Ireland offers lots of possibilities for family fun and enjoyment. Here is a selection of things to do.
Hidden history from connemara
Glengowla Mines and Working Farm Experience Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Glengowla Mines and working farm are steeped in history, old cuttings from well before the mine opened in 1850.
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The picturesque town of Kenmare
Kenmare The Square, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The picturesque town of Kenmare is the perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara.
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An engaging experience
Paddle and Sea Cahersiveen Marina, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Try sea kayaking or canoeing to bring you around the scenic Fertha estuary or even out to the mouth of the Valentia harbour.
Open Daily Year Round
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Irelands Premier show cave
Aillwee Burren Experience Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
Aillwee Burren Experience continues to welcome visitors to The Burren. The Birds of Prey Educational Centre is home to one of the largest and most varied collection of Birds of Prey.
Open Daily Year Round
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Journey through & above the forest
Beyond The Trees Avondale Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Experience the longest Treetop Walk in Ireland & the UK, a unique new adventure above the canopy of the trees culminating at the magnificent 10-storey high Viewing Tower.
Open Daily Year Round
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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
Open Daily Year Round
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Get close to the masters of the sky
Eagles Flying Irish Raptor Research Centre Ballymote, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Ireland’s largest Bird of Prey Centre offers the incomparable experience of being up close to eagles, falcons, owls and vultures.
Open Daily Apr to Nov
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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.
Opening June 2023
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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.
Open Daily Year Round
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Time to explore
The Old Rail Trail Greenway Athlone to Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
The Old Rail Trail traces the historic Midlands Great Western Railway track, past restored station houses and under pretty stone arched bridges.
Open Year Round
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Bringing out the child in YOU!
Toy Soldier Factory Kilnamartyra Village, Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland
The Toy Soldier Factory offers groups a combination of fun and hands on experience with a difference all in one location! Where fantasy becomes reality. One of Ireland’s best-hidden secrets
Open Year Round
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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 700 years of history.
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It's playtime!
Clare Playgrounds Various locations, Co. Clare, Ireland
Imaginative and interactive play areas for children aged 0-12 years.
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National Aquarium of Ireland
Galway Atlantaquaria The Promenade, Salthill, Galway City, Ireland
Take A Tour Of Galway Aquarium, or just enjoy at your leisure, talks throughout the day include ' Big Fish' feeding, Touch pool tours, fresh water fish feeding.
Open Daily Year Round
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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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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.
Open Apr to Sept
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Passenger Ferry to the Aran Islands
Aran Island Ferries City Office, 37-39 Forster Street, Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland
The award-winning family run ferry company, offer daily sailings to each of the islands from Ros a Mhil Port, with an average sailing time of 40 minutes.
Open Daily Year Round
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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’.
Open Year Round
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A World of Adventure Awaits!
Castlecomer Discovery Park The Estate Yard, Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Castlecomer Discovery Park is set on 80 acres of stunning woodland and lakes in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, offerin a range of adventure activities.
Open Seasonally
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Scenic mountains and woodland
Connemara National Park Letterfrack, Co. Galway, Ireland
Much of the present Park lands formed part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School, the remainder having been owned by private individuals.
Open Daily Year Round
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Experience the magic
Dingle Peninsula Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Famed for its rugged beauty and indigenous cultural heritage, Dingle Peninsula has something to offer every visitor.
Visit Year Round
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Southeast Special Discoveries
Dunmore Adventure The Harbour, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Aquapark, Kayaking, Sailing, SUP, Archery, Climbing, Caving and Team Building.
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Irelands Wildest Attraction
Fota Wildlife Park Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
If you’re wondering what to do for the weekend in Cork, then why not make your way to Fota Wildlife Park and enjoy a day outside amongst some of the world’s most amazing animals and plants?
Open Year Round
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HQ of the 1916 Easter Rising
GPO Museum O’Connell Street, Dublin City, Ireland
GPO Museum takes you on a journey of discovery to learn about the 1916 Easter rising from its rebel HQ!
Open Year Round
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An archaeological gem
Lough Gur Heritage Centre & Lakeshore Park Lough Gur, Bruff, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Lough Gur is an area of extreme beauty encompassing over 6,000 years of living history. Home to Ireland’s largest and oldest stone circle.
Open Year Round
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Something for all Ages & Interests
Lough Key Forest and Activity Park Rockingham, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
A Lakeside Visitor Centre is the gateway to more than 800 acres of parkland and forest at Lough Key.
