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Heritage Centres 65

Heritage and historical sites that welcome school tours to their caves, bogs, libraries, cottages & castles, which are located in Ireland. Listed randomly.

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Dunmore Cave Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UNO9Kj6bnU

Feb 2019 439 views 1:44
Dunmore Cave
Kilkenny

History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique situation. Consisting of a series of chambers formed over...

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Dunbrody Famine Ship Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guroqYSy6IQ

Dec 2012 9.5K views 3:14
Dunbrody Famine Ship
Wexford

The Dunbrody Famine Ship is a school-friendly program. As such, they are dedicated to providing the very best school experience. They...

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Céide Fields Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLgWx8Ao6r0

Apr 2018 2.1K views 3:43
Céide Fields
Mayo

The remarkable neolithic site at Ceide Fields in County Mayo, Ireland, contains the oldest known stone-walled fields in the world –...

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Crumlin Road Gaol Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/PXh9QicXsq8

Aug 2017 14.9K views 1:30
Crumlin Road Gaol
Antrim

Since opening as a tourist attraction in 2012, Crumlin Road Gaol has become one of the leading tourist attractions in Belfast, as such...

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Skerries Mills Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/-Uz1DBIp1U0

Sep 2016 1K views 3:26
Skerries Mills
Dublin

Guided school tours are available daily and last approximately 50 minutes. During your tour you will be accompanied by a guide who will...

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Doolin Cave Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZC2LJDAol4

Dec 2013 2.1K views 3:09
Doolin Cave
Clare

Doolin Cave is one of the best-kept secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way. School tours and groups are welcome to Doolin Cave. The Cave tour...

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Connemara Heritage Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn-pvHV0fg4

Sep 2018 555 views 38:07
Connemara Heritage
Galway

The Connemara Heritage Centre is based around the restored pre-famine cottage of Dan O' Hara who was forced to emigrate in the 1840s...

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Belfast Castle Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izfYckbUiKE

Feb 2017 2.5K views 3:07
Belfast Castle
Antrim

Belfast Castle is a magnificent sandstone building offering a wealth of history and grandeur for a range of functions. Its sense of...

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Gray's Printing Press Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/GlT27SjJ8v4

Oct 2007 268 views 0:28
Gray’s Printing Press
Tyrone

Take a step back in time and discover a treasure trove of ink, galleys, and presses hidden behind an 18th-century shopfront in the...

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Corlea Trackway Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiX2f1ORIHk

Mar 2018 264 views 1:17
Corlea Trackway
Longford

The Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre interprets an Iron Age bog road that was built in the year 148 B.C. across the boglands of Longford,...

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House of Waterford Crystal Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/UCu8ZotwJwo

Jun 2012 17.8K views 3:55
House of Waterford Crystal
Waterford

The story of Waterford Crystal dates back over 200 years, while inspirations for designs reach back even further: to castles, Vikings...

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Rathcroghan Visitor Centre Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw86y0DBghg

Nov 2017 125 views 4:03
Rathcroghan Visitor Centre
Roscommon

The Rathcroghan experience comprises of a visit to our award-winning interpretive rooms, where visitors explore the rich archaeological...

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Navan Centre and Fort Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/wjZp8bJrRXE

May 2017 618 views 8:01
Navan Centre and Fort
Armagh

Navan Centre & Fort is a place where myth and reality meet. It is one of Ireland’s most famous and important archaeological sites,...

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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDfs7uO_dhE

Jun 2017 30.4K views 20:19
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Sligo

This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, with monuments ranging from five...

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Lifford Courthouse Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/S87nKvd0qEA

Jun 2018 200 views 0:53
Lifford Courthouse
Donegal

Lifford Courthouse live tours take the form of a one-man show in which your class will be arrested and marched down to the cells where...

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Donegal Railway Heritage Centre Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxR65OXHPTo

May 2018 137 views 2:45
Donegal Railway Heritage Centre
Donegal

The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre was established in 1995 by the County Donegal Railway Restoration Limited. It's situated in the old...

