Things to DO
Things to Do
Ireland’s Ancient East is brimming with family fun and adventure. Explore the spooky dungeons of Wicklow Gaol. Zipline though the trees in Meath.
Irish National Heritage Park, Wexford
Five thousand years of Irish history is captured at the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig. Sixteen separate sites are dotted throughout 35 acres of woodland and wetland. Try a sleepover in a replica 1,500-year-old ring fort.
Wicklow Gaol, Wicklow
Wicklow Gaol operated between 1702 and 1922 playing an important role in our history. Today tour guides recreate its historic haunted past.
Carlingford Adventure Centre, Louth
The pretty medieval town of Carlingford attracts day trippers and thrill seekers. The activities at Carlingford Adventure Centre include zorbing, rock climbing and abseiling.
Cavan Burren Park
Discover striking landscapes, Neolithic tombs and Hut sites. Ancient rock art, sits alongside 19th century ruins. Some of the fossils date back 350 million years. Cavan Burren Park is a great spot for family fun in the great outdoors.
Birr Castle, Offaly
The famous Leviathan telescope attracts amateur astronomers. Birr Castle has the country’s largest treehouse and children have plenty to do. There is an abundance of sand pits and climbing frames.
Irish National Stud, Kildare
The Irish National Stud is one of the world’s leading thoroughbred breeding centres. Take a tour to see these magnificent animals up close. Visit the beautiful Japanese Garden a horticultural wonder designed by one of Japan’s great gardeners.
Hook Head Lighthouse, Wexford
Hook Head is the oldest operating lighthouse in the world. This magnificent beacon has guided ships to Waterford Harbour for almost 800 years.
The Dunbrody Famine Ship is part of the Irish Emigrant Experience. It features costumed characters recreating the famine.
Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience, Kilkenny
The Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience is an introduction to the ancient game. It demonstrates the finer points of blocking and free taking. Castlecomer Discovery Park nearby attractions include woodland trails and a zipline.
Shandon Bells, Cork City
Saint Annes church is located in Shandon in Cork city. You can see the inner workings of its famous clock or ring its bells. The English Market in Cork has wonderful array of food or take a trip to see Ballycotton Lighthouse.
Loughcrew Adventure Centre, Meath
Loughcrew Adventure Centre has the longest zipline in Ireland. It’s just one of the attractions at Oldcastle. Visitors can enjoy tree climbing, archery and test their skill and endurance on witches ropes.