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Irish National Heritage Park

Irish National Heritage Park Review

A 35-acre, open-air, living-history museum beside the River Slaney, this is one of Ireland's most successful and enjoyable family attractions. In about 90 minutes, a guide takes you through 9,000 years of Irish history—from the first evidence of humans on this island, at around 7000 BC, to the Norman settlements of the mid-12th century. Full-scale replicas of typical dwellings illustrate the changes in beliefs and lifestyles. Highlights include a prehistoric homestead, a crannóg (lake dwelling), an early Christian rath (fortified farmstead), a horizontal water mill, a Viking longhouse, and a Norman castle. There are also examples of pre-Christian burial sites and a stone circle. Most of the exhibits are "inhabited" by students in appropriate historic dress who will answer questions. The riverside site includes several nature trails.

    Contact Information

  • Address: N11, 5 km (3 miles) north of Wexford Town Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford
  • Phone: 053/912–0733
  • Cost: €9
  • Hours: May–Aug., daily 9:30–5; Sept.–Apr., daily 9:30–3:30
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  • Location: Wexford Town
Updated: 04-10-2013

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