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Martry Mill Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byTznaJbs2g

Apr 2015 176 views 0:25
Martry Mill
Meath

Are you a teacher trying to find something different for a school tour? Something interesting that isn’t the zoo or one of the...

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Lissan House Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/cstCJCAJR6I

Feb 2013 1.8K views 4:46
Lissan House
Tyrone

Lissan is an enchanting country house set at the heart of a 267-acre estate. The story of Lissan House and those who resided here is...

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Welig Heritage Crafts Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/6TXk1gBzel8

Apr 2016 57 views 2:18
Welig Heritage Crafts
Down

They can provide tailor-made workshops to suit various ages, abilities, and class sizes and to be complementary to the curriculum....

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Palace Demesne Public Park Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/s3RZgKtmHv4

Aug 2017 32 views 0:35
Palace Demesne Public Park
Armagh

Situated within walking distance of the City Centre, for over two hundred years, the undulating parkland of the Palace Demesne has been...

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Brú na Bóinne [Newgrange & Knowth] Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/IHCNLPTm6kA

Sep 2013 11.5K views 2:46
Brú na Bóinne [Newgrange & Knowth]
Meath

The Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Palace of the Boyne) is the starting point for all visits to the monuments of the UNESCO World...

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Scattery Island Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhsOetSpxGk

Jul 2018 418 views 1:57
Scattery Island
Clare

If you’re planning a group tour, school tour, or private party, Scattery Island could be a great option. Scattery Island Tours is a...

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Arigna Mining Experience Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9z6d7XljZY

May 2017 2K views 6:12
Arigna Mining Experience
Roscommon

Arigna Mining Experience is an accredited SFI – Discovery Centre offering accredited workshops and outreach programs for primary...

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Sligo Folk Park Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlJXPEOcLY8

Jun 2012 147 views 7:34
Sligo Folk Park
Sligo

Sligo Folk Park is located in the beautiful village of Riverstown, County Sligo. This community-based attraction provides a true...

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Crag Cave Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_U1u8axQog

Apr 2018 312 views 5:42
Crag Cave
Kerry

Crag Cave is an ancient fossil cave system, older than mankind itself, within which can be seen the natural forces that created the...

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The School of Irish Archaeology Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zys3TYUMz54

Oct 2019 14 views 1:05
The School of Irish Archaeology
Dublin

The School of Irish Archaeology focuses on educating our younger generations in primary and secondary schools. The aim of the school is...

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Roscrea Heritage Centre Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSlBCMnWKNI

Aug 2012 972 views 0:58
Roscrea Heritage Centre
Tipperary

The stone castle consists of a gate tower, curtain walls and two corner towers dating from the 1280s. The castle rooms are furnished...

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Andrew Jackson Cottage Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/zBjFuYYTBA8

Jul 2019 256 views 13:16
Andrew Jackson Cottage
Antrim

This cottage is one of about twelve cottages built in this style when there was an influx of lowland Scots people into S.E. Antrim....

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Newmills Corn and Flax Mills Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pma2ecKZfA

Mar 2018 1K views 7:26
Newmills Corn and Flax Mills
Donegal

The oldest surviving building here is said to be 400 years old. Indeed, the whole complex is an interesting reminder of a stage in the...

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Coca-Cola HBC Visitor Experience Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/0ycoSuEVOFQ

Nov 2019 413 views 1:32
Coca-Cola HBC Visitor Experience
Antrim

Discover the production, history, and marketing of some of the world’s best-loved soft drinks at our award-winning facility in...

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Bellaghy Bawn Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-mklk0EERk

Oct 2010 1K views 8:01
Bellaghy Bawn
Derry

Bellaghy Bawn is a fortified house and bawn (the defensive wall surrounding an Irish tower house, and one of the more famous of the...

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The Blasket Centre Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/jXi2825IHQQ

Jan 2012 153.7K views 23:23
The Blasket Centre
Kerry

The Blasket Centre tells the story of island life, subsistence fishing, and farming, traditional life including modes of work and...

