HPD-20 Heritage Park Digital

Join Jack our Virtual Tour Guide to learn about Ireland through the ages:

At the Irish National Heritage Park we tell the story of Ireland’s history from the arrival of the first humans on this Island 10,000 years ago right up to the Norman invasion in 1169. In 2020 we are living through the latest chapter in this colourful history, the Covid 19 pandemic. Restrictions are in place all over Ireland and people have been asked to stay at home. KABOOM! That’s where HPD-20 Heritage Park Digital comes in. We are bringing the Park to the People. Our virtual tour guide Jack will bring you through Ireland’s rich history, from Prehistoric Ireland to Early Christian Ireland and the introduction of metals right up to the Age of Invasion, when the Vikings and Norman’s stormed our shores! 

Mesolithic Ireland

Jack introduces the first people to hunt and gather on our shores 10,000 years ago, did they really hunt apples with bow and arrows?!

Mesolithic Ireland

Jack introduces the first people to hunt and gather on our shores 10,000 years ago, did they really hunt apples with bow and arrows?!

Neolithic Ireland

Jack has moved on 4,000 years and discovers how farming has made his life easier, though he still puts cow poo on his walls!

Neolithic Ireland

Jack has moved on 4,000 years and discovers how farming has made his life easier, though he still puts cow poo on his walls!

Megalithic Tombs

Virtual Tour Guide Jack explains how to build portal dolmens in this video, where he uses a unique method of measurement- badgers!

Megalithic Tombs

Virtual Tour Guide Jack explains how to build portal dolmens in this video, where he uses a unique method of measurement- badgers!

Bronze Age Ireland

Virtual guide Jack discovers bronze 4,000 years ago in County Kerry and Waterford where remnants of this valuable material still mark the landscape.

Bronze Age Ireland

Virtual guide Jack discovers bronze 4,000 years ago in County Kerry and Waterford where remnants of this valuable material still mark the landscape.

Iron Age Ireland

Jack learns how to read Ogham, our first written language but he also discovers why the Romans feared the Celts in battle, and it’s not what you think……….

Iron Age Ireland

Jack learns how to read Ogham, our first written language but he also discovers why the Romans feared the Celts in battle, and it’s not what you think……….

Ireland’s Brehon Laws

Our virtual tour guide Jack continues his travels through Irish History taking in Ringforts and the crazy Brehon Laws.

Ireland’s Brehon Laws

Our virtual tour guide Jack continues his travels through Irish History taking in Ringforts and the crazy Brehon Laws.

Early Christian Ireland

Brother Desmond introduces us to his Monastery in 5th Century Ireland. He loves being a monk although seems to have some bullying issues with brother Declan.

Early Christian Ireland

Brother Desmond introduces us to his Monastery in 5th Century Ireland. He loves being a monk although seems to have some bullying issues with brother Declan.

The Vikings

The Vikings were some craic! Episode 8 brings our virtual tour guide face to face with the fierce Vikings.

The Vikings

The Vikings were some craic! Episode 8 brings our virtual tour guide face to face with the fierce Vikings.

The Norman Invasion

In our final episode of this series our Virtual Tour Guide tries to figure out the Norman Invasion of Ireland.

The Norman Invasion

In our final episode of this series our Virtual Tour Guide tries to figure out the Norman Invasion of Ireland.