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Annalong Marine Park and Cornmill
Northern Ireland
At Newry, on A2 from Newcastle
Tel. 028 3026 8877
Open: guided tours April-Oct daily except on Tue, from 2-6pm.
1830 corn mill, drying kiln, millstones, waterwheel, guided tours to view production; visitor centre.

Archbishop Marsh’s Library
Dublin City
Greater Dublin
St Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8
Just behind St Patrick’s Cathedral
Tel. 0 1 454 3511
Open: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, weekdays 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm; Sat,10am-1pm; closed Christmas week
First public library in Ireland; built in 1701 and unchanged since then; interior has dark oak bookcases with carved and lettered gables; three wired alcoves where readers were once locked with rare books; research; reading room; on-line catalogue
Web: Archbishop Marsh’s Library

Ardress House and Farmyard
Northern Ireland
64 Ardress Road, seven miles west of Portadown
Tel. 028 8778 4753
Open: phone for details; house by guided tour
National Trust property: 17th century farmhouse remodeled in Georgian times; woodland, garden; rare breeds, river walk.

Avoca Mines
Midlands East
Avoca valley near town of Avoca
Tel. not given
Open: not given
Remains of 7 engine houses, tramway arch, ponds and spoilheaps

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Ballagh Castle
Midlands East
South of Errill village, west of Rathdowney, south-west of Donaghmore Tel. NA
Open: NA
Five storey 16th century tower; two ogival-headed windows; segmental-headed windows at 5th storey level; north-west wall has passages at 2nd and 3rd storeys; fireplaces in main rooms of 3rd and 4th storeys

Ballycopeland Windmill
Northern Ireland
On B172, one mile west of Millisle
Tel. 028 9054 3037
Open: July-Aug, Wed and Thu, 10am-1pm; Tue, Fri, Sat, and Sun from 2-6pm.
Working windmill, miller’s house, kiln house.

Bealick Mill Heritage and Exhibition Centre
Macroom, in old 19th century corn mill
Tel. 026 41848
Open: April-Sep, daily 10am-5pm, Sun 2-6pm
Heritage and History exhibition

Beau Parc House
Midlands East
Tel. 041 9824207 or 041 9824163
Palladian style mansion

Belfast Castle and Visitor Centre
Northern Ireland
Cave Hill, signed off Antrim, 3.5 miles north of Belfast
Tel. 028 9077 6925
Open: Visitor Centre: Mon-Sat, 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-5.30pm; restaurant hours Mon-Sat, noon-3pm, 5-6.45pm, 7-8pm, snacks available 11am-5pm; Sun, snacks 11am-5pm, lunch from 12.30-3pm; antiques shop and playground hours: check website
Scottish style baronial castle built 1870 (phone first for tour as functions may close it to public); theme gardens; walks; heritage centre has exhibitons on Cave Hill, including prehistoric information, geology, and wildlife; AV presentation; adventure playground; restaurant; parking
Web: Belfast Castle

Belfast City Hall
Northern Ireland
Donegall Square, Belfast, Centrelink bus
Tel. 028 9027 0456
Grade A listed domed building, finished in 1906; tours.

Bellaghy Bawn
Derry (Londonderry)
Northern Ireland
Castle St, Bellaghy
Tel. 028 7938 6812
Open: daily, Easter-Sep, 10am-6pm; Oct-Easter, Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm.
Restored, fortified house of 1618; exhibits on local history, the Ulster Plantation, and the writings of Bellaghy-born poet Seamus Heaney.

Benburb Valley Heritage Centre
Northern Ireland
Milltown Rd, Benburb
Tel. 028 3754 9885
Open: Easter-Sep, daily, 10am-5pm or by arrangement
19th century linen weaving factory; café

Bishops Palace
Limerick City, next to the castle
Tel. 061 313399
Open: year round, Mon-Fri.

