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. Find out more here.
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.
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Athlone Castle Visitor Centre & Museum is a family friendly tourist attraction in the heart of Ireland. Filled with modern exhibitions, Athlone’s history, people, castle and battles are explored and brought to life. Find out more .
Have your primary or secondary school tour in Lough Boora Discovery Park with guided tours of the park for schools and groups of all ages. The tours take participants through the Sculpture Park and a field study area, including a nature walk, examination of local flora and wildlife, and the history of Bord na Móna. Find out more here.
During your guided farmyard school tour, Hold A Chick, Cuddle A Kitten, Pet A Rabbit, Milk A Cow, Feed the Ducks and Hens, Bottle Feed a Lamb, Kid Goat or Calf. Play Hide and Seek in the Maze and SO Much More More about our school packages
As an Office of Public Works property we offer FREE school tours with a number of site specific educational modules to support the primary and secondary school curriculum outside of the school environment (Living History, Maths and Nature Trails). Read more about School Tours to Castletown House
At Birr Castle, students embark on a fun-filled journey from space exploration to great engineering and scientific feats, to climbing Ireland’s Tallest Treehouse. School tours include scavenger hunts in our gardens, and our Discover Primary Science & Maths workshop. Find out more .
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.
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