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School Tours to Museums in Ulster


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Cavan County Museum
Exhibition galleries feature unique artefacts dating from the stone age up until the twentieth century, material spanning over 6000 years of occupation in Cavan. Displays of notable interest include the Killycluggin stone and the three-faced Corleck Head, two of the most recognisable examples of Celtic spirituality in the country. The museum also houses a medieval Dug-Out boat and a selection of medieval Sheela-na-Gigs, as well as a Folk Life gallery depicting life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Newly-opened galleries deal with topics as diverse as the Great Famine, Percy French and the Lords Farnham. Find out more .
St. Kilian’s Heritage Centre
Built by the local community in association with the Diocese of Würzburg in southern Germany, the Heritage Centre features many relics and replicas of the saint. A well-stocked exhibition area opens onto a small video theatre where one may view a short film on the life of St. Kilian. The Centre also houses a craft shop where the visitor may select artistic items of interest from a range of locally produced work. Adjoining the craft shop is a comfortable dining area where one may relax over lunch or coffee. Find out more here.
Armagh Planetarium
Armagh Planetarium is located near the Armagh Observatory in approximately fourteen acres of landscaped grounds known as the Armagh Astropark. The Digital Theatre has been completely refurbished with the world's most advanced digital projection system, Digistar 3. A customised sound system designed by BOSE, a state-of-the-art LED lighting system and purpose-built reclining seats have also been added to enhance the visitor's experience. Find out more here.
St. Connell's Museum & Heritage Centre
St. Connell's Museum and Heritage Centre, Glenties is a treasure trove of local history. The Heritage centre is named after St. Connell Caol who, in the 6th century, founded a monastic settlement on Inniskeel Island, north of Portnoo near Glenties. The Museum includes the prison cells of the late 19th century Courthouse and has many artefacts pertaining to the famine in South West Donegal. The Museum is open throughout the year and guides are available. Find out more here.