Frequently asked questions about the Heritage Park

We’ve put together a list of the frequently asked questions about the Heritage Park to help you plan your visit. If you have any other queries, please use the Contact form to get in touch.

What is there to see?

  • Full scale reconstructions of ancient houses, forts and tombs
  • Reconstructed early Christian monastery, mill, ancient cooking pit, Viking boatyard and boats
  • Animal breeds from ancient times at the Ringfort (seasonal only)
  • Woodland trails, wildlife, plants and flowers
  • Live archaeological dig on Carrig Hill where the first Norman castle in Ireland was built
  • Original defensive ditch built by first Norman invaders to Ireland
  • Round Tower memorial to the Crimean War

How long should I leave for my visit?

We recommend that you allow at least 2 hours for your visit, but you could easily spend a half day here.

Are there any special tours?

Yes. We offer free guided tours that leave at regular intervals from the Visitor Centre. Alternatively, if you wish to explore at your own pace, we can offer you an audio tour to take with you (a small charge applies).

Is there an Audio Visual??

There are two Audio Visuals – one in the Visitor Centre about Ireland’s pre-historic past, and the second at the monastic site about Ireland’s early Christian monasteries.

Are there foreign language facilities?

You can take a self-guided tour of the Park with an audio guide available in English, Spanish, French, Irish, Italian, German and Polish.

What facilities are on site?

There is a licensed restaurant and well-stocked gift shop in our Visitor Centre. Toilets and picnic tables are also available at the Visitor Centre. There are also toilets within the Park itself, near the Water Mill.

How accessible is the Park to the physically impaired?

The Park is wheelchair friendly for the most part. Some trails may not be suitable for wheelchairs, but these are clearly marked. The audio tour has been specially designed with the visually impaired in mind.

Is there wheelchair/mobility scooter rental?

The Irish National Heritage Park has mobility scooters available to hire during your visit. Please note that a small rental fee will apply for use of the scooters.

Are there any special events organised in the Park?

Throughout the year, we have an extensive calendar of events. You can check out upcoming events here.

Are dogs allowed in the Park?

Dogs are not allowed due to the natural wildlife that inhabits the Park. Guide Dogs and other Assistance Dogs are allowed.

Is there a local bus service to the Park?

Wexford Bus operates The Bridge Loop daily from Wexford Town, which stops at the Irish National Heritage Park. Buses leave hourly from Redmond Square. For full timetable and route details please visit www.wexfordbus.com.

What activities are there for kids?

The Park contains one activity scramble and two adventure playgrounds. Kids can also take part in the ‘Trials of Tuan’ during their visit, with a number of activities for them spread throughout the Park like panning for gold and rock carving.

Do you have changing places facilities?

Yes, we do have changing places facilities. In fact we are the only location in Ireland outside of Dublin and Cork to do so.