Heritage Ireland Magazine
Bringing you news and features on some of Ireland’s wonderful heritage sites that are managed, on behalf of the State, by the Office of Public Works.
We share articles by some of the people who care for these sites: the guide staff who enhance the visitor experience, the archaeologists who unearth their many mysteries and the architects who conserve and preserve their existence for generations to follow.
Heritage Ireland Issue 18
Sagas & Scéals: The Hiberno-Norse of Waterford
Garth Brooks visits Glendalough
Play Your Way Through History And Win !!
Heritage Ireland Issue 17
The re-opening of the Céide Fields Visitor Centre
Emo Court & Parklands
The River Gods at the Custom House
Tracks and Trails
Heritage Ireland Issue 16
Cahir Castle - Ireland's Favourite Film Location
Annes Grove - Plant Collection & Gardens
How to play like a Viking
Heritage Ireland Issue 15
Welcome to the first Christmas issue of the OPW’s Heritage Ireland magazine.
Heritage Ireland Issue 14
Getting ready to open the Custom House Visitor Centre. From 9000 years of life at Lough Gur to Lady Louisa at Castletown House, a cottage orné in Cahir to stories in stone at Aughnanure Castle, there's something for everyone.
Heritage Ireland Issue 13
Askeaton Castle & Hellfire Club open to the public. Find out about Crows Feet at the Rock of Cashel. Learn about Sramore Man. Solve the Murder Mystery at Portumna Castle!
Heritage Ireland Issue 12
New state-of-the-art visitor centre at Brú na Bóinne. Find out about the Royal Tug of War at the Rock of Cashel and the Downton Abbey experience at Portumna Castle. Under the moon and stars at Knowth.
Heritage Ireland Issue 11
Ireland - the birthplace of Halloween. OPW and the Bram Stoker connection. Murder, Magic and Monkshood at the National Botanic Gardens. Rathcroghan - the Irish Otherworld and the home of Halloween.
Heritage Ireland Issue 10
Doneraile Court opens to the public. Emo Court's upper floor opens to the public for the first time, showing an exhibition of contemporary still life curated by Oliver Sears Gallery. Carlingford Lough Heritage Trust facilitate tours of King John’s Castle, Carlingford.
Heritage Ireland Issue 9
Discoveries on the Newgrange floodplain during drought conditions summer 2018. Experience Knowth and Newgrange by night. Discover maths at Castletown House. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at preparations for the winter solstice at Newgrange.
Heritage Ireland Issue 8
Discover the world of Pablo Picasso through the lens of Irish-born photographer Edward Quinn.
Céide Fields - the 2018 recipient of the International Carlo Scarpa Prize. Seamus Heaney's poem, “Saint Kevin and the Blackbird” interpreted in a new artwork by Imogen Stuart & Tim O’Neill at Glendalough.
Heritage Ireland Issue 7
Marvel at the Red Drawing Room conservation project at Castletown. See the stunning work of Dan Edwards, Craftsman and Artist. Learn about how we use Historic Building Information Modelling.
Heritage Ireland Issue 6
Ormond Castle after an extensive conservation programme. Discover Knowth, the Pearse Museum, Timahoe Round Tower and the sites associated with the Williamite War. Enjoy Oidhreacht, an exhibition of work by OPW apprentices.
Heritage Ireland Issue 5
From secret underground tunnels to a magical Equinox sunrise. Did you know that the long tunnel at the Casino was used in 1921 to practice firing two Thompson machine guns? Michael Collins and other members of ‘The Squad’ used the Casino tunnel for firing practice and were delighted with the results!
Heritage Ireland Issue 4
Our sites hosted a variety of activities and events as part of the 1916 commemorations.We also opened a new visitor centre at Kilmainham Courthouse.
Heritage Ireland Issue 3
In this issue we focus mostly on those sites associated with 1916 but there's plenty more besides.
Heritage Ireland Issue 2
Discover the secret garden at Fota House. Learn about the Lough Corrib Longboats. Hear about how we worked with RTE on the Magical Sites series and much more
Heritage Ireland Issue 1
Find out about the introduction of our Irish Sign Language tours, enjoy several articles on the theme of World War I and lots more