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Cheap and Free Things to do on rainy days in Ireland

Dublin
The Ark
The Ark is a dedicated cultural centre for children. We create opportunities for children, along with their families and friends or with their school, to discover and love art. Through our work with leading Irish and international artists children can enjoy performances in our unique child-sized theatre, view engaging exhibitions or participate in creative workshops.
 Events Vary from Free to various pricing, some events need to be pre booked.
Free- Various
Open all year
 
IMMA Family Workshops
SUMMER FAMILY WORKSHOPS - Mornings at the Museum 
Wednesdays & Thursdays throughout July and August / 10-11am 
Have some creative family time during the summer holidays. Children and grown-ups can enjoy visiting a gallery and making artworks together. Drop-in to the Main Reception at 10am. Starting Wed 5 and Thur 6 Jul until Wed 23 and Thur 24 Aug.
Free
 
Rainforest Golf
Whether you are planning your next school tour or looking for an entertaining place to complement your classroom teaching - look no further!  We provide an exceptional school tour package that students will truly remember.Set in a South American rainforest, enjoy hours of fun and learning in Dublin’s only indoor minigolf venue with two 18-hole minigolf courses, each themed after an ancient lost civilisation, the Aztec and the Mayan. Experience our amazing animatronic special effects bringing the worlds of these two extraordinary civilisations to life while listening to the wonderful sounds of the jungle.Explore the interactive and challenging courses and pupils will be intrigued by what they discover - crumbling temples, statues of primitive gods and sinister crystal skulls. Meanwhile, on their journey through the enchanting forest, learn about its unique ecology and wildlife through our education packs developed to add learning to fun for students in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class and are available for school tours exclusively.Located in Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland, just 10 minutes from Dublin city centre, we are very accessible and easy to get to.
Adults €9, Kids & Teens (15 yrs & under) €8
 
Science Gallery Dublin
Science Gallery Dublin is a world first — a venue where today's white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. A place where science and art collide. Since opening in 2008, nearly 3 million of you have visited us in Dublin — ranking us amongst the top ten free cultural attractions in Ireland. We're all about opening science up to passionate debate and want your opinion.
Unlike most galleries, we don't have a permanent collection. This means that there is always something new to see, but it also means that between exhibitions (which can be a gap of up to three weeks), only our shop and café remain open. So if you are planning to visit an exhibition, to avoid disappointment, make sure to check our website for exhibition dates before travelling to Science Gallery. And remember, the exhibition is always closed on Mondays. To stay in the loop, subscribe for email updates on our homepage.
 
The Leprechaun Musem

In the heart of Dublin, somewhere between bars and buskers, not far off the tram, there is a small place of fun and magic.
Take a break from your serious self and step into the Otherworld.
Come on a voyage back to your childhood, bring back the memories and immerse yourself in a world of myth and legend.
We Irish are well known for our captivating storytelling. Filled with your imagination and guided by our Storytellers, you'll go on a fantastic adventure. Explore the spaces, listen to the stories and learn about mythical Ireland. We dare you to have fun!
Adult €14
Children €10
 
The Little Museum
The Little Museum of Dublin tells the remarkable story of the Irish capital. Our collection was created by public donation, entry is by guided tour, and most tours fill up quickly. To avoid disappointment book your tickets online.  Described as “Dublin’s best museum experience” by The Irish Times, we are the number one museum in Ireland on TripAdvisor. A brilliant new addition to the cultural map, our famous guided tours reveal the story of a city we are proud to call our home. 
€10 adult
€8 student
 
The Irish Emigration Museum
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience located in Dublin’s Docklands. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.
Adult €14
Child €7
 
Wicklow
Wicklow Gaol
As one of Ireland’s top tourist destinations, Wicklow Gaol tells the story of its prisoners through an interactive tour led by experienced and passionate actor guides.
Adult, €7.90  Child, €5.00 
 
Coral Leisure 
Go swimming at Coral Leisure in Arklow, the largest leisure complex in the southeast! There is a 25m pool and seperate learner pool, sauna, steamroom, large gym and sports hall.Children aged 9 years and under must be accompanied in the water at all times by a person over 18 years of age.  Toddlers swim for free!  Coral also have a pool and gym in Wicklow Town.
Adult pool pass €5.00
Child pool pass €4.00
 
