the mid-19th century in which 1 million died and 1 million more emigrated.
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Steeped in history
Fenagh Visitor Centre Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Opened as Fenagh Visitor Centre in 2005 the centre houses a heritage centre, a soft play area and the Dolmen café.
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13th century Ferns Castle
Ferns Castle Ferns, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Ferns Castle built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall, is one of a number of historic sites in Ferns.
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Conserving plants and animals
Glenveagh National Park Pairc Náisiúnta Ghleann Bheatha Churchill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains and pristine lakes in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the North-West of County Donegal.
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The Government of Ireland
Government Buildings Upper Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
A number of departments are located here including the Department of the Taoiseach, the Department of Finance and the Office of the Attorney General.
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Northern Ireland’s Royal Residence
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens The Square, Hillsborough, Co. Down, BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
Hillsborough Castle showcases beautiful State Rooms and glorious gardens and gives an intimate glimpse behind the scenes into the personal living quarters of a working royal household.
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Founded in the 12th century
Holy Cross Abbey Holycross Village, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
A relic of the True Cross has drawn pilgrims from far and wide since the Abbey's foundation in the 12th century.
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One of Ireland's hidden gems
Huntington Castle Clonegal, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Still lived in by descendants of the original builders this fascinating Castle is truly one of Ireland's hidden treasures.
Open May to Sep
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Experience Medieval Limerick
King’s Island King’s Island Medieval Quarter, Limerick City, Ireland
The King’s Island Medieval Quarter of Limerick City contains a wealth of built heritage.
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The Lord Mayor's Residence
Mansion House Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The Lord Mayor's residence is at the Mansion House built in 1710 by the merchant and property developer Joshua Dawson, for whom Dawson Street is named.
Restaurant Open
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Shaped by Sea & Stone
Mid & East Antrim The Gobbins – Information Centre, 68 Middle Rd., Islandmagee, Co. Antrim BT40 3SL
Discover a region that has been Shaped by Sea & Stone and home to The Gobbins Cliff Path and many Game of Thrones filming locations.
Open Year Round
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Dublin's fictional fishmonger
Molly Malone Statue Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The Molly Malone statue was unveiled in Grafton Street during the Dublin Millennium celebrations by the 1988 Lord Mayor of Dublin Ben Briscoe.
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Amazing Gardens
Mount Congreve Gardens Mount Congreve Estate, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Mount Congreve Gardens one of the most amazing gardens in Ireland and just 10 minutes from Waterford city.
Open Mar to Dec
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Stunning family home and gardens
Mount Stewart Newtownards, Co. Down, BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
Mount Stewart is an exceptional example of an Irish demesne, a beautiful and productive estate, with farmland, woodland, orchards and a walled garden providing for the 'big house'.
Open Year Round
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Historic Market Town
Nenagh Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
View or visit Nenagh's Franciscan Friary ruins, old Jailhouse block and gateway, restored Courthouse, Nenagh Castle, and the Nenagh Heritage Centre in the old Governor’s House.
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Full of cultural surprises
New Ross Heritage Town New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
New Ross is the gateway to the Hook Peninsula and the Hook Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse in Europe, stands sentinel over one of nature’s most beautiful estuaries.
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400 years old
Newmills Corn and Flax Mills Chuchill Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
The oldest surviving building here is said to be 400 years old. Indeed, the whole complex is an interesting reminder of a stage in the industrial development of this country.
Open Daily May to Sept
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A Restored plantation castle
Parke’s Castle Kilmore, Fivemilebourne, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
A restored plantation castle of the early 17th century, picturesquely situated on the shores of Lough Gill.
Closed for 2020 season
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Medieval Town on Lough Derg
Portumna Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland
Portumna is a picturesque heritage town in the south-east of Co Galway, just west of where the River Shannon enters Lough Derg.
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13th century dominican friary
Sligo Abbey Abbey Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Known locally as the Abbey, this Dominican Friary was founded in the mid - 13th century by Maurice Fitzgerald.
Closed for 2020 season
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An exceptional collegiate church
St. Mary’s Church Gowran, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Large and elaborate structure, with an aisled nave and a long chancel and has high quality architectural sculpture used throughout.
Open May to Aug
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Historic and spectacular Cathedral
The Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim Farnham Street, Cavan, Co. Cavan, Ireland
With its 68m spire and flanking domes, this is one of the most impressive and eye-catching buildings in Cavan town.
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Cistercian Abbey founded c. 1200
Tintern Abbey Saltmills, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
The Abbey was occupied by the Colclough family from the 16th century until 1960s.
Closed for 2020
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A story of Irish emigration
Ulster American Folk Park 2 Mellon Road, Castletown, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
Recreating a time when local crafts and tradespeople played a vital part in manufacturing and delivering the goods and services that were needed.
Open Year Round
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Step back in time.
Ulster Folk Museum 153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, Co. Down, BT18 0EU, Northern Ireland
Ulster Folk Museum has rolling countryside and a bustling town filled with authentic period buildings. Costumed visitor guides
Open Year Round
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From the past to the present
Ulster Museum Botanic Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
From Ireland to the South Pacific and from ancient relics to hands on activities, the museum offers something for everyone, from the simply curious to the enthusiast.
Open Year round
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Comprehensive transport collection
Ulster Transport Museum 153 Bangor Road, Cultra Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland  BT18 0EU
Ulster Transport Museum tells the story of transport and social change in Ulster since the start of the modern era. It is a well of inspiration for the designers of the future.
Open Year Round
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Great Victorian House & Gardens
Wells House & Gardens Ballyedmond, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
With something for all generations Wells House and Gardens is the ideal choice for a day out!
Open Mid-Mar to Sept
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