|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 )
|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 )
| Loftus Hall ||Loftus Hall is Ireland’s most exciting new visitor attraction. We offer an historical interactive tour best suited to students at 5th and 6th class level, which gives an informative and exciting background to the history of the Hook Peninsula from pagan times through the arrival of the Vikings and Cromwell before moving on to the history and “legend” of Loftus Hall itself. Our new outdoor activity centre provides coasteering, archery, ziplines and climbing walls allowing you to plan a full day combining fun and education. |
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Hook Head, New Ross, Wexford ( 051 397728 )
|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 )
|Avoca Tours offers two opportunities for school tours. Gold Panning- Experience the adventure of real gold prospecting in a safe riverside location in Avoca Village. It is a fun and educational outdoor activity with instruction by an experienced gold prospector and all equipment is provided.
The Hike - Students will be given a rich insight into this area’s industrial and social history. This is a guided downhill 2 hour walking tour of the dramatic mining landscape of the now abandoned copper mines in Avoca. There will be a tour of the Avoca Mill to finish. Find out more...|
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Main st Avoca Wicklow ( 086 0258484 )
|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 )
|Athlone Castle Visitor Centre||St Peter's Square, Athlone, Co Westmeath (090 6492912)|
|Ballyhack Castle||Ballyhack, Co Wexford (051 389468)|
|Birr Castle Demesne,||Birr, Co Offaly (0509 20336)|
|Darver Castle||Readypenny, Dundalk, Co Louth (042 9379466)|
|Dunbrody Emigrant Ship||South Quay, New Ross, Co Wexford (051 425239)|
|Duncannon Fort Ltd||Duncannon, Co Wexford (051 389454)|
|Dwyer Mcallister Cottage||Derrynamuck, Co Wicklow (0404 45325)|
|Kells Heritage Centre||Kells, Co Meath (046 9247840)|
|Maynooth Castle||Maynooth, Co Kildare (01 6472493)|
|Newgrange National Monument||Newgrange, Co Meath (041 9884026)|
|Trim Castle||Trim, Co Meath (046 9438619)|
|Wicklow's Historic Gaol||Kilmaintin Hill, Wicklow (0404 61599)|