Wexford
The Irish Agricultural Museum
The Irish Agricultural Museum has one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family – whatever the weather.
View their dairy equipment, see recreated workshops of traditional trades including blacksmith, cooper and wheelwright. Learn about ‘The Great Famine’ through an exhibition which vividly reveals what life was like before, during and after the famine. Compare farmhouse kitchens through the ages and take part in quizzes and trails (suitable for children).
For older kids, take a haunted family tour at Ireland’s most haunted house, Loftus Hall, Hook Head. Open from March, prepare to be spooked! And afterwards, enjoy a well-deserved cuppa in the café.
Adults €6
Children €4

Leisuremax
Leisuremax is the No 1 fun filled family entertainment venue in Wexford, the sunny south east of Ireland. We are also the ideal location for your child’s Birthday Party, we take the hassle out of everything including the catering, entertainment and the clean up after. From Ten Pin Bowling to Archery, Zorbing to Zip lines, and everything in between, we have it all, guaranteeing a fab day out for all the family. We also cater for the not so young with great party nights on offer. We also welcome active retirement groups and offer great deals and discounted offers.  Our facility is also great for school tours, club evenings, family get together, and Corporate Team Building Nights.  We also have our new restaurant Big Al’s Diner, with a great selection of food for all the family.  Why not book any of our great things to do, simply click Book Now or get in touch through our Contact Us page. We’d be delighted to hear from you.
Various pricing for various activites.
 
Kildare
Kildare Shopping Village
Nestled within landscaped grounds and presented in an authentic village environment, discover a world of luxury at Kildare Village. Home to 90 fashion and lifestyle boutiques including ArmaniLouise KennedyMulberryBrooks BrothersAnya Hindmarch and Diane von Furstenberg, each boutique offering savings of up to 60% off, all year round.
 
Silverware Museum of Style Icons
Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons welcomes the 60s Summer of Love featuring Donovan collection on May 22nd, which also includes items from The Beatles and revolutionary singer/songwriter Donovan Leitch.Donovan was known for his guitar-playing technique, and it was so revered that the great John Lennon took on his styles during The Beatles’ famous trip to India when the band played for Guru Maharishi. The music icon was also credited with a major involvement in many of The Beatles’ most well-known songs, with his unique chord patterns featuring heavily on The White Album.
Free Entry
Exibits change every few months.
 
Limerick
The Milk Market
The all new Milk Market Limeick has been transformed into an all-weather venue with daily market shops, a Friday City Market, Saturday's famous food market, Sunday's riverside variety market aswell as a monthly Artisans Craft Fair.The Milk Market is the oldest weekly market in the country. The quadrangle was built in 1792 as an extension to the old city walls and has served as the hub for the sale of local produce ever since. The site, while steeped in local history, has a completely modern ambiance bridging the oldest of traditions with modern elegance.
In the heart of the Limerick City every week for over 150 years the weekly cycle continues with the freshest of produce arriving from land and sea for the people of Limerick city, County Limerick. Over three days the Market changes faces with a Friday, Saturday and Sunday market.
Free admission 
 
Funworld
FunWorld is Limerick's only bowling venue featuring ten lanes of computerised bowling and Xtreme bowling.
Have an Xtremely good time playing Xtreme bowling at FunWorld! 
Xtreme Bowling is a music themed, glow in the dark bowling experience. The lights are turned down and the music is turned up as the UV lights dance in rhythm to the music! 
Xtreme bowling is available every Friday and Saturday night from 8 pm and on request We can theme your party with music of choice and why not make it a Fancy Dress Bowling night?
€5 pp
 
Galway
Atlantaquaria
Galway Atlantaquaria is another great thing to do in Galway while sheltering from the rain for an hour or two! Here you have the opportunity to learn about fish that can be found in Irish waters (makes a change to just eating them!)! The staff are great and eager to share lots of information with you and answer any questions you might have. It’s possible to get involved in activities such as ‘Feeding Time’ which makes it an interactive visit. It’s particularly a great place to have a whale of a time if you’re travelling with a family! Admission fees for adults EUR12, children EUR7, seniors EUR8.50, students EUR9. Family tickets are also available.

