museums and attractions

Attractions in Ireland

We've only got a few museums in the Irish Republic but these include delights such as the Irish Agricultural Museum and the Guinness Collection at The Steam Museum at Straffan.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions.

Casino Model Railway Museum 2020

Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin, .

Railways / Model Railway

Cobh Museum 2020

Scots Church, High Road, Cobh, Co. Cork, .

Transport / Maritime

Enniscoe Museum – Mayo North Heritage Centre 2020

Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

County Museum Dundalk 2020

Carroll Centre, Roden Place, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, .

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Coal Mining Museum & Exhibition 2020

Castlecomer Discovery Park, The Estate Yard, Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre

Knockmahon, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Newmills Corn & Flax Mills

Churchill Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

West Clare Railway

West Clare Railway, Moyasta, Co. Clare, .

  • Refreshments

Railways / Heritage Railways

West Cork Model Railway Village

Inchydoney Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Model Railway

Kiltimagh Railway Museum

Kiltimagh Railway Museum, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, .

Railways / Railway Museum

Arklow Maritime & Heritage Museum 2020

Bridgewater Centre, North Quay, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, .

Transport / Maritime

Muckross Traditional Farms

The National Park, Kenare Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

National Maritime Museum of Ireland

Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Blennerville Windmill & Visitor Centre 2020

Windmill Lane, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Sligo Folk Park

Millview House, Ardkeeran, Riverstown, Co. Sligo, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Kilgarvan Motor Museum

Slaheny, Kilgarvan, Co. Cork, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Road

Cobh Heritage Centre 2020

The Queenstown Story, Cobh, Co. Cork, .

  • Refreshments

Transport / Maritime

Hook Lighthouse & Heritage Centre

Hook Head, Waterford, Co. Wexford, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Arigna Mining Experience 2020

Arigna, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Allihies Copper Mine Museum 2020

Allihies, Beara, West Cork, Co. Cork, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

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