Black Mills
Tipperary (North)
Tel. 0 505 21850
Open: 10am-5pm, daily, spring-end Oct
Restored 19th century industrial complex; contains artefacts from Roscrea’s monastic history that includes high cross

Blackers Mill
Northern Ireland
10 Bleary Road, Portadown
Tel. 028 3835 2081
Open: phone for details
Irish linen mill with original cottages, shop

Blossom Gate
Tel. 063 91300
Town gate of 16th century

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park/Museum
Tel. 061 360788
Open: year round, June to Aug from 9am-6pm, rest of year from 9.30am-5.30pm
26 acres of 19th century life with village street, shops, and displays.

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Calverstown Castle
Midlands East
Calverstown, 6 km south-west of Kilcullen
Ruined 17th century Tudor mansion with ruins of earlier tower house incorporated; on top of Carbury Hill; attic rooms; chimney stacks; countryside views

Carbury Castle
Midlands East
Near to Carbury, Ballyhagan, Coolayna Haggard and Clonkeen cross roads
Ruined 17th century Tudor mansion on top of Carbury Hill; countryside views

Casad Ntsugain
Anagry, near Lough Anure
Tel. 074 9548770 or 074 9548726
Restored thatched cottage with crafts and snacks

Cashel Folk Village
Tipperary (South)
Dominick St, Cashel
Tel. 062 62525 or 062 61947
Reconstructions of traditional buildings.

Casino Marino
Dublin City
Greater Dublin
Cherrymount Crescent, off Malahide Rd after Griffith Ave, 5km from city centre, Dublin 3
Tel. 0 1 833 1618
Open: Nov, Dec, Feb and March, weekends only, noon-4pm; April weekends only, noon-5pm; May, daily, 10am-5pm; June-Sep, daily, 10am-6pm; Oct, daily, 10am-5pm; last admission 45 minutes before closing; by guided tour only
18th century neo-classical pleasure house designed by Sir William Chambers for 1st earl of Charlemont 16 decorated rooms full of tricks and illusions; car park

Charles Fort
Summer Cove, 3km from Kinsale
Tel. 353 21 477 2263
Open: Nov-mid March, 10am-5pm daily, until 6pm other months
17th century star shaped military fort associated with a number of Irish historical events including the civil wr of 1922-23; now a national monument guided tours offered; multi-media exhibition centre; public car park near the site; just opposite is James Fort overlooking the small harbour

Clifton House Interpretive Centre
Northern Ireland
2 North Queen St, Belfast
Tel. 028 9089 7534
Open. Phone for details of interior viewing
Georgian architecture poor house, built 1774, restored; now used for elderly nursing care services, view from exterior only; vist Interpretive Centre
Web: Clifton House

Cockle Row Cottages
Northern Ireland
The Harbour, Groomsport
Open: 11.30am-5.30pm, May to mid June weekends only; from mid June to mid Sep, open daily, mid Sep-end Sep, weekends only.
1910 cottages with displays of tourist and heritage information.

Cork City Hall
Tel. 021 496 6222 for opening details
Open: daily year round
Architecture of note

Coyles Cottage
Northern Ireland
Ballinderry, left at the bridge
Tel. 028 8673 7564 or 028 8673 7870
Fisherman’s thatched cottage about 300 years old

Craanford Mills
Tel. 055 28124 or 055 28392
Open: daily June-Aug, weekends only in May and Sep
17th century restored watermill.

Tel. 061 360788 or 061 367178 for details
Open: daily mid-April-end Sep, 10am-6pm
50 acre Living Past Experience with homesteads, artefacts, animals, and 16th century Craggaunowen Castle.

Crookstown Mill
Midlands East
Tel. 059 862 3222
Open: not given on the web
Detached three-bay three-storey rubble stone corn mill with attic, dating from c.1840; restored in 20th cen; cast-iron waterwheel; mill race; private home so check locally to see if museum on baking and milling and local history still open

Crown Liquor Saloon
Northern Ireland
46 Great Victoria St, Belfast
Tel. 028 9027 9901
Open: pub hours
National Trust. High Victorian pub with gas lighting, rich ornamentation, snugs.

Culmore Artillery Fort
Derry (Londonderry)
Northern Ireland
At Culmore Point on the River Foyle, Derry
Tel. 028 7126 7284
Used in the defense of Derry city. The stone tower viewed today dates from late medieval times. Parts of the site are Scheduled Historic Monuments.