Galway City Museum 
We’re huge fans of free activities and that’s one of the reasons we couldn’t leave Galway City Museum out of our list! As things to do in Galway go, we love the ones this museum covers medieval to contemporary Galway, check out their interesting artefacts or visit one of their great exhibitions throughout the year. It’s particularly a winner for history buffs!
Free Admission
 
Cork
Cork Butter Museum
Located next door to Shandon Bells, we recommend you pop next door and discover why Cork was the biggest butter market in the world in the 18th century. Described in the Financial Times as a ‘Do not miss’, the museum has various exhibits detailing the history of butter in the region and its importance to Cork over the centuries. There is also an interesting audio visual presentation. People hear the words butter museum and are maybe reluctant about visiting, but practically everyone ends up pleasantly surprised. If you are still not sure, what’s definitely worth checking out are the coffee & scones while here…mmmm!!
Admission €4.00
 
Titanic Experience Cobh
Titanic Experience Cobh is Located in Casement Square in the heart of Cobh Town. Our home is the original White Star Line Ticket Office a building steeped in history dating back to the early 19th Century and the departre point for many thousands of White Star Line passengers. When you arrive, check in with us at reception and let us tell you the story of those 123 passengers.
Adult €9.50 Child €6.50

Kilkenny
Smithwicks experience
The perfect place to judge a pint of Smithwick's? A tasting room, of course. The distinctive taste of our ale, characterised by its fruity aroma and delicate notes, has been winning us awards since 1892. Each glass of our ale contains generations of tradition, experience and uncompromised quality. When you decide your pint has just the right appearance, aroma, taste and mouthfeel, sit back and enjoy the flavour that has made Smithwick's Ireland's favourite ale
€11
 
Laoise
Clown Around
Clown Around Children’s indoor Adventure Centre is Located at Botley lane in Portarlington town. Clown Around - Portarlington Adventure Centre offers a fun and exciting play and party experience for the many families, Schools, Clubs and party groups that visit. Clown Around is open seven days a week and hosts two multi level play areas with an additional sports zone and a large toddler play area.This bright and colourful play centre will provide lots of fun and fitness for children in a non competitive environment. Adults can sit and watch all the play and activities from the comfort of the spacious Café area. The highest quality of coffee and teas are available from a menu that offers a wide range of tasty options to satisfy any appetite.Clown Around adventure centre offers many obstacles and challenges for the children from ages 0-12.Clown Around’s play equipment encourages use of both large and small muscles, as well as independent activities and social interaction that are of greatest benefit to your child. Our highly decorated play centre will stimulate imagination and creative ideas, and reflect a clean, safe and fun place for your child to play.
€5
 
Portlaoise Leisure Centre
At Portlaoise Leisure Centre, we have swimming pools suited for those every step of the way, from the complete beginner right through to the pro. Our leisure centre boasts a 25 metre swimming pool, as well as a 10m teaching pool. There is also a separate pool for toddlers who are just starting to get used to the water. We offer swimming lessons to those aged six months and onwards. Our team are fully skilled and here to help those at every stage. We believe you are never too old to start learning!
 €5  admission.

Antrim
Aurora Splash Leisure
Visit Northern Ireland’s only 50m Pool and Sidewinder. Swim 50m lanes, gentle widths or enjoy a great family day out in the Aurora Splash Leisure Waters with two large flumes, slides, wave machine, water features, baby beach and pirate ship. 
Swimmers will find lanes available for training each morning, as well as parent and baby lessons and a diving pool where water based classes are held – a great way to improve fitness and muscle tone.   Choose from the range of sessions available to get the most out of your time in the water
Adult £6.50 Junior £4.00 Under 3 FREE

Belfast
Dundonald International Ice Bowl
Enjoy a great day out at Dundonald International Ice Bowl with a host of fantastic activities all under one roof!You can choose to ice skate at Northern Ireland's only public Olympic size ice rink, become king of the lanes in the Xtreme Tenpin Bowling Centre or go wild for the adventure and excitement of the Indiana Land play kingdom.It's the perfect venue for a fun family day out, group outing or corporate event with a range of exciting activities for adults and children!
£6- £10
open all year
 
Derry
Jump Lanes
Jump Lanes is the first trampoline park in the North West. It is perfect for a family fun day with our large trampolines catering from 5 years & above. This is a great facilitiy for the kids to bounce off all their excess energy and have fun at the same time. Take advantage of our party packages with our American Diner.
Monday - Friday - £5 each
Saturday - Sunday - £7 each 
 
Tyrone
The Abingdon Car Collection
The Abingdon Collection represents over 45 years of passionate collecting and provides an opportunity for visitors to take a "walk in the past". If you lived through the 50's, 60's and 70's, or just like big boy toys, then there is definitely something for you. The Collection is open by appointment only, but every effort will be made to facilitate small groups or individuals. The Collection is open to visitors free of charge, but contributions are gratefully accepted in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Free
 
