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.
Adventures in time
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Low Road, Bunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland
Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. It was built in 1425 by the powerful MacNamara family.
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award winning gardens
Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre 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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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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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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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.
Open Daily Mar to Nov
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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 12 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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Experience 800 years of history
King John’s Castle Nicholas Street, King’s Island, limerick City, Ireland
Have fun exploring King John’s Castle, enjoy magnificent views and imagine a Norman soldier’s life in this medieval fortress.
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Experience Medieval Limerick
King’s Island King’s Island Medieval Quarter, Limerick City, Ireland
Limerick is often referred to as the Treaty City and across the bridge from the castle is the famous Treaty Stone upon which folklore says the 1691 Treaty was signed.
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Most haunted house in ireland
Loftus Hall Hook Head, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Loftus Hall is a large mansion house situated on the Hook peninsula. Loftus Hall stands alone and austere on the bleak landscape. This backdrop adds to its eery story.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adventure, Heritage & Hospitality
Ballyhoura Country Ballyhoura Failte, Main Street, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Ballyhoura Country lies within the borders of counties Cork, Limerick and Tipperary in The Wild Atlantic Region.
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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.
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A vibrant, contemporary art space
Butler Art Gallery Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny City, Ireland
The Butler Gallery is one of Ireland’s most vibrant contemporary spaces and it has made significant contributions to the visual arts since its establishment in 1943.
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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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Explore thrones and towers
Castle Ward Strangford, Downpatrick, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th-century mansion resting on a rolling hillside and looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough.
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18th century magnificent mansion
Castletown House and Parklands Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Magnificent Palladian-style mansion, with parklands that includes meadows, waterways, a classical temple, a gothic lodge, clusters of once rare trees, and a network of paths to explore.
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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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Almost 1000 of History
Christ Church Cathedral Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Christ Church Cathedral is almost one thousand years old, and the spiritual heart of the city. Step inside and enjoy the cathedral’s magnificent interior and treasures.
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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.
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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 Drogheda Tourist Information Point, The Tholsel, West Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Boyne Valley is Ireland’s ancient capital and its most sacred and mythical landscape.
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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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Unlock the past
Down County Museum The Mall, Downpatrick, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
The Museum holds 12,000 objects and 50,000 photographs relating to County Down, which you can find out more about on the Museum website.
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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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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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The Story of the Capital
Dublin City Hall Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Dublin's City Hall, built by the Guild of Merchants, and originally known as the Royal Exchange, is a magnificent example of the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is world-renowned.
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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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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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Be inspired on the shores of Galway
Dunguaire Castle Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland
This 16th century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay its architecture is simple yet magnificent. A short stroll from the village for you.
Open Daily Apr to Oct
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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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A tranquil haven of beauty
Emo Court Emo, Co. Laois, Ireland
Neo-classical mansion surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland, offering the visitor a truly tranquil experience.
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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.
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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 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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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!
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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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HQ of the 1916 Easter Rising
GPO Witness History O’Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland
GPO Witness History takes you on a journey of discovery to learn about the 1916 Easter rising from its rebel HQ!
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WW1 Coastal Defence Battery
Grey Point Fort Bridge Road South, Helen’s Bay, Co. Down, BT19 1LD, Northern Ireland
Once Grey Point Fort protected the mouth of the Belfast Lough from enemy invasion. Today a military museum can be found here, which houses a most unusual hands-on experience.
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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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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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Birthplace of Brian Boru
Killaloe Birthplace of Brian Boru Killaloe, Co. Clare, Ireland
Killaloe connects Clare and Tipperary with a 13 arch bridge to the village of Ballina.
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Cafe, Craft shop & farmers market
King House, Tea Rooms and Tourism Centre Military Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
Explore King House a magnificently restored 18th century Georgian mansion with the aid of exciting special effects & life size models showcasing the long and compelling history of the house.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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Exploring aspects of local heritage
Newry and Mourne Museum Bagenal’s Castle, 36 Castle Street, Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Newry and Mourne Museum aims to provide a dynamic and inclusive recreational and educational resource reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the local area.
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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.
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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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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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18th century castle
Roscrea Heritage Town 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 Centre 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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an 18th century mansion
Strokestown Park and the National Famine Museum 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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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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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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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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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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Copper Mine Museum
Allihies Copper Mine Museum Allihies Village, Beara Peninsula, West Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
In the mid-nineties a group of Allihies residents came together to discuss how they might preserve and present the local copper mining heritage of this unique area. The museum is the result.
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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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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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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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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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Largest cemetery of megalithic tomb
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, with monuments ranging from five thousand to five thousand eight hundred years old.
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The emigrant trail
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience 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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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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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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Award-winning museum and gallery
F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio 200 Newry Road, Banbridge, Co. Down, BT32 3NB, Northern Ireland
Purpose-built gallery, sculpture garden and replica of McWilliam’s studio situated on the outskirts of Banbridge.
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Steeped in history
Fenagh Heritage 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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Gateway to the Hill of O'Neill
Hill of the O’Neill and Ranfurly House 26 Market Square, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT70 1AB, Northern Ireland
Explore Historic Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House once the Power base of the O’Neills and Gaelic Ulster and Chichester’s planned Plantation Capital.
Open Year Round
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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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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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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.
Open Daily Year Round
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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'.
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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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Northern irelands role in WW2
Northern Ireland War Memorial 21 Talbot Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland during the WW2 by preserving and displaying a unique collection and delivering a programme of engaging displays and enjoyable events to visitors and tourists
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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.
Open Year Round
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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.
Open Daily Mar to Oct
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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.
Open Daily Year Round
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Purpose-built literary centre
Seamus Heaney Homeplace 45 Main Street, Bellaghy, Co. Derry, BT45 8HT, Northern Ireland
In Seamus Heaney HomePlace, visitors can open a window onto the words, rhythm and rhyme which have made Seamus Heaney the most widely published poet in the English language.
Open year Round
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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.
Open Daily Mar to Oct
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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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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.
Open Mar to Oct
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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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A museum of two parts
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum 153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, Co. Down, BT18 0EU, Northern Ireland
A museum of two parts. The first is an experience of life from over 100 years ago and the second is one of the most comprehensive transport collections in Europe.
Open Year Round
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