|Bru Na Boinne (Newgrange & Knowth) ||Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, open in 1997, is designed to present the archaeological heritage of the Boyne Valley, which includes the megalithic passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth. The Centre is the starting point for all visits to both monuments, and contains extensive interpretative displays and viewing areas.
All visitors wishing to visit Newgrange and Knowth must begin their visit at the Visitor Centre. There is no direct access to these monuments.
All admission tickets are issued at Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. All groups of 15 or more must book in advance. Groups which have pre-booked are expected at Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at the appointed time, not at the monuments.
Donore, Co Meath (041 9880300)
|Ferns Castle ||The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now remains. The most complete tower contains a fine circular chapel, with carved ornament. The tower also has several original fireplaces and a vaulted basement. Archaeological excavations revealed a rock- cut ditch outside the castle walls. Ferns Castle is one of a number of historic sites in Ferns
Ferns, Co Wexford (056 24623)
|Heywood Gardens ||Completed in 1912, the property consists of gardens, lakes, woodland and architectural features. It was transferred to State ownership in November 1993 from the Salesian Fathers who had taken care of it since 1941.|
Ballinakill, Co Laois (0502 33563)
|Hill Of Tara ||Though best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara has been an important site since the late Stone Age when a passage-tomb was constructed there. Tara was at the height of its power as a political and religious centre in the early centuries after Christ. Attractions include an audio-visual show and guided tours of the site.
Navan, Co Meath (046 9025903)
|Kilkenny Castle ||A 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parklands which was the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde. Due to major restoration works, the central block now includes a library, drawing room, and bedrooms decorated in 1830s splendour as well as the beautiful Long Gallery.
National Historic Park, Kilkenny City (056 7721450)
|Battle Of The Boyne Visitor Centre ||The Battle of the Boyne between King William III and his father-in-law, King James II, was fought on 1 July 1690 (11 July according to our modern calendar). Both kings commanded their armies in person, 36,000 on the Williamite side and 25,000 on the Jacobite side - the largest number of troops ever deployed on an Irish battlefield. At stake were the English throne, French dominance in Europe and Religious power in Ireland.
The Visitor Centre is located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House, which is on the battlesite. Qualifying schools/ educational visits are permitted FREE of charge.|
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Oldbridge, Drogheda, Meath (041 9809950)
|Ballyhack Castle||Ballyhack, Co Wexford (051 389468)|
|Castletown||Celbridge, Co Kildare (01 6288252)|
|Clonmacnoise||Shannonbridge, Co Offaly (090 9674195)|
|Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre||Kenagh, Co Longford (043 22386)|
|Dunmore Cave||Ballyfoyle, Co Kilkenny (056 7767726)|
|Dwyer Mcallister Cottage||Derrynamuck, Co Wicklow (0404 45325)|
|Glendalough Visitor Centre||Glendalough, Co Wicklow (0404 45325)|
|Jerpoint Abbey||Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny (056 7724623)|
|Kilmacurragh||Rathdrum, Co Wicklow (01 8570909)|
|Old Mellifont Abbey||Tullyallen, Drogheda, Co. Louth (041 9826459)|
|St Mary's Visitors Centre||Gowran, Kilkenny (056 7726894)|
|Tintern Abbey||Saltmills, New Ross, Co Wexford (051 562650)|
|Trim Castle||Trim, Co Meath (046 9438619)|
|Wicklow Mountain National Park||upper Lake, Glendalough, Co Wicklow (0404 45425)|