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Michael Cusack Centre Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dck-Ynz46Q

Mar 2010 620 views 1:39
Michael Cusack Centre
Clare

The Michael Cusack centre is an ideal destination for school tours as it combines a modern holographic multimedia exhibit with the very...

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North Mayo Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/esHlLsxVMEM

Sep 2018 163 views 3:57
North Mayo
Mayo

The Mayo history museum at the North Mayo Heritage and Genealogical Centre contains original domestic and farming artifacts from County...

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Famine Warhouse Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnLAQAxfGNw

Jan 2010 3K views 3:42
Famine Warhouse
Tipperary

During the Great Famine, the Warhouse was the scene of the 1848 Rebellion. The house exhibits the history of the Famine and mass...

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Heritage in Schools Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPkyS6ACTik

Oct 2018 537 views 1:38
Heritage in Schools
Kilkenny

The Heritage in Schools scheme makes available to primary schools a panel of 165 heritage specialists who will, at the request of a...

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The Argory Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/kMv0gNXKEhQ

Sep 2019 100 views 0:56
The Argory
Armagh

Built-in the 1820s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate. The former...

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Lullymore Heritage Park Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYfXGsj8NVU

Jun 2016 3.2K views 4:54
Lullymore Heritage Park
Kildare

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is set on 60 scenic acres of woodland/peatland in the heart of Irelands' largest bog – The...

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Saint Patrick Centre Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/D16kE7B-nKQ

Mar 2016 194 views 2:24
Saint Patrick Centre
Down

The Saint Patrick Centre is the only permanent exhibition in the world about Ireland’s Patron Saint. Located beside Saint Patrick’s...

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Waterford & Suir Valley Railway Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMgMJkjff0g

Oct 2017 1.2K views 4:24
Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
Waterford

The trip is fun and educational as your class learn about the history of the area, passing sights such as the ruins of Kilmeaden...

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Downpatrick & County Down Railway Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/SsrMyzXCmA8

Apr 2018 3.1K views 5:03
Downpatrick & County Down Railway
Down

Our railway is a popular place for arranged visits, from small groups to large scale train hire, and even hiring of the complete...

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Ardnacrusha Power Station Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IprKa-hRsKI

Jun 2017 9K views 2:06
Ardnacrusha Power Station
Clare

ESB is once again opening the gates of the historic Ardnacrusha Power Station to schools and the general public for a unique visitor...

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Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aUQT1qCqbs

Sep 2015 2.9K views 1:41
Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre
Meath

The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House, which is on the battle site....

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Glengowla Mines Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3RyxSKZ7b0

Nov 2016 513 views 11:42
Glengowla Mines
Galway

Glengowla Silver and Lead Mines are a remarkable and impressive example of how part of our valuable industrial heritage has been...

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Irish FA Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/6zJue67jQz8

Feb 2017 267 views 0:39
Irish FA
Antrim

Here, visitors will relive the atmosphere of match day, gain insights into the drama on and off the pitch, and feel the rush of...

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Blennerville Windmill Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/TNkeQqEU8mY

Jun 2016 179 views 0:27
Blennerville Windmill
Kerry

Learn all about the famine & understand how locals were forced to emigrate on board the famous Jeannie Johnston through the...

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Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po7Nsg45Yvs

https://vimeo.com/289674770

Nov 2016 544 views 1:31
Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh
Galway

The new visitor centre in Ros Muc in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht that tells the story of Patrick Pearse, and brings visitors...

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Charles Fort Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfX6kHiee5Q

Mar 2015 6.7K views 1:57
Charles Fort
Cork

Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th-century star-shaped fort. William Robinson, the architect of the Royal Hospital in...

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Model Railway Village Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TVMYIb0qUU

Sep 2017 1.2K views 6:47
Model Railway Village
Cork

At the Model Village in Clonakilty, they welcome tours of all ages, but their favorites by far are primary school tours. Nothing beats...