Custom House, Dublin
Dublin City
Greater Dublin
Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Tel. 0 1 888 2538
Open: mid-March-Nov, Mon-Fri, 10am-12.30pm, Sat-Sun, 2-5pm; Nov-mid-March, Wed-Fri, 10am-12.30pm, Sun, 2-5pm
18th century building with copper dome decorated with clock faces; originally built for city's tax commissioners; visitor centre has history of the building

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Desmond Castle/Wine Museum
Tower house with museum of wine
Cork St, Kinsale
Tel. 353 21 477 4855; off season phone 353 21 477 2263
Open: mid April-Oct, daily, 10am-6pm, last admission 45 min before closing
Early 1500s urban tower house with keep, domestic offices, and storehouses; National monument originally built for a custom house, also has been ordnance store, prison, and workhouse; guided tours and self guided exhibition; home of the museum of wine with exhibition

Desmond Hall
Newcastle West, town square
Tel. 069 77408
Open: mid June-mid Sep, daily, 10am-6pm, by guided tour only
Two storey mid-15th century hall with vaulted lower chamber; adjoining tower; oak musician’s gallery; limestone hooded fireplace; parking nearby

Downhill Estate and Mussenden Temple
Derry (Londonderry)
Northern Ireland
107 Sea Road, Castlerock
Tel. 028 7084 8728
Open: grounds all year; temple from mid March-May, 11am-6pm, weekends; June daily from 11am-6pm, July and Aug open until 7pm; Sep, 11-am 6pm weekends; Oct, 11am-5pm, weekends.
National Trust. 18th century estate on a headland with north coast views; Mussenden Temple, mausoleum, gardens, and ruins.

Dublin City Hall
Dublin City
Greater Dublin
Cork Hill, Dame St, Dublin 2
Tel. 0 1 672 2204
Open: Mon-Sat, 10am-5.15pm, Sun and BH, 2-5pm
Neo-classical building of 1779; multi-media exhibitiion tracing the evolution of Dublin from 1170 with emphasis on civic government; display of the civic regalia and city treasures; computer interactive, films, models, and costumes; works of art showing the city history
Web: City Hall

Duncannon Fort
Duncannon, Ring of Hook, Waterford harbour
Tel. 051 389454
Open: June-Sep, daily, 10am-5.30pm; guided tours available 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm
16th century star shaped fort with lighthouse; rampart walks; maritime museum; art centre; craft shop; internet café
Web: Duncannon Fort

Dunfanaghy Workhouse
Dunfanaghy village outskirts
Tel. 074 913 6540
Open: 10am-5pm weekdays, 12-5pm weekends
Story of workhouse, art gallery, craft shop, coffee shop

Dwyer McAlister Cottage
Midlands East
Derrynamuck, Knockanarrigan
Tel. 353 404 45325
Open: mid June-mid Sep, daily, 2-6pm
Traditional thatched cottage built of local stone; restored to original farm after being destroyed by fire; exhibition

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Elphin Windmill and Mill Cottage Agricultural Museum
Tel. 071 35181/35270
Open: 10am-6pm, daily
Historic working thatched windmill and agricultural museum

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Glencolumkille Folk village
Tel. 0749730017
Open: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun from noon, guided tours
Thatched cottages, teahouse with homemade foods, bakery, craft shop

Government Buildings
Dublin City
Greater Dublin
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Tel. 0 1 662 4888
Open: by 30 minute tour on Sat at 10.30am, 11.15am, noon, and 12.45pm; tickets are free but have to be picked up at the National Gallery on the day
Historic civic buildings

Derry (Londonderry)
Northern Ireland
Guildhall Square, Derry
Tel. 028 7137 7335
Open: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Neo-Gothic building dates from 1887.

