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.

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World's only replica of a B314 flying boat 'Yankee Clipper'.

Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, Limerick, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 696 5416.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Housed in the original terminal building, recalls the era when Foynes was the centre of the aviation world between 1937-1945. Board the world's only replica…

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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Allihies, Beara, West Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 27 73218.

  • Refreshments

Bears witness to the phenomenal copper mining industry at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution that changed the land and people of Allihies forever.

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Glengowla Mines

Glengowla , Glengowla East, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 872 529 850.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore via a unique, guided, underground…

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Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Kilmeadan Station, KIlmeadan, Waterford, Eire.
Tel: 00 353 51 384 058.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Narrow gauge railway over 8.5km of the former Waterford to Dungarvan line, from Kilmeadan to Gracedieu Junction, along the valley of the River Suir. Restored…

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National Transport Museum of Ireland

Heritage Depot, Howth Demesne, Howth, Dublin, Eire.
Tel: 00 353 1 848 0831.

  • Car Park
  • Part disabled access

Exhibits range from buses, trams, commercials, fire appliances through to military, with over 60 vehicles.

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Skerries Mills

Skerries, Fingal, Dublin, .
Tel: 00 353 1849 5208.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Since the 12th century flour has been milled at this unique location. The fully restored complex brings to life the authentic workings of a five sail windmill,…

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Stradbally Narrow Gauge Railway

Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Laois, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 8688 70362 .

  • Car Park
  • Part disabled access

The oldest established heritage railway in Ireland, located in the grounds of Stradbally Hall beside the Rally Field, and Point-to-Point race course. It…

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The Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden

Lodge Park, Straffan, Kildare, Eire.
Tel: 00 353 1 628 8412.

  • Car Park
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The Power Hall displays six huge 19th century stationary engines running in steam on occasions. Demonstrations are included of steam powered electric lighting,…

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Mizen Head Signal Station

Mizen Head, The Harbour Road, Goleen, Cork, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 283 5225.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Out on a point on the south-west coast of Ireland, the Signal Station and Visitor Centre are a fascinating look at life on the edge. Includes the Engine…

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Lartigue Monorail

John B Keane Road, Listowel, Kerry, Eire.
Tel: 00 353 682 4393.

  • Car Park
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A short demonstration journey on a full-scale diesel-powered replica of the original monorail which originally ran for nine miles between Listowel and…

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ISPS Steam Museum

The Green, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Laois, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 57 864 1878.

  • Car Park
  • Full disabled access

Houses many steam, fire and farm engines in the museum. These incluse a Land-Rover fire engine which was stationed at Stradbally fire station in approximately…

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Irish Agricultural Museum

Irish Agricultural Museum

Johnstown Castle Estate, Johnstown, Co. , Wexford, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 53 918 4671.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Located in the restored farmyard at Johnstown Castle estate, the museum explores Irish country life from the 18th to mid 20th century and showcases 18…

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