Educational workshops

Additional Activities

Lunch Boxes – Chicken nuggets / sausages and chips and a drink provided for each student after their tiring trek through history. €4.50 per student (must be pre-ordered)

Fulacht Fiadh & Horizontal Water Mill Demonstration: Students will  have a demonstration of cooking in this prehistoric method, allowing each student to witness the meat being cooked and even sample some but also experience a display of Ireland’s only working Medieval Mill in action. The Mill harnesses water power which would have enabled our ancestors to produce flour in large quantities. € 125 per group (must be pre-ordered)

Workbooks – an excellent follow-on tool for class work. Allows student and teacher to revisit topics and concepts from their visit to the park. € 0.75 per student, a pencil is included. (pre-ordering is preferred)

Workshop A: Daily Life In The 10th Century

The students will step back 1000 years and learn first hand about daily life by witnessing authentic clothing, leather working, weapons and normal domestic life.
Cost: €4.50 per student (1 hour) Pre-booking essential

Workshop B: Viking Shield Making

In keeping with Viking tradition, the students will decorate their own personal shield using “history inspired designs”. Each student can return home with their own shield as a reminder of their learning experience.

Cost: €10.00 per student (1 hour) Pre-booking essential

Brass Rubbing Workshop:                                  

The students will discover the art of brass-rubbing with our specially commissioned handcrafted pieces with a choice of 15 individual designs from Vikings to Normans. They will bring home the rubbing they made as a permanent reminder of their visit at the Irish National Heritage Park.

Cost: €4.00 (Limited to 15 students per 30-minute session). Pre-booking essential


ArcheryArchery at The Irish National Heritage Park

The students will test their skills at shooting a bow and arrow under the supervision of an experience instructor .

Cost: on request 

(Limited group numbers apply)

Pre-booking essential



The Big Dig                                                                                                                                  Irelands’ biggest simulated archaeological excavation

Covering some 160sq meters, this is the biggest simulated excavation in Ireland and one of the biggest in Europe.

Students divide into teams, appoint a director, and decide which cuttings to open and where. They have access to all the usual archaeological equipment and will trowel and clear areas in real time, exactly as you would on a real dig.

Please note: Preparation work to be done in class and also aftercare work.

Cost: €12 per student (6th Class & Secondary School only)

Limited group numbers apply- Pre-booking essential

Please contact our reservation desk for booking inquiries or any further information.