Where Irish history comes to life with fun, educational tours and family activities.

Unique day out among Ireland’s Ancient East attractions.

Journey through history

The Irish National Heritage Park is one of the best Ireland’s Ancient East attractions and a fantastic place for a family day out. There is just so much going on here all year round! We offer an immersive Irish history experience for all the family, with over 40 acres of natural woodland, 16 reconstructions of historic sites, and a live archaeological dig where the first Norman castle was built in Ireland.

Explore at your own pace or with a costumed guide to bring the sights, sounds and stories of the past to life. We have three special themed heritage tours – Pre-Historic Ireland, Early Christian Ireland and the Age of Invasion – with each bringing you on a different journey through Irish history.

Try a fun activity

There are loads of activities for you to try at the Park so please ask at Reception when you arrive. There’s everything from archery, axe throwing and Viking shield-making, to meeting the birds of prey in the Falconry Centre or taking part in one of the many courses in traditional skills that take place at the Park every year. You can even book a Ringfort Stayover for a truly authentic experience of life in a ringfort long ago! For the kids there’s also an activity scramble and two adventure playgrounds.

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Escape and relax in nature

The Park is home to numerous animals and birds, with our Wet Woodland Trail and Hazel Woodland Trail marked with signs that help you to observe the native trees and wildlife that inhabit the Park. The natural habitat and atmosphere of the Park changes with the seasons so it’s always a good reason to come back! In our Visitor Centre you can find out more about the facilities at the Park, talk to a guide, take a break at the Fulacht Fiadh Restaurant, before browsing our gift shop stocked full of local and traditional craft, artwork and souvenirs.

Escape and relax in nature

The Park is home to numerous animals and birds, with our Wet Woodland Trail and Hazel Woodland Trail marked with signs that help you to observe the native trees and wildlife that inhabit the Park. The natural habitat and atmosphere of the Park changes with the seasons so it’s always a good reason to come back! In our Visitor Centre you can find out more about the facilities at the Park, talk to a guide, take a break at the Fulacht Fiadh Restaurant, before browsing our gift shop stocked full of local and traditional craft, artwork and souvenirs.

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