Over 9000 years of Irish history brought to life.

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A New Stone age Dwelling

About The Park

Evidence of Ireland’s unique and distinctive history is all around us, in the many monument sites and features to be seen across the island. But where can you go to see how people lived? What if you could compare a Stone Age settlement with a Viking Settlement and see how they differed and what they had in common? That was the idea behind The Irish National Heritage Park.

Book Tickets

Booking your tickets online before you arrive is convenient and it secures your place.

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“Absolutely magical experience, staff and location could not have been any better!"”

Níamh and Paul, Dublin

“Very helpful staff. Extremely good day out for all ages and groups. ”

James Doyle, Leitrim

“Great open air museum. They do free guided tours and the falconry is amazing.”

John Conway, Carlow

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What’s On

It’s always worth checking the calendar to see what’s coming up at The Irish National Heritage Park. Better still, why not join our mailing list and receive regular updates? There’s always something going on – you could say we’re making history every day!

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Things To See And Do

The park now has 16 reconstructed sites for you to see and learn about, from the Dolmen to Fulacht Fiadh and the Crannog to Viking Ship. The park is situated on 40 hectares for you to explore, from hillside to estuary and woodland to riverbank.

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    Experiences

    Heritage experiences bring you up close and personal with day-to-day life. Try your hand at Falconry. Sleep in the Ringfort or a Viking house.

  • Guided Tours

    Join any one of the three guided tours - Pre-Historic Ireland, Early Christian Ireland or The Age of Invasion – or make a day of it and do all three.

  • The Cafe

    Open from 9.30am daily with a hearty breakfast menu, followed by a range of lunchtime meals suitable for all palates and budgets.

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    School Tours

    We welcome primary and secondary school groups as well as students from colleges and universities.