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Hezlett House
Derry (Londonderry)
Northern Ireland
107 Sea Road, Castlerock; On A2 Coleraine to Downhill Rd, north-west of Coleraine and close to Castlerock
Tel. 028 2073 1582
Open: end March-end Sep, daiy, 10am-5pm
National Trust property; thatched cottage and farmyard buildings with 300-year-old timber frames and cruck-truss roof construction; refreshments at visitor reception; parking

Hill of Lloyd Tower
Midlands East
Near Kells in a park
Tel. 046 9240064 or 046 9241549
18th century tower

Hook Lighthouse
Tel. 051 397055
Open: June/July/August 9.30 am to 6 pm; May/September 9.30 am to 5.30 pm; rest of year 9.30 am to 5 pm; by guided tour only every half hour--see website for tour times
Almost intact 13th century operational lighthouse; tour to top with 115 steps to climb; craft shop; cafe; parking
Web: Hook Lighthouse

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Ifield Watermill
East and West Sussex
South-east Counties
Hyde Drive, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex
Tel. 0 1293 539 088
Open: May-Sep, last Sun of the month, 2.30-5pm; groups by prior arrangement
Working corn mill powered by original source; four floors of displays on milling and agricultural equipment and details of the mill history and past owners; parking; shop; all floors disabled access
Web: Ifield Watermill

Irish National Heritage Park
Ferrycarrig, Wexford
Tel. 053 20733
Open: year round, daily, 9.30am-6.30pm
35 acre heritage trail presents current day representative models of historic buildings; restaurant; AV presentation
Web: Irish National Heritage Park

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James Joyce House of the Dead
Dublin City
Greater Dublin
15 Usher’s Island, Dublin 8
Tel. 01 86 163 5285
Open: not given
Literary and historic building where Joyce wrote “The Dead”

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Kilmainham Gaol and Museum
Dublin City
Greater Dublin
Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Tel. 0 1 453 5984
Open: April-Sep, 9.30am-5pm, daily; Oct-March, Mon-Sat, 9.30am-4pm, Sun, 10am-5pm; busy site in summer
One of largest unoccupied gaols in Europe; exhibition on political and penal history of the prison and its restoration; tea-room; no parking; very busy site in summer; very cold in winter

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Lifeforce Corn Mill
The Mill Rock, Cavan town centre
Tel. 049 62722
Open: daily, May-Sep, admission charge
Restored 19th century mill; coffee house

Lough Rynn Estate
Tel. 071 96 31427
Woodlands, walled gardens, restaurant, craft shop, nature trails, guided tours of historic buildings.

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Maynooth College Visitor Centre and Ecclesiastical Museum
Midlands East
St Patrick’s College, Maynooth
Tel. 0 1 708 3576; 0 1 628 5222
Open: Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 2-6pm
Guided tours; historic buildings; shop; museum; gardens
Web: Maynooth College

Mizen Head Visitor Centre
Tel. 028 35115
Open: mid March-May and Oct, daily, 10.30am-5pm; June-Sep, daily, 10.30am-6pm; Nov-March, Sat and Sun, 11am-4pm
Former lighthouse keeper’s home now a maritime museum; 99 steps down cliff and over suspension bridge to reach it; also a visitor centre at the carpark; cafe; dramatic views

Muckross House, Gardens, and Traditional Farm
Kerry (South)
Ross Rd, from Killarney
Killarney National Park, Kerry (south)
Tel. 0 64 70142
Open: house: July-end Aug, daily, 9am-7pm, other months 9am-5.30pm. Farm, daily, June-Sep, 10am-6pm; May, daily, 1-6pm; March, April and Oct, weekends only, 1-6pm
National Park Information Centre; 1843 historic house; sunken garden; rock garden; grounds; walled garden centre; 1930s farm with labourer's cottage, carpenter's workshop, harness maker and blacksmith's forge; shops; restaurant; special events; parking
Web: Muckross House

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Navan Centre and Fort
Northern Ireland
County Armagh
81 Killylea Road
Armagh BT60 4LD
Tel. 028 3752 9644
Open: April 1 - 30 Sep, daily, 10am-7pm; last admission 5.30pm; Oct-end March, daily, 10am-4pm; last admission 3pm
Archaeological site of Emain Macha, ancient seat of Ulster kings and queens; interactive exhibition; AV show of myths and legends of the Ulster Cycle; demonstrations of Celtic cooking, weaving, farming and more; guided walks of the fort; disabled access in the centre; picnic area; shop; parking; restaurant

