Rock of Cashel, Tipperary
Some people believe that The Rock of Cashel, is just a rock – a common misconception. It’s actually a stunning medieval fortress dating back to the 4th century.
It was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster for hundreds of years until the Norman invasion. The structure includes four edifices, including the round tower, cathedral, Connac’s Chapel and the Hall of the Vicars Choral.
Ulster American Folk Park, Tyrone
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When you visit the Ulster American Folk Park, embark on a journey back in time from the Old World of Ulster to the New World on the American frontier.
Wander the well-trodden pathways of rural Ulster, complete with a bustling street and welcoming farmhouses. Board a full-scale emigrant ship and experience the cramped quarters where hundreds of people lived during their twelve-week Atlantic crossing. Emerge in the New World and marvel at the ingenious solutions these resourceful newcomers created on the frontier.
Experience demonstrations of traditional crafts daily, from forge work to wool spinning, turf cutting to willow weaving, woodcraft to patchwork quilting. Take a stroll through the herb garden to learn about herbal remedies from years gone by.
Ceide Fields, Mayo
A Neolithic landscape dating back to 5000 B.C which are the oldest known field systems in the world. Take a step back in time and explore the “fields of the flat-topped hill”.
It’s a unique experience about 7 kilometres northwest of Ballycastle with a vast prehistoric landscape, dramatic cliffs and coastline.
Round Tower Clondalkin, Dublin
The Round Tower Clondalkin is one of only four remaining round towers in County Dublin. The Visitor Centre museum brings the story of The Round Tower Clondalkin and the surrounding area to life through an exciting interactive experience. The fun and educational exhibition can be enjoyed through eight distinctive themed spaces in the refurbished 19th century Mill Cottages.
Suitable for all ages, the Round Tower Clondalkin experience incorporates public gardens, and an exhibition and gallery space.
The Little Museum of Dublin
The Little Museum of Dublin, conveniently located on St. Stephen’s Green, is truly a little gem, telling the story of the capital over the last 100 years from the visit of Queen Victoria to modern day.
Over 5,000 items are displayed over 3 floors. Entry to the museum is by guided tour only, so book online to be sure of entry. There are worksheets available for children of all ages, and interactive artefacts that they will enjoy.