Clare
The Clare Museum
As the County Museum for Clare, Clare Museum tells the history of the county over a period of 6,000 years using authentic artefacts, colourful text panels and audio-visual presentations.
Free Admission
 
Monahan
Busy Bee Ceramics 
Families of all ages can get together and have some fun time being creative. Throw a pot on the Potter’s wheel with our expert help (suitable for age 4 yrs & above). Decorate your own mug/bowl or plate – we will show you how , we have loads of techniques. Tea/coffee /juice & biscuits are provided. You can bring your own food or pre book PIZZAS / CUPCAKES with us. Contact us for booking information. ALL pots are returned within 2/3 weeks. Everyone receives a "BUSY BEE CERAMICS MASTERPOTTER CERTIFICATE"
Our Opening times are 2-6pm Saturday and Sunday, and 10-5 Wednesday to Friday.
Price: Varies with party size
 
Kerry
Kerry County Museum
Over two decades of development Kerry County Museum was developed as an initiative of Tralee Urban District Council in two phases between 1991 and 1992. The Medieval Experience was opened in 1991 in the lower ground floor of the Ashe Memorial Hall, taking visitors through the recreated medieval town, with the sights, sounds and smells. In 1992 the main gallery of the Museum was opened, displaying the archaeology and history of the county. Thereafter, a temporary exhibition space was added, allowing for the development of major exhibitions. Today, the whole facility comprises 1,750 square metres, which includes the exhibition galleries, reception, collections store, and education room.ADMISSION PRICES Adult/Senior/Student: €5.00
Child: FREE (accompanied by an adult)
Family: €10.00 (2 adults, 3 children)

Waterford 
Splashworld
Enjoy warm pleasant temperatures all year round in the south east's biggest, brightest & best indoor water park! Wave machine, water slides, bubble pool, paddle pool, water cannon, rolling rapids, steam room, sauna & a 4 lane 25 metre pool.
Adult: €10, Child/Student/OAP: €8,Aged 2&under: FREE
 
West meath
The Derryglad Folk & Heriatge  Museum
No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk & Heriatge  Museum, which is hidden in south Roscommon in a land of lakes and rivers.The collection deals with Farm & Folk life in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past.The museum is privately owned and run by the Finneran Family and houses a unique 35 year collection of over 6,000 items. These include; horse drawn machinery restored to the original working order, tradesman's tools and buttermaking equipment.

Donegal
Laser Quest Letterkenny 
Also known as Arena 7 welcomes little (and big!) warriors over 6 years old for a mess-less, bruise-less, zero contact war-game played with state of the art infra red equipment! Awesome! Arena 7's atmospheric, multi level arena also features audio visual effects to really make the experience realistic, so it's a fab trip for gamers and kids who love playing war games at home. The minimum age and height limits suit perfectly the weight of the backpack and equipment they have to tote.Also on site is the Wayne's World Kids' Adventure Playground! An indoor combing maze with loads of features spread over several floors, with big slides, loads of balls and a cool toddler zone.You can also play with pedal go karts and race around a custom kiddie track, enjoy a game of pool on intriguingly coloured tables, play a game or two or footie on the astro turf pitch and spend your pocket money (or mum's) in the arcade!Laser quest from €7 Adventure centre from €4 Bowling from €4.50 Wide range of activities, arcade games, & events to take part in so be sure to check their website for a full list!
 
Roscommon
Arigna Mining Experience
Providing a unique insight into coal mining in the Arigna Valley, the highlight of a visit to the Arigna Mining Experience is an underground tour with an ex-miner as your guide. During the 45-minute tour, visitors gain a first-hand glimpse of an unimaginably dangerous life in the old coal mines, in which miners were paid by the tonne to work some of the narrowest coal seams in the western world.   Whether working  by candlelight, squeezing themselves into precarious gashes or pummelling the coal with pneumatic picks, theirs was one tough  life.The world-class attraction doesn’t stop after evoking 400 years of mining, either. It traces the landscape right back through 350 million years of geology - to a time when this  region of Roscommon was a conflux bigger than the Mississippi Delta.It’s just the latest chapter in the 350 million year-old geology of the area.
Admission €10

Carlow
Carlow’s Military Museum
A fine museum exhibition housed in a late 19th century church. The museum features a wide range of exhibits relating to Carlow’s military history. Artefacts date from the late 18th century to the present day and detail the history of the Irish Army, local Reserve Defence Forces, UN Peacekeeping, Carlow Militia, World War I, War of Independence and much more. Other features focus on Carlow soldiers in armies throughout the world along with armoured vehicle production in Carlow during World War II. One of the museum’s main displays features the uniforms of the Irish Defence Forces while another feature of the museum is the reconstruction of a World War I trench.
OPENING TIMES: Each Sunday from March – mid-November from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Group tours may be arranged outside normal opening dates and times.
ADMISSION CHARGES: Adult: €2.50, children (11-18 years) €1.00, OAP’s and children under 10 years free. Group rates outside normal opening dates and times available on request.
 
