Irish National Heritage Park, County Wexford

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Walk through Irish cultural history at Irish National Heritage Park, an open-air museum depicting the region from prehistoric times to the Normal period. Lifesize recreations of structures and people in traditional costumes represent different historic stages of Ireland's evolution. Explore the 14 hectares (35 acres) of Irish countryside, featuring homes, huts, and full settlements plus other buildings reconstructed in various periods. Take a guided tour of the site, participate in one of the museum's children's programs, and stop in the gift shop and restaurant. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Irish National Heritage Park by using our Wexford trip planning site .
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  • I visited the park on a Sunday in January and joined a guided tour of the park which is included in the 10 Euro entrance fee. Our tour guide was Ben. He is an adorable tour guide giving lots of inform...  more »
  • We arrived at the Irish National Heritage Park with my friend to join the Park tour made by our fantastic tour guide Ben. The setup and the nature was great, also understanding the changes throughout ...  more »
  • We loved the time that we spent here. We were lucky in a way that we were the only people there at the time. It gave us more of a sense of how life might have been for our ancestors. A perfect history...  more »
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  • This is a great place to stop for lunch. The food looks and is delicious. We had the most wonderful Chowder- full of great fish and so creamy and hot with really lovely soda bread and butter. Great value for money. They give you great pot of tea at a very reasonable price. No charge for parking and clean comfortable toilets.
  • Great place to pass a couple of hours. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed watching Terry interacting with the amazing selection of birds in the park.
  • Nice place to visit, but take note: all of the attractions on the tour are replicas of historical sites. Having said that they are masterfully reproduced in full scale. The tour progresses from early settlers through to Viking settlements. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and encouraged questions and participation. Well worth a visit
  • Great place to walk through a nice park and learn about old Irish history. They've done a very good job of recreating about 16 historical sites, Showing how people lived. Good cafe, friendly staff and plenty of free car parking. Recommended.
  • We had fun for a good 3 hours walking around the trails with an audio guide. We weren't just looking at replicas of stone age, bronze age and later structures (although I'd be fine with that) there were lots of little details (lit fires, hidden bones, hanging food items, and incidental carvings). The walking includes some hills which may be tough on creaky bones but there were several toilets and seating areas. You also come round on the restaurant a few times if you need a break (the chowder was great). We also caught a glimpse of several activity spaces for archery, stone carving, blacksmithing, and saw the birds used for falconry. Really recommended!

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