The house was the scene of the abortive Young Ireland rebellion of 1848. An exhibition explains the political background to the rebellion and the story of the Young Irelanders.
Ballingarry, Co Tipperary
April to September: Wednesday to Sunday 14.30 to 17.30
October to March: Saturday and Sunday only 14.00 to 16.00
The 1916 Memorial, located in the cemetery at the rear of the Church of the Sacred Heart, contains the graves of 14 of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising. The cemetery also contains the graves of many soldiers who died while serving with the British army in Dublin .
The colours of various battalions of the Defence Forces formed to serve with the United Nations are laid up in the church of the Sacred Heart. The church also contains a number of British army regimental plaques.
Web: Arbour Hill Cemetry
Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 16.00
Saturday: 11.00 - 16.00
Sunday: 09.30 - 16.00
Average Length of Visit: 30 - 45 minutes
A Norman fortification built by Meiler de Bermingham from 1250 onwards, its walls were completed by 1316. It was captured and destroyed by Red Hugh O’Donnell in 1596.
It now contains an audiovisual exhibition.
Co. Galway .
Tel: 091 844797
Fax: 091 845796
E-mail: Athenry Castle
3rd April - 22nd October 2014: Daily 10.00 - 18.00.
1 October - 16th October: Monday - Thursday only, 10.00 - 17.00
Last admission 45 mins. before closing.
Average Length of Visit: 1 Hour
A fort stood here from 1129, eventually becoming a Norman castle. For over a week during June 1691 18,000 Williamite troops under General Ginkel fought to capture the town defended by 23,000 Jacobite soldiers under St Ruth. The castle sustained what was probably the heaviest bombardment in Irish history, with over 12,000 cannon balls and 600 bombs fired at its walls. The story of siege is illustrated by an exhibition at the castle.
Tel: 090 6472107/6492912
Tuesday to Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Important collections devoted to the rich military history of this county, especially during the First World War, are housed in this centre.
Athy Heritage Centre
Town Hall, Athy,
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Aughnanure Castle is one of well over 200 tower houses in County Galway built by large, wealthy, land owning families, mainly of Gaelic but some of Old English (Anglo-Norman) stock.
Tower Houses are fortified residences and were places of power and control over the surrounding lands.
Co. Galway .
Open from late spring to early autumn. Open 09:30 - 18:30
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Built by the local Gaelic overlord MacGiollaphádraig in 1480, the castle was partially destroyed by Cromwellian forces in 1647.
the castle is open to visitors all year round.
The centre commemorates the final battle of the 1798 rebellion. In September 1798 French troops under General Humbert, having scored successes in the west, eventually surrendered to a British force under General Cornwallis. Honourable terms were offered to the French but their Irish allies were scattered with great losses. The battlefield itself is signposted, with a walking trail available.
There is also a 1798 Garden of Remembrance in the town.
Ballinamuck Battle Heritage Centre
Ballyhack Castle is located on a steep slope in a commanding position overlooking Waterford estuary. The castle, a large tower house, is thought to have been built in 1450 by the Knights Hospitallers the castle is a commanding position overlooking the Waterford estuary.
Visitors are advised to phone in advance.
In 1796 a French Fleet carrying almost 15,000 troops, among them the United Irish leader Wolfe Tone, almost succeeded in landing on the Cork coast. This centre features audiovisual reconstructions of French Naval life and the plans of Tone and the United Irishmen.
Open from April to October