Kiddies Kingdom
is an indoor play area in Bagenalstown is ideal for a rainy day. With three different play areas for the kids from little to large, the whole family will be safely catered for. Little adventurers can explore the delights of the toddlers’ corner, where soft toys and colourful activities prove a treat for boys and girls under 2 years of age.
Back by popular demand MOTHERS and TODDLERS GROUP..... Every Thursday Kiddies Kingdom is hosting a Mothers and Toddlers group from 11am till 1pm, Only €6 per child, which includes a free tea or coffee. So come along make new friends.
Have you visited our Ladies Circuit Training Gym? It’s a fat burning and toning Gym, designed for ladies. Open Monday to Friday 9.30am till 8.00pm in Kiddies Kingdom. Best part is, it’s pay as you go... ie €4 per session or €25 for the month (come as often as you like). Also during July and August , come between 10am – 12noon or 7pm - 8pm and your children can play in Kiddies Kingdom absolutely free
 
Tippary  
Jump’n’Gym
Work off some steam at Jump ‘n’ Gyms Activity Centre in Nenagh.
€8 admission for kids for an housr and a half play in the play center.
  
Mitchelstown Cave
Mitchelstown Cave is one of the largest and most complex cave systems in Ireland. On the guided tour you will follow ancient passageways and visit massive caverns in which you are surrounded by indescribable dripstone formations, stalactites, stalagmites and huge calcite pillars and one of Europe’s finest columns the inspiring “Tower of Babel”  which stands some 9 meters in height.
Adult: €9, Child: €3.50 (up to 12 years old) , Family: €20  (2 adults up to 2 children) (up to 12 years old).
 
Meath
Aura Leasuire center
We operate as an integral part of the local community. We meaningfully contribute, engage and participate in the local community. We also operate like a family and have a very strong sense of internal community as an organisation.We are consistent in the quality of our customer service, people, products, services and promotion. You can also see the quality of maintenance, safety & cleanliness in our centres throughout the country.We are passionate about our customers achieving their goals, our communities, our people, the standards in our centres and the health & well-being of Ireland. Adult €7.00\ Child€4.20
 
Longford
The Ballinamuck Visitor Centre
The Ballinamuck Visitor Centre, formerly the historic Royal Irish Constabulary barracks, is located in the picturesque village of Ballinamuck, North County Longford. Built in 1846, the barracks originally had two towers which were destroyed and burned by the IRA in June 1920, during the War of Independence. It was due to the continuous insurrection and revolutionary nature of the people of North Longford that the barracks was erected in the first instance. In 1948 the building was restored as a memorial hall, but without the two towers, and in July 1999 it was officially opened by President Mary McAlesse.The centre houses a fascinating and lively exhibition which details the famous Battle of Ballinamuck which took place in 1798. This battle marked the ending of the 1798 Rising of the Irish against the British. It was in Ballinamuck that the combined French and Irish armies were defeated by the British forces under the command of General Cornwallis. The French contingent was led by General Humbert of Saint Nabord. After the battle was lost, and Humbert surrendered, the French survivors were sent home but the Irish survivors were hunted down and mercilessly executed in a spot called ‘Bullys Acre’ in nearby Ballinalee village.
 
