Museums

Rathmullan Gun Battery (The Flight of the Earls Centre), Rathmullan. co.Donegal 1810

Rathmullan is a beautiful seaside village located on the western shore of the spectacular Fanad Peninsula. It's name in Irish (Ráth Maoláin) means 'Maoláin's ringfort'. There are many historical sites in the area including the ruins [...]

Medieval Museum Waterford, Waterford City. co.Waterford 2013

The Medieval Museum of Waterford is now the city's number one visitors attraction. This stunning new museum brings Waterford’s fascinating history to life and is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum and the only building on [...]

The Bishop’s Palace, Waterford City. co.Waterford 1741

The Bishop’s Palace in Waterford City was built in 1741 and designed by the famous architect Richard Castle. This was the site of an earlier medieval palace and became the home of the Church of [...]

Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen. co. Fermanagh c.15th century

The original castle built at this strategic location on lough Erne was built in the late 1400's by Hugh 'The Hospitable' Maguire. Over the years it has been fought over, captured and retaken by the O’Donnells, [...]

Howth Martello Tower, Howth. north co.Dublin – 1805

The Martello Tower in Howth is strategically located overlooking Howth Harbour and out beyond the bay to Ireland's Eye. The fear of an invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte reached panic proportions at the end of the [...]

Collins Barracks, Arbour Hill. Dublin City – 1702

The location for Collins Barracks was originally earmarked for a mansion for the Duke of Ormond. It was built in 1702 in a Neoclassical style to the designs of Thomas Burgh and is the oldest [...]

The Irish Museum of Country Life, Castlebar. co.Mayo – 2001

Newbridge House, Donabate. co.Dublin – 1736

Newbridge House is a beautiful perfect example of an early Georgian mansion. It was built in 1736 for the Archbishop Charles Cobb and designed by the famous Irish architect George Semple (1700-1782) and the Scottish [...]

Reginald’s Tower, The Quay. Waterford City – built 1171

The Viking name for Waterford was 'Vadrefjord' which translates to mean 'the inlet where the wethers or castrated sheep are loaded onto boats'! One thousand years ago this was Ireland's second city after Dublin. Reginald's [...]

The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham. co.Dublin – 1786

The Pearse Museum which was formerly an Irish speaking school named 'St. Enda's' is an 18th century house situated in scenic parkland near Rathfarnham in south Dublin. It is dedicated to the memory of the [...]

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin City – 1684

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham is the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. It has stunning formal gardens over looking the River Liffey and Phoenix Park. It was built in 1684 by Sir William Robinson as a [...]

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