The Irish National Heritage Park
From The Riverside Park Hotel
Become a Viking for the Day…
Located just outside Wexford Town and 15 minutes drive from the Riverside Park Hotel in the cornerstone of Ireland’s Ancient East, the Irish National Heritage Park is a unique heritage experience in Ireland and Europe that brings to life over 9000 years of Irish history. Take a journey through Pre-Historic Ireland, Early Christian Ireland and the Age of Invasion across 40 acres of magical woodland, with spectacular views across the River Slaney estuary. Explore historic buildings and settlements to see how Ireland’s earliest settlers lived, worked and fought. Get involved in some family activities for an unforgettable Irish history experience. Forage like a pre-historic farmer, meet the birds of prey, complete the Trials of Tuan. We invite you to step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and stories that shaped a country.
The Irish National Heritage Park brings Irish history to life with character-led tours. Whether it’s group tours, adventure tours or a simple audio history tour, the Irish National Heritage Park offers an unforgettable journey back in time through 9000 years of Irish history. If you would rather explore the Park at your own pace, you can take self-guided tours, with audio guides available in English, Spanish, French, Irish, Italian, German and Polish.
Experience the sights and sounds of ancient life in Ireland. See how people lived and worked through realistic reconstructions of ancient houses, forts, tombs and other historic sites. Their costumed guides will captivate the kids with stories of life in Ancient Ireland, invasion and battles lost and won. Kids can take part in the Trials of Tuan, with a number of simple activities like rock carving and panning for gold throughout the Park to keep them amused!