Newman House, Dublin
Dublin City
Greater Dublin
85-86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Tel. 0 1 671 67422
Open: June, July and Aug, Tue-Fri; tours at noon, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm
Two Georgian buildings famous for their plaster decoration; eighteenth-century interiors

Newmills Corn and Flax Mills
Churchill Rd, Newmills
Three miles south of Letterkenny
Tel. 074 91 25115
Open: June-end Sep, daily, 10am-6.30pm
Historic mill with one building 400 years old; one of largest waterwheels in Ireland still working to drive corn mill machinery; exhibitions; car park

Newtown Castle
Tel. 0 65 707 7200
Open: May-mid Sep, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.
16th century restored tower house

Newtowncashel Heritage Centre
Midlands East
Tel. 043 25336
Open June-Sep, 2-5pm.
Traditional Irish farmhouse with parlour, kitchen, bedroom complete with furniture, tools, etc. from the 1930s.

No. 2 Pery Square
Limerick City
Tel. 061 314130
Georgian house

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Old Coastguard Station
Tel. 094 9025500
Open June-end Aug, Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

Omagh Courthouse
Northern Ireland
High Street, Omagh
Tel. 028 8224 2056
Listed building with courtrooms of original character; reputed to have a resident friendly ghost.

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Palace Stables Heritage Centre
Northern Ireland
Palace Demesne, Armagh
Tel. 028 37 529 629
Open: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, on Sun from 2-5pm, but in July and Aug from 1-5.30pm
Restored 1770 Georgian stables block; Heritage Centre; guided tours; exhibition; chapel; sensory gardens, craft shop, restaurant.

Patterson’s Spade Mill
Northern Ireland
751 Antrim Rd, Templepatrick
Tel. 028 9443 3619
Open: Mill: March, Sun only from 2-6pm; April, May, Sep, Sat and Sun; June-Aug, Wed-Mon.
Working water-driven spade mill with guided tour; details on history and culture of turf and garden spade; AV presentation.

Poets Cottage
Midlands East
Tel. not given
Open: not given
Replica cottage related to daily life in 1800 rural Ireland

Power House
Derry (Londonderry)
Northern Ireland
Off B192, a mile south of Limavady at Roe Valley Country Park
Tel. 028 7772 2074
Open: car park always; Visitor Centre, daily Easter-Sep, 9am-6pm; Sep-Easter, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
Ulster's oldest hydroelectric station with restored rural industrial buildings and ruined water mills; riverside walks; history trail.

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Queen’s University Visitor Centre
Northern Ireland
Lanyon Bldg, University Rd, Belfast
city bus 70/71, 69
Tel. 028 9097 5252
Open: year round, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm; May-Sep, also open Sat, 10am-4pm and Sun, 1-4pm
Information point; exhibitions; shop; university buildings include a red Tudor style brick building, an Italianate building, and a university square; special exhibitions; one hour guided tours on Sat at noon
Web: Queen’s University Belfast Visitor Centre

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Reginald’s Tower
The Quay, Waterford
Tel. 353 51 304 220
Open: Easter-May and Oct, daily, 10am-5pm; June-Sep, daily, 10am-6pm; Nov-Easter, Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm; closed Christmas week
Circular tower built in early 13th century to help defend the city; second phase dates from 15th century; exhibition

Riverstown Corn Mill
Midlands East
Tel. 042 9376157 or 042 9376310
18th century corn mill

Rock of Dunamase
Midlands East
N80, four miles out of Portlaoise to Carlow
Tel. 0 57 862 1178
Open: open site
Early pre-Norman fortress and medieval village remains, one of largest in Ireland; on limestone outcrop with hilltop views; pillaged by Vikings in 842; later Anglo-Norman fortification

Roslea Heritage Centre
Northern Ireland
Tel. 028 6775 1750
Open: April-Sep, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.
1874 schoolhouse; traditional farming implements, famine exhibition, tearoom, shop, crafts.

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Scrabo Country Park and Tower
Northern Ireland
203A Scrