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The Irish National Heritage Park is delighted to offer you a unique opportunity to experience life in Early Medieval Ireland. Guests can avail of the chance to stay in a perfect replica of a 1,500 year old Irish ringfort living as our ancestors did for a night or two.
Our guests will stay in the big house in the ringfort, which has stone walls and a thatched roof, with a central hearth. It will sleep 6-8 comfortably.
‘Check-in’ will be after 2pm but visitors are welcome to come in earlier and take a guided tour of the Park with our compliments. When the time comes to move into the Ringfort, our guests will be given costumes from the period as well as a full briefing on everything they need to know, from lighting the fire to looking after the animals (yes, there are animals too, in season!).
Cooking is over an open fire in the centre of the house (but there is also a fridge hidden away at the back to keep food fresh overnight). For evening meal, our guests can either cook for themselves or we can arrange to have a cauldron of stew delivered, to be heated over the fire and eaten with brown bread (€10 per person)
Guests are at liberty to bring their own wine and beer with them, or we can supply beer and mead of the period. There will be plenty of fuel for the fire and full private wash facilities (inc shower) are just down the path. ‘Check-out’ will be at 12.00 next day.
The overnight rate for the ringfort is €400. This is a flat rate for up to six people (additional charge per head of €25 for each extra occupant)
We can organise traditional archery and spear throwing sessions. In the evening, we can also arrange a private ‘Hawk Walk’ through the grounds of the Park, in the company of our falconer and one of his magnificent birds. Guest will learn to fly the birds and have them land again on their arms. (*at additional costs)