The woods, paths and trails that lead through The Irish National Heritage Park have been kept as close to their natural state as possible, kept in keeping with landscape as it would have been historically. Surfaces are therefore uneven and unpaved, though they are accessible to people with mobility issues. The installations and reconstructions themselves, however, are designed to reflect the actual experience of ancient and historical buildings as closely as possible. Care should be taken, when accessing some of the low dwellings, Ringfort stairways and steps.
Think green. We like to ensure there’s parking here for everyone who needs it, so we ask people to think of the environment and consider their fellow visitors. If there are several of you coming, do consider sharing a car. You’ll reduce your carbon footprint and you’ll be leaving a parking space for others who might need it more.
To maintain historic authenticity, paths throughout the park have been left unpaved. Due to uneven surfaces guests with mobility issues should take care.
Service and assistance animals are welcome in the park, with appropriate leads, restraints or harnesses. Pet dogs are also welcome and water bowls are provided throughout the park.
Booking your tickets online before you arrive is convenient and it secures your place.
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.
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.
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.
Open from 9.30am daily with a hearty breakfast menu, followed by a range of lunchtime meals suitable for all palates and budgets.
We welcome primary and secondary school groups as well as students from colleges and universities.