The Southeast Sights

Irish National Heritage Park

  • N11
  • Ferrycarrig

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

N11, 5 km (3 miles) north of Wexford Town, Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Phone:

053-912–0733

Website: www.inhp.com

Sight Details:

  • €9
  • May–Aug., daily 9:30–5; Sept.–Apr., daily 9:30–3

Published 08/11/2015

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