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Museums

Craggaunowen

Craggaunowen

West Ireland | County Clare

Craggaunowen is an open air museum located in forest park, 6 km east from Quin (Co Clare), just off road R469 (20 km northwest from Limerick City). This living past experience project was established in 1960's by John Hunt, important historian, antiquarian, and collector (his collections are on display in Hunt Museum in Limerick). The reconstructions, inclu...   more info and photos

Molly Gallivan's Cottage

Molly Gallivan's Cottage

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

The Molly Gallivan's Cottage and Traditional Farm is small open air museum located in Releigh near Bonane, on Beara Peninsula (Co Kerry), just off the road N71, in the middle way between Kenmare and Glengarriff. The cottage and farm depicts the everyday life in rural Ireland over 200 years ago, before the times of elecrticity and modern conveniences. Molly w...   more info and photos

Kilgarvan Motor Museum

Kilgarvan Motor Museum

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Kilgarvan Motor Museum is located just 5min drive to the south from Kilgarvan Town in County Kerry. The museum is run by Mitchells family (John, his wife Joan and two sons) who are collecting and restoring old cars since 1970's. There is huge collection of classic cars, beginning from the very old ones as 1926 Ford model T, throughout very unusual like 195...   more info and photos

Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Southwest Ireland | County Cork

Allihies Copper Mine Museum is situated in the last village, at the end of Beara Peninsula, in west County Cork. The beautiful scenery surrounding the village of Allihies is dominated by the Mountain Mine and the Man Engine House reminding the mining past of this place. The museum is housed in former Methodist church built in 1845 for the Cornish miners, wor...   more info and photos

Irish National Heritage Park

Irish National Heritage Park

Southeast Ireland | County Wexford

The Irish National Heritage Park is an open air museum located on the picturesque banks of the River Slaney on the outskirts of Wexford (just off N11). The park, situated on 35 acres of natural woodlands and wetlands takes you on the journey through the Ireland's ancient past, which starts 9000 years ago when first people (hunters-gatherers) appeard in Irela...   more info and photos

Muckross Traditional Farms

Muckross Traditional Farms

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Muckross Traditional Farms are open air museum situated in the heart of Killarney National Park on the grounds of famous Muckross House and Gardens. There are examples of three working farms of different sizes: Kissane's small farm, Foley's midium size farm and Quille's large farm. In addition to the farms, you will also find there O'Connors labourer's cotta...   more info and photos

Hunt Museum

Hunt Museum

West Ireland | County Limerick

The Hunt Museum has one of Ireland's greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th century. It's housed in 18th century, the Palladian style Custom House situated in Limerick's city center. The collection was gathered by John Hunt (a historian, antiquarian, and collector) and his wife Gertrude. Each piece of the c...   more info and photos

Kerry Bog Village

Kerry Bog Village

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Kerry Bog Village is an open air museum which gives people an insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is located on popular Ring of Kerry between Killorglin and Glenbeigh (road N70), just beside the Red Fox Inn. The replicas of the dwellings are very carefully prepared with strong attention to details and equipp...   more info and photos

Oceans Alive Visitor Centre

Oceans Alive Visitor Centre

West Ireland | County Galway

The Oceans Alive Visitor Centre is located on the Wild Atlantic Way in Derryinver (about 3,5 km north of Letterfrack towards Renvyle), in Connemara, County Galway. The exhibition contains artifacts and comprehensive information about the offshore wildlife and impact of the ocean on Connemara region. There are also many very interesting exhibits associated wi...   more info and photos

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse

East Ireland | County Dublin

The Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate, without a doubt is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Dublin and is situated just in city center. The brewery established in 1759 by Arthur Guinness became one of the most known and successful beer brands worldwide. The self-guided tour of the seven storey Guinness Storehouse brings closer the history of th...   more info and photos

