Set in 40 acres of native woodland, wetland and upland, The Irish National Heritage Park is a beautiful, as well as an historic and informative place to visit. In addition to the reconstructions and installations, you will find all the facilities you need for an enjoyable day out. (Cafe closed for renovations. Reopening Spring 2023)
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.
If you are organising a group that’s coming in a coach or minibus, which will require a parking space, please let us know in advance. By knowing in advance we can manage the parking area for everyone’s benefit.
Food & Drink
While our cafe is currently closed for renovations(re-opening Spring 2023), we are operating a pop-up coffee station at our admission desk. When open, the main café with both indoor and outdoor seating, is situated in the Visitor Centre building and offers spectacular views over the Crannog. Open from 9.30am daily with a hearty breakfast menu, followed by a range of lunchtime meals suitable for all palates and budgets. And, if you are not hungry enough for a main meal, there’s a wonderful selection of home baked cakes and other sweet treats that will be sure to tempt you. Some people like to bring their own food and picnic tables are provided at the front of the building. Whether you’re eating food bought on site or brought from home, please remember the park is a ‘Leave No Trace’ facility, so be sure to bring your packaging and leftovers home with you.
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 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.
Our cafe facility is currently closed for renovations, with a re-opening date scheduled for Spring 2023
We welcome primary and secondary school groups as well as students from colleges and universities.