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 15
Welcome to the first Christmas issue of the OPW’s Heritage Ireland magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!