Armagh
Planaterium
The Planetarium is a multi faces orginisation dedicated to astronomy education for all levels, from nursery through to retierment age. It is the planaterium’s unique ability to adapt to chaning audiences needs that have enabled it to stay at the forefront of science education since its formation.
Free admission, shows cost between £5-£6,
  
Cavan
Cavan Leisure Center
Operating as a local leisure facility since August 1995, Cavan Leisure Centre have a great team of highly efficient and friendly staff, that are both experienced swimming and fitness instructors and they are here to help you improve your current fitness levels.
Whether you are a competitive athlete or you just want to enjoy a more active healthy lifestyle and have more energy for work or home then Cavan Leisure Centre is the place for you.
We have a range of Pay As You Go and Memberships to suit everyone, so check them out.
Free- €8.50
 
Cavan Museum
Xhibition galleries feature unique artefacts dating from the stone age up until the twentieth century, material spanning over 6000 years of occupation in Cavan. Displays of notable interest include the Killycluggin stone and the three-faced Corleck Head, two of the most recognisable examples of Celtic spirituality in the country.The museum also houses a medieval Dug-Out boat and a selection of medieval Sheela-na-Gigs, as well as a Folk Life gallery depicting life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Newly-opened galleries deal with topics as diverse as the Great Famine, Percy French and the Lords Farnham. Our temporary exhibition space plays host to visiting and currently relevant exhibitions, whilst our Eden Gallery is home to regular art shows given by local and national artists.
 €5.00 per adult, €3.00 OAP & Students & Family rate €12.00 (Two adults and two children)
 
Letrim
At Cavan and Leitrim Railway
At Cavan and Leitrim Railway your family can step back in time and travel on a narrow gauge train, visit the transport museum and see an extensive collection of steam, diesel trains, rolling stock and vintage buses all of which allow you to trace the history of the Irish narrow gauge railway system.The Cavan and Leitrim Railway is open to the public, with trains running on demand. A tour of the site will take approximately 40 – 50 minutes and includes a trip on the train and a tour of the engine sheds, workshops and the site in general.Once your tour has finished feel free to browse around the shop in the restored booking office. Here you will find a vast collection of souvenirs, postcards, books and videos.The Cavan and Leitrim Railway opening times are as follows;
Saturday 10.00 – 17.30
Sunday 10.00 – 17.30
Monday 10.00 – 17.30
Last train runs at 17:00
Run by Voulenteers
 
Sligo
Funny bones house
Funny Bones is a children's play center just outside Sligo Town. Hours of fun can be enjoyed by all ages with the soft play area, go karts and laser zone. Babies and toddlers are also catered for along with a coffee shop for the adults.over 8 €8 
 
Water Point
Offering something for everyone, Waterpoint Aqua Park facitlities include:
Indoor heated pool with 65-metre flume waterslide & Separate children’s pool
Health suite comprising of a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room
State of the art gym and refreshment area
Professional Personal Trainers
Comprehensive timetable of fitness classes
Brand New Water Inflatable for Kids & Parties
Adult Gym & Swim- €9, Adults Gym or Swim- €7Child (Under 15years) -€5
  
Louth
Drogheda Museum Millmount
DROGHEDA MUSEUM MILLMOUNT and Martello Tower are located on the great fort that towers over the town of Drogheda, County Louth, on an ancient hill overlooking the historic river Boyne. It is the gateway to the Boyne Valley, an area rich in heritage dating back over 9,000 years, while the town itself is over 800 years old.It is the oldest surviving centre of settlement in the town with a dramatic history and many stories to tell. The whole fort is now the Millmount Cultural Quarter, including craft shops, art galleries and café and artisan food centre. Young or old - what ever your interests - you will enjoy a warm welcome and a great day out!Adult €5.50 child €3.00
 
Offlay
Birr castle
For something a bit different, The Birr Castle Demense, with its science museum and Giant Telescope is also highly recommended, The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre in Ireland and the Science Centre are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, and walks along peaceful rivers and the lake. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule.
adult €9 child €5
 
Down
At the Wigwam Roller Rink
At the Wigwam Roller Rink you've got a great supportive environment for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages to get their skate on and come enjoy some slick wheels and some excellent backbeats while chilling out with the family!You can enjoy a range of sessions including Public Skate, Roller Disco and Adults Only, plus a full range of hire facilities and boot sizes. They also welcome inline as well as quad skaters so regardless of your preferred wheel arrangement you can find your own space and run your own groove right here. Plus, of course it's great exercise and excellent for improving grace and balance, as well as fitness!, Individual: £4.50 (with own skates), Individual: £5.50 (with skate hire)
 
Mayo
The national Museum of County Life
Opening hours at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life are:
Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm- Sunday 2pm- 5pm
Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday
Free Admission, The Museum of Country Life in Turlough Park near Castlebaris a great free museum with regular free exhibitions, workshops and events. It also has gorgeous grounds for taking a stroll with the kids.
Admission to all four sites of the National Museum of Ireland is free.
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