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Heritage Ireland

Glendalough Educational Resources for Schools.

Celebrate National Tree Day.

Holly is a native tree to Ireland and also to Britain, Europe, North Africa and western Asia. It can grow up to 15m in height and live to be 300 years old!

To celebrate national Tree Day with Kilkenny Castle please click on the link below for more information on the Holly tree and a fun worksheet.


Dwyer McAllister Cottage.

Dwyer McAllister Cottage was the site of a famous rebel escape on the 15th of February 1799. Rebel Sam McAllister lay down his life for Captain Michael Dwyer so that the rebels could continue to fight on in the Wicklow mountains for another four years.

Learn about the 1798 rebellion and its aftermath. The cottage is also a museum to life in the Wicklow Uplands during the 18th century.

Hill of Tara.

Tara, the ancient inauguration site of the High Kings of Ireland is an evocative place, celebrated in myth and legend. These worksheets are designed to help students discover more about Tara in the class room or during their visit.

Resources for Secondary Schools.

OPW Heritage sites contain a wealth of learning opportunities for children and teenagers. These educational resources are linked to the school curriculum.

Free School visits and guided tours to OPW heritage sites can be arranged by contacting the chosen site directly.

Brú Na Boinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth).

The Brú na Bóinne Education Packs follow the school curricula and are an aid for teachers and students studying Brú na Bóinne. They also offer activities to be completed on the Visitor Centre and in the class room.

Free web chat service available for class rooms also – email to book.

The Political Side.

Our buildings and sites have often been associated with political struggle, dissidence and change.

Take a journey through these often silenced and turbulent histories and consider their connection to current issues and struggles.


Medieval Dublin.

There is a wealth of medieval remnants in Dublin, both above and under ground, often in places that you wouldn’t suspect. We are proud to have many of them under our care and we invite you to start your journey with a trail…

For more information or if you wish to request any of these resources in print, e-mail: and


Ennis Friary Graves Transcriptions.

Audoen’s Monument Dublin.

At the heart of medieval Dublin, the remnants of the church of St Audoen’s and the surrounding gates and walls offer a great guide through the evolution of one of the most important parts of our city and of medieval history in Dublin, Ireland and beyond.

Start your journey with some games.

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