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

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
At the Medieval Mile Museum, we tell the stories of Kilkenny’s powerful patrons and inspired creators through the buildings and artefacts they left behind. Learn about the people of Kilkenny’s past, discovering the many layers that make up Kilkenny’s 800 years of rich history. 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 really popular LEGO Hunt . Find out more .
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.