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Summer Outings

Looking to enjoy some great family days out this summer? Why not plan a day out to one of the following :




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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
At Ireland’s premier visitor attraction you are invited to explore two wonderful experiences – 15th century Bunratty Castle and 19th century Bunratty Folk Park. The Castle, built in 1425, is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland with 15th & 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art as well as a few lively medieval characters guaranteed to catch your attention and capture the mood of the time. Within Bunratty Folk Park 19th century life is vividly recreated with over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting. Enjoy the tastes, scents, sights and sounds as you stroll around the charming village complete with school, post office, doctors house, and of course one of two places to pick up an ice-cream or enjoy a picnic!
w: www.shannonheritage.com e: reservations@shannonheritage.com
Bunratty, Co Clare (Phone: 061 711200.)
Galway Atlantaquaria
Galway Atlantaquaria
Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland’s National Aquarium, is home to 170 species of fresh water and marine life. Situated on the famous Salthill Promenade, it has become one of the finest visitor attractions in Ireland. Designed over two floors, visitors follow a vivid interpretation of the Irish aquatic landscape: from the glacial mountain streams of Connemara, down through the famous River Corrib and out into the Atlantic Ocean via Galway Bay. Exhibits include Salmon, Seahorses, Conger Eels and a real 60ft whale skeleton and also boasts four types of native Irish shark. Visitors can take part in the feeding, explore the model submarine, and even hold Starfish and giant Spider Crabs. 'Be a Scientist for a Day' workshops are now running every Tues, Thurs & Sat!
w: www.nationalaquarium.ie e: antlantaquaria@eircom.net
Salthill Promenade, Galway (Phone: 091-585 100)
Skerries Mills
Skerries Mills
Skerries Mills contains a watermill, two windmills, a millpond, mill races and buildings, dating back to the 16th century. All were restored to working order by FAS & Fingal Co Co and are open to visitors throughout the year. There is a restaurant, craft shop & exhibition galleries. Guided tours brings visitors through the mill building and machine rooms to the waterwheel, cornfields and both windmills, one a 5-sail the other a thatched 4-sail, all in working order. The waterwheel can be seen turning, and driving the gears, belts, elevators, hoists and sifters inside the building. One of the windmills is usually turning, weather permitting. Visitors are invited to try their hand at grinding corn.
w: www.skerriesmills.org e: skerriesmills@indigo.ie
Fingal, Co Dublin (Phone: 01 8495208)
Killybegs Maritime & Heritage Centre
Killybegs Maritime & Heritage Centre
Would you like to meet some real Killybegs fishermen or some of the people who work in boat building, marine engineering or net making. The tour includes an informative video on the fishing and hand-knotted carpets in our audio visual room and then a hands on experience of hand-knotting on a loom. Find out more
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www.visitkillybegs.com Killybegs, Co Donegal (Phone: 074 9741944)
Copper Coast Mini Farm
Copper Coast Mini Farm
Come to the Copper Coast Mini Farm for a day out with a difference. Enjoy your day in the safe and unique environment of the farm where the children will meet the animals , play in the playhouses and sandpits, drive the toy tractors and diggers and run and play in the freedom and safety of the purpose built farm. Find out more ....
Fenor, Tramore, Co Waterford (Phone: 051 396870)
Dublinia & the Viking World
Dublinia & the Viking World
The Dublinia & The Viking World exhibitions are amongst Dublin’s most popular visitor attractions. The exhibitions reveal fascinating glimpses of the Viking and medieval past using reconstructions, audio-visual and interactive displays. Superbly researched and imaginatively presented, there is something here for everyone. Further information.on our Education Programme...
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www.dublinia.ie e: curator@dublinia.ie
St Michael's Hill, Christchurch Dublin 8 (Phone: 01 6794611)
Lismore Heritage Centre
Lismore Heritage Centre
Guided Tours of the Town & Cathedral, Tower's Nature Trail, Visit the Robert Boyle Science Room, Come and meet Brother Declan who has lived in Lismore since 636AD!! Find out more ....
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www.discoverlismore.com Lismore, Co Waterford (Phone: 058 54975)