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Annalong Cornmill Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/S-PA0X5wTq0

Apr 2019 30 views 2:47
Annalong Cornmill
Down

For over 100 years the mill was operated by just 3 families. The original owners, the Atkinsons, were followed by Robert McCormick and...

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Ferrycarrig Heritage Park Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/H8xj1PaJiTI

Jun 2019 790 views 1:10
Ferrycarrig Heritage Park
Wexford

Experience the stories of our ancestors as we guide you through our epic past. Discover our Pre-Historic settlers, the technology of...

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Mitchelstown Cave Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgYyRSphAp0

Jul 2018 652 views 5:49
Mitchelstown Cave
Tipperary

Visitors enter the cave through the original entrance that Michael Condon discovered and descend four flights of steps, from that point...

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Seán Mac Diarmada’s Cottage Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz5W51s2a20

Apr 2016 11.7K views 3:46
Seán Mac Diarmada’s Cottage
Leitrim

The Centre is located in the former courthouse building and has been developed with Peace III funding administered by Leitrim County...

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Nenagh Heritage Centre Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/FEecXql81Ec

May 2011 130 views 1:06
Nenagh Heritage Centre
Tipperary

The Nenagh Heritage Centre is located in two stone Georgian buildings, built-in 1840-1842 as the Governor's House and Gatehouse of an...

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Aillwee Cave Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G7G39LEWPk

Apr 2018 64 views 5:25
Aillwee Cave
Clare

Aillwee Cave is located in the heart of the Burren in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare. Their expert guides introduce their young visitors to...

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Dún na Sí Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/7a46SsD6-jI

Dec 2015 4.8K views 1:37
Dún na Sí
Westmeath

Take a trip back in time on their Heritage Trail and meet some legends along the way, or explore wild nature in their Parkland,...

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Lough Gur Heritage Centre Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgY8yZ39UnM

Oct 2014 2.3K views 4:01
Lough Gur Heritage Centre
Limerick

People come to Lough Gur for its beauty and tranquillity but many more want to find out more about this magical place. In response to...

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Cobh Heritage Centre - The Queenstown Story Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRP41FtwAqk

Nov 2016 5.5K views 2:22
Cobh Heritage Centre – The Queenstown Story
Cork

At the Cobh Heritage Centre, The Queenstown Story, your class will learn about the massive Irish emigration that took place from the...

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Irish Family History Centre Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zwkCPGhK8w

Nov 2016 2.1K views 1:30
Irish Family History Centre
Dublin

The Irish Family History Centre offers the GENEius Pathways program, which is an interdisciplinary, cross-curricular module run as part...

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Lismore Heritage Centre Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/ub6jVQG-96c

Sep 2016 6.4K views 3:27
Lismore Heritage Centre
Waterford

Lismore Heritage Centre offers to your class a complete set of activities that includes a full-day tour, where students get to know the...

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Arbour Hill Cemetery Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/8VokR05NWVU

Jan 2016 1K views 2:09
Arbour Hill Cemetery
Dublin

The military cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of 14 of the executed leaders of the insurrection of 1916. Among those...

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Bagenal's Castle Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/zKIbWWd1x84

Feb 2017 132 views 2:43
Bagenal’s Castle
Down

The building is of significant historical interest as original plans and elevations of the building still survive in the National...

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Hill of the O'Neill and Ranfurly House Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/IXUIfDPW52Y

Aug 2014 1.7K views 2:44
Hill of the O’Neill and Ranfurly House
Tyrone

At Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre, we are aware that we are the current custodians of the unique heritage...

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The Burren Centre Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/uvJuplx8B0M

Nov 2012 1K views 1:01
The Burren Centre
Clare

Ireland’s first Interpretative Centre rebuilt on the site of the old school and situated beside the ancient Kilfenora Cathedral. They...

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Athenry Heritage Centre Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkBq2Rvg16M

Dec 2010 1.6K views 3:00
Athenry Heritage Centre
Galway

A school tour of the Athenry Heritage Centre provides all the elements for an educational and fun day out. Students can learn about...

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