Dublinia

Dublinia

East Ireland | County Dublin

Dublinia is an excellent place to learn and discover history of medieval Dublin. This living history museum is housed in neo-Gothic building of former Synod Hall attached to the oldest cathedral in Dublin - Christ Church Cathedral. There are three exhibitions, each on one floor. Ground floor is dedicated to the founders of Dublin City, the Vikings. Expositio...   more info and photos

Waterford Medieval Museum

Waterford Medieval Museum

Southeast Ireland | County Waterford

Waterford's Medieval Museum, situated in oldest part of the city, called Viking Triangle, presents interesting and colorful history of the first city in Ireland. The museum's building contains two medieval structures within its walls, 13th century Chorister's Hall and 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault. The modern and interactive exhibitions covers the Waterfor...   more info and photos

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

East Ireland | County Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol, located in Dublin City is one of the largest unoccupied prisons in Europe and it is strongly associated with the Irish history, especially with Ireland's painful path to independence from the British invader. Gaol designed by John Traile was completed in 1796 and replaced the old Dublin County Jail. At that time the main building comprised o...   more info and photos

Cobh Heritage Centre

Cobh Heritage Centre

Southwest Ireland | County Cork

Cobh Heritage Centre is located in restored Victorian Railway Station and presents rich and very interesting history of small fishing village which became important and internationally recognized port. Thanks to perfect natural dispositions, harbour became significant refuelling and assembly point for naval and commercial ships, in the times of Napoleonic Wa...   more info and photos

Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol

Southwest Ireland | County Cork

Cork City Gaol located on Sunday's Well is one of most interesting tourist attractions in the city. It was established in 1824 to replace overcrowded old prison at the Northgate Bridge. The building was designed by William Robertson of Kilkenny and built by the Deane family. One of Ireland's greatest sculptors, John Hogan worked there as a drafter. At the be...   more info and photos

Reginalds Tower

Reginalds Tower

Southeast Ireland | County Waterford

Reginald's Tower is oldest and most characteristic building of Waterford. It was built in 1003 by Reginald (or Ragnall), the viking leader of Waterford. Initially it was a wooden building being a part of the defensive wall of the area known as the Viking Triangle. In 12th century, when Anglo Normans took control over the city, tower was re-built, wood was re...   more info and photos

The Kennedy Homestead

The Kennedy Homestead

Southeast Ireland | County Wexford

The Kennedy Homestead is a birthplace of Patrick Kennedy, the grandfather of the president of USA, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Farmstead is located in Dunganstown, 8 km south from New Ross, County Wexford and now is a home of small museum dedicated to Kennedy family. The story starts during Great Famine in 1848, when Patrick Kennedy left Ireland on Dunbrody Fam...   more info and photos

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Southeast Ireland | County Wexford

Dunbrody Famine Ship is replica of 19th century cargo vessel located in the center of New Ross in County Wexford. This kind of ships, (also known as "Coffin Ships") were used to transport people to North America and Australia during Great Famine times. The original Dunbrody was built in 1845, in Quebec (Canada), by an Irish emigrant shipbuilder, Thomas Ha...   more info and photos

Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Foynes Flying Boat Museum

West Ireland | County Limerick

Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum is located on southern bank of the Shannon River estuary, in important harbour village of Foynes, in County Limerick. Museum brings to the times when Foynes become the centre of the aviation world between 1939 and 1945 (in this period, many famous politicians, businessmen and movie stars passed through Foynes). On 9 ...   more info and photos

Irish Agricultural Museum

Irish Agricultural Museum

Southeast Ireland | County Wexford

Irish Agricultural Museum is situated in old farm buildings of Johnstown Castle, in County Wexford. Its one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of rural life and farming in Ireland. The wide range of artefacts includes impressive collection of rural transport and farm machinery as also tools related with gardening and landscaping. You can see complete w...   more info and photos

Celtic and Prehistoric Museum

Celtic and Prehistoric Museum

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

The Celtic and Prehistoric Museum is located beside the road R559, in Klvicadowing near Ventry (west of Dingle Town) on the Dingle Peninsula. This small, well furnished museum offers a large collection of artefacts from all over Europe, dating from 500 million years ago until the middle ages. The biggest attraction is undoubtedly the large complete Wooly Mam...   more info and photos

Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium

Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium

Northwest Ireland | County Donegal

Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium is located in Greencastle Town in western part of Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal. The museum is placed in the old coastguard station in Greencastle harbour on the shores of the Lough Foyle. The exhibition with its artifacts refer to the deep maritime tradition of Inishowen peninsula. You will find there a lot ...   more info and photos

Fort Dunree

Fort Dunree

Northwest Ireland | County Donegal

Fort Dunree (Irish: An Dún Fhraoigh, what means "Fort of the Heather") is located on rocky promontory on the shores of Lough Swilly, on the west side of the Inishowen peninsula about 12 km north from town of Buncrana in County Donegal. It was erected by British Royal Navy in 1798 to guard against the possible invasion of a French fleet. In 1895 the fort wa...   more info and photos

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

West Ireland | County Mayo

National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is located in Turlough near Castlebar in County Mayo. The modern building situated at the lake on grounds of Turlough Park House is integrated into the unique landscape of surrounding gardens and park. The museum has an impressive collection of items, artefacts and pictures which help to understand the way and the tr...   more info and photos

The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre

The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre is located on Valentia Island in County Kerry, right by the bridge which connects the island with the mainland, opposite the fishing village of Portmagee (just 11 km [7 miles] off the Ring of Kerry, between Cahersiveen and Waterville). The whole exhibition is dedicated to The Skellig Islands, and with its video, graphic...   more info and photos

Duncannon Fort

Duncannon Fort

Southeast Ireland | County Wexford

Duncannon Fort is located in Duncannon Village on Hook Peninsula in southwest part of County Wexford. Was established in 1588 to protect coast from the Spanish Armada and to stop the pirates attacking trade ships floating to Waterford Harbour. The Fort is surrounded by a 9m (30 ft) high dry moat and all the major buildings are located around a parade grou...   more info and photos

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

West Ireland | County Clare

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park are located in village of Bunratty (approx. 15 km from Limerick City in Shannon direction) in County Clare. It's one of the most popular and worth visiting tourist attractions in Ireland. Covering an area of 26 acre park includes a medieval castle - Bunratty Castle, 19th century Georgian residence - Bunratty House, 19th cent...   more info and photos

Slea Head Famine Cottages

Slea Head Famine Cottages

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Slea Head Famine Cottages located on Dingle Peninsula in county Kerry are a memorial reminding the tragedy of Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór) from the mid 19th century. The result of this tragedy was the death of a million people and the emigration of another million, reducing the Irish population by about 25%. The cottages are made up of main farmers co...   more info and photos

National Museum of Ireland – Archeology

National Museum of Ireland – Archeology

East Ireland | County Dublin

National Museum of Ireland – Archeology - contains greatest collections of Irish material heritage and culture. Is home to more than two million archaeological objects and specimens (weaponry, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, glassware, costumes - some artifacts dating from 7000 BC). Museum consists of several permanent exhibitions: “Prehistoric Ireland”, “Ór ...   more info and photos

Wicklows Historic Gaol

Wicklows Historic Gaol

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Wicklows Historic Gaol from 1702, is a place, which is sure to provide you an unforgettable experience. Audio-visual effects make that the history of the prison with its main characters alive again. You'll discover who were the prisoners, the details of their daily life and the rules prevailing in the prison over the times. You can also take a look at ...   more info and photos

The National Maritime Museum of Ireland

The National Maritime Museum of Ireland

East Ireland | County Dublin

The National Maritime Museum of Ireland, is housed in a former Mariners Church. Dating from 1837, this was built to serve the seafaring community of the bustling harbour of Kingstown, known today as Dún Laoghaire - or even "Dublin's Riviera". The museum first opened its doors in 1974, and has since been managed by the Maritime Institute of Ireland which ...   more info and photos