The woods, paths and trails that lead through The Irish National Heritage Park are maintained as close to their natural state as possible, in keeping with the landscape as it would have been historically. Surfaces are therefore uneven and unpaved in parts. The installations and reconstructions themselves, are designed to reflect the actual experience of ancient and historical buildings. Care should be taken when accessing some of the low dwellings, the Ringfort stairways and all 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, some pathways throughout the park have been left unpaved. Due to uneven surfaces guests with mobility issues should take care.
Changing Places toilets are larger accessible toilets for severely disabled people, with equipment such as hoists, curtains, adult-sized changing benches and space for carers. The Irish National Heritage Park are proud to offer this facility & our Changing Places bathroom is located beside the entrance to the Visitor Centre, please request the key from the ticket desk if you wish to use the facility.
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 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 35 acres 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.
Our restaurant and café facility with both indoor and outdoor seating, is situated in the Visitor Centre building and offers spectacular views over the Crannog.
We welcome primary and secondary school groups as well as students from colleges and universities.