Museums

National Museum of Ireland (Archeology & History)

This is the main museum of the four branches that comprise Ireland's National Museum and the primary repository for archaeological objects dating back as far as the Bronze age. The museum …

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Irish Museum of Country Life

A branch of the National Museum, which concentrates on clothing, tools, toys and other household items giving an insight into day to day living in Ireland's past. There is a year …

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The Ulster Museum

This has always been an excellent museum to visit, especially with children who particularly love the natural history section. It was extensively refurbished in recent years and now has greatly …

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Trinity College & The Book of Kells

Trinity is one of the oldest universities in the world and probably one of the most beautiful, with imposing buildings around huge squares and leafy grounds right in the centre …

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Museum of Natural History

Known as the 'dead zoo' to Dubliners this is an amazing collection of animals, insects and birds in a beautiful and historic museum building. Sadly it is closed at present …

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Ulster American Folk Park

The Ulster American Folk Park tells, in a vivid and entertaining fashion, the parallel stories of emigration from Ireland and the discovery of the American West. Split into two sections, covering …

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The Hunt Museum

This museum is home to a remarkable collection of Irish and European art, ceramics, enamels and other artifacts almost all of which were personally collect by John and Gertrude Hunt. There …

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National Print Museum

This fascinating museum tells the story of book and newspaper printing in Ireland with a collection of printing presses, woodblocks and old printed items. Time it right and you may even …

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Cork Public Museum

A nice local museum, with a wide range of exhibits primarily related to Cork city, its history and in particular some of the famous Cork people who are important to …

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Irish National Heritage Park

The history of early Ireland is brought vividly to life here, through reconstructed buildings and re-enactments of the life and work of Irish people in the distant past. Although there are …

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Cobh Heritage Centre

This fascinating centre tells the often tragic story of Irish emigration in a most vivid way and also commemorates the departure of the Titanic from Cove on its final voyage. Not …

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Birr Castle and Demesne

Once home to the world's largest telescope, Birr Castle has a fascinating collection of scientific and engineering items from Ireland's past. Although the house is still the private home of the …

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