|Opw - Bru Na Boinne (Newgrange And 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 )
|Opw - 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 )
|Opw - 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 )
|Opw - 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 )
|Opw - 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 )
|Birr Castle Gardens And Science Centre |
Did you know that Birr was once the silicon valley of the world? If you were a scientist, an engineer or an astronomer, then Birr was the place to be. Before the days of computers and smart phones, people had to travel to where the big discoveries were being made. The biggest telescope in the world had been built here at Birr Castle, and visitors came from all over Europe, and beyond, to marvel at this scientific wonder. But that was just the start… At Birr Castle, students will 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. Coming 2016 – New Zipwire.
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Birr Castle Gardens, Birr, Offaly ( 0579120336 )
|Athlone Castle Visitor Centre And Museum |
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. Child friendly multimedia displays and interactive games guide the visitor through the castle. The great Siege of Athlone is relived in a 360º cinematic experience transporting visitors to the centre of the 1691 battle. The social history of the people is explored through the array of artefacts on display here. Athlone Castle Visitor Centre & Museum is a treat for all ages, with an outdoor giant chess area, dress up activities, hands-on weapons as well as picturesque town views and courtyard picnic facilities.Athlone Castle is waiting for you to explore, engage and enjoy!
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Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, Castle Street, Athlone, Westmeath ( 09064 42130 )
|Newgrange Farm School Tours |
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 During your guided farmyard school tour which takes about one hour and twenty minutes. You will also be taken on a tractor trailer ride that brings you along the River Boyne through our crops and livestock and past the National Monuments. A limited number of schools may include a free trip to Newgrange National Monument. €10 per person - 1 Teacher free per 10 Pupils. More about our school packages
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Slane Meath ( 086 4676054 / 041 9824119 )
|Lough Boora Discovery Park |
Have your school tour in Lough Boora Discovery Park. We run 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. Guided tours for schools run from April through October and can be tailored to each age group’s needs. Suitable for primary and secondary students.
Boora, Co Offaly ( 057 9340010 )
| Express Bus offer a wide range of packages and destinations for your school tour. As part of School Tours this season we are running a very special promotion for the children who travel on each one of our Tours. The ‘FIND THE PANDA’ promotion for Schools gives each child a finger puppet with up to ten to collect. If a child finds the elusive ‘Pete the Panda Puppet’ they get all ten finger puppets.
Express Bus have a long track record in transporting children and child safety is paramount on our tour. Check out some of our amazing packages and destinations here|
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( 01 8221122 )
|Opw - Castletown House |
"This I believe the only house in Ireland to which the term palace can be applied". Richard Twiss, 1775. Castletown is Ireland's first, finest and most significant 18th century Palladian style mansion set amongst 120 acres of restored parklands along the banks of the River Liffey. 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
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Celbridge Kildare ( 01 6288252 )
|Opw - Ballyhack Castle Ballyhack, Co Wexford (051 389468)|
|Opw - Dwyer Mcallister Cottage Derrynamuck, Co Wicklow (0404 45325)|
|Opw - Maynooth Castle Maynooth, Co Kildare (01 6472493)|
|Opw - Trim Castle Trim, Co Meath (046 9438619)|