Heritage/Visitor Centre   

Ireland is awash with fascinating Heritage and Visitor Centres, many on your doorstep and others only a short drive away. Below we've included some of the most popular ones. Click on a Heritage/Visitor Centre venue below to get more information.

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Sligo
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
 

The largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the countrys oldest. Over 60 tombs have been located by archaeologists, the oldest pre-date Newgrange by some 700 years. A restored cottage houses a small exhibition relating to the site. Restricted access in centre for

Lough Key Forest and Activity Park

Rockingham, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Lough Key Forest  and Activity Park
 

Offering fun for all the family including outdoor play area, puzzle rooms and tours of the tunnels to the top viewing tower - a great day out for all ages. The Adventure Play Kingdom- A purpose built outdoor childrens play area, fully enclosed with impact absorbing floor coverings under a

AquaZone @ The National Aquatic Centre

Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown (Beside Blanchardstown Shopping Centre) Dublin 15
AquaZone @ The National Aquatic Centre
 

AquaZone at The National Aquatic Centre, Dublin, is one of the biggest and most exciting attractions for families, groups and individuals in Ireland. Since 2003 the centre has seen over 8 million people through its doors. In 2015 over 990,000 people enjoyed hours of fun in Europes largest

Belvedere House Gardens and Park

Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Belvedere House Gardens and Park
 

This magnificent 160 acre Lakeside Estate boasts a fully restored Georgian Villa, built in 1740 by the famous Architect Richard Castles for Robert Rochfort, later Lord Belvedere “The Wicked Earl”. The Belvedere House, Gardens Park estate has a fascinating Victorian Walled Gard

Chocolate Garden of Ireland

Rath, Tullow, Co. Carlow, R93PY82
Chocolate Garden of Ireland
 

Heaven for lovers of chocolate and ice cream everywhere. The Chocolate Garden of Ireland offers Chocolate Making daily, scheduled Chocolate Workshops, Afternoon Tea, Birthday and Hen Parties, and boasts Irelands best hot chocolate in their Café; they also have an ice cream parlour

Old Cork Waterworks Experience

Lee Road, Cork
Old Cork Waterworks Experience
 

Arriving at the Old Cork Waterworks on the banks of the River Lee, you find handsome red sandstone and limestone buildings and a towering chimney: monuments to that same Victorian civic pride that left architectural legacies across Cork City. Inside, exploring interactive exhibits and tou

Aillwee Cave

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Aillwee Cave
 

Aillwee Cave and its Birds of Prey Centre is a very special place in the heart of the Burren. Let their staff welcome you to the dramatic underworld of this unique landscape. Located in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, tours consists of a 35 minute guided walk through beautiful caverns, under wei

National Reptile Zoo

The Demense, Gowran, Kilkenny
National Reptile Zoo
 

Ever wondered what a snake really feels like? Or how much an alligator eats? With over 120 animals and 50 different species on display, The National Reptile Zoo is Irelands only dedicated reptile zoo. Licensed by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Opened on

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