Are you planning a school tour? Make it an unforgettable one and visit the Irish National Heritage Park where you leave behind the 21st century and travel back in time… The parks contains 13 sites depicting the settlement of man in Ireland from 7000BC to the Viking invasion. All the sites are authentically furnished to allow you to see first hand what it was really like for our ancestors.
The guided tour lasts approximately two hours and begins with a 15-minute audio-visual presentation. One of our experienced costumed tour guides will then bring the group back in time starting at the Stone Age, going through the Bronze and Iron Ages, Early Christian Ireland and finishing at the Viking invasion. Each student is guided through the major changes in Irish history, learning how people worked, lived and died.
Admission rate : €4.50 per pupil (primary schools) €5.00 per pupil (secondary schools)
Additional activities and Options:
Lunch Boxes – Chicken nuggets / sausages and chips and a drink provided for each student after their tiring trek through history. €4.50 per student (must be pre-ordered)
Fulacht Fiadh & Horizontal Water Mill Demonstration: Students will have a demonstration of cooking in this prehistoric method, allowing each student to witness the meat being cooked and even sample some but also experience a display of Ireland’s only working Medieval Mill in action. The Mill harnesses water power which would have enabled our ancestors to produce flour in large quantities. € 125 per group (must be pre-ordered)
Workbooks – an excellent follow-on tool for class work. Allows student and teacher to revisit topics and concepts from their visit to the park. € 0.75 per student, a pencil is included. (pre-ordering is preferred)
Workshop A: Daily Life In The 10th Century- The students will step back 1000 years and learn first hand about daily life by witnessing authentic clothing, leather working, weapons and normal domestic life. Cost: €4.50 per student (1 hour) Pre-booking essential
Workshop B: Viking Shield Making- In keeping with Viking tradition, the students will decorate their own personal shield using “history inspired designs”. Each student can return home with their own shield as a reminder of their learning experience. Cost: €10.00 per student (1 hour) Pre-booking essential
Take an incredible journey through 9000 years of Ireland's past... In this park which stretches over 35 acres of woodland, wetland, estuary and uplands you will visit the homesteads, places of rituals and learn about the burial rituals of our long vanished ancestors.The world you enter is an authentic recreation of Ireland’s heritage.
Take a guided tour of the park which caters for families, individuals or groups or explore the Park at your own pace.