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Castles, Museums and Galleries for Family Fun Days out in Leinster

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. The most complete tower contains a fine circular chapel, with carved ornament. The tower also has several original fireplaces and a vaulted basement. Ferns Castle is one of a number of historic sites in Ferns. Find out more.
Birr Castle Demesne
At Birr Castle Demesne you and your kids will enter a world of fun-filled exploration. There will be no time to be bored as you encounter rivers, waterfalls, a lake, a 17th century castle, the famous Great Telescope, an interactive Science Centre, Ireland’s Tallest Treehouse. Find out more.
Medieval Mile Museum
The Medieval Mile Museum represents an immense treasure trove of artefacts encompassing the work and lives of Ireland and its people across more than 800 years of history. The Museum is a great place to visit with the entire family. Let our guides take you through 800 years of Kilkenny’s rich history while the kids enjoy our insanely popular LEGO Hunt! Find out more .