Open Year Round
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Famous food and variety markets
Milk Market Limerick Cornmarket Row, Limerick City, Ireland
The Milk Market provide Limerick residents and visitors with access to a wide variety of fresh, local, in-season products, typically directly from the producer.
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With lots to see and do
Moher Hill Open Farm Cliffs of Moher Road, Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park is situated overlooking Liscannor Bay and is much more than a fun family filled day out.
Open Apr to Oct
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swashbuckling fun
Pirates Cove Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Activities available for all the family such as 18 hole mini-golf, bumper boats, bubble rollers, paddle-boats, fun-caves, 10-pin bowling, electric go karts and games arcade.
Open Daily Year Round
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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.
Open Seasonally
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1 Tower, 1,000 years of History
The Round Tower Clondalkin Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Ireland    
Interactive multimedia exhibition tells the story of over 1,000 years of Clondalkin’s history and heritage.
Open Daily Year Round
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Modern bustling town
Tralee Tralee Tourist Office, Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The Tralee we see today took its form in the 18th century. There is plenty to see and do for all the family.
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Exciting Aqua Park
West Coast & West Lake Aqua Parks West Coast Aqua Park, The Marina, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
Great mix of features that are appealing to a wide range of fitness and skill levels.
Open May to Aug
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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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Seaside resort town
Youghal Youghal Tourist Office, Market Square, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Youghal has many historic buildings and monuments within its ancient town walls. It is one of the few towns in Ireland where the medieval town walls still survive.
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For a splashing good time
Aqua Dome Dan Spring Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The Aqua Dome is one of Irelands Largest Indoor Waterworld's & Premier Tourist Attractions located on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Open Year Round
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Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Aran Islands Aran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland
The Aran Islands offer visitors spectacular views and natural landscapes and are a great getaway destination.
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The place to be!
Bowling Buddies Unit 2 Manor Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Bowling Buddies is not just any ordinary bowling centre…it’s so much more! It’s the place to be. It’s extraordinary!
Open Year Round
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One of the best preserved forts
Prominent archaeological site which has yielded magnificent results and also offering sheepdog demonstrations
Open Mar to Oct
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for daredevils young and old
Clonakilty Park Cinema, Golf & Adventure Centre Clogheen Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
Clonakilty's family activity centre in the heart of West Cork. Located on on the complex of the Clonakilty Park Hotel, this superb adventure centre offers a host of exciting activities.
Open Daily July to Sept
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A great family day out
Crag Cave Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Crag Cave is an ancient fossil cave system, older than mankind itself, within which can be seen the natural forces that created the complex and beautiful passages.
Open Year Round
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Home of Legends
International Rugby Experience 40 O’Connell Street, Limerick, Ireland
The International Rugby Experience, now open on Limerick’s O’Connell Street, is a world class, interactive celebration of what it takes to become a Legend!
Open Daily Year Round
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Outdoor Activity centre
Killary Adventure Company Leenane, Co. Galway, Ireland
Killary Adventure Co have everything you need for a fantastic activity holiday in Ireland including over 20 of the most exciting adventure activities to choose from and a stunning location.
Open Daily Year Round
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Explore West Clare
Kilrush Heritage Town Kilrush Town Council, Town Hall, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
Kilrush is located near the stunning seascape of the River Shannon, the islands of Hogg and Scattery and the picturesque village of Cappa.
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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.
Open Daily Year Round
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The Park of the Privileged
Merrion Square Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Merrion Square has many associations with significant figures in Ireland’s political and cultural history. Former residents include Daniel O’Connell, Oscar Wilde and William Butler Yeats.
Open year round
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Shannon Region Special Discoveries
Shannon Region Festivals Various locations in Ireland’s Shannon Region
Do you want to dance the night away, taste the delights of the region or simply kick back and listen to music??
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Unique setting for a Wildlife park
Stonehall Wildlife Park Curraghchase, Kilcornan, Co. Limerick, Ireland
This location offers a unique setting for a purpose built Wildlife park which has now developed from a pet farm into a wildlife park/Zoo for families to experience fun and education.
Open Apr to Sept
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Experience the magic of rail
Waterford Suir Valley Railway Kilmeadan Station, Kilmeadan, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage and take in the wonderful panoramic views of the River Suir.
Open Daily Apr - Sept
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Explore 1940's West Cork
West Cork Model Railway Village Inchydoney Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
See the old West Cork railway line portrayed in delightful miniature serving the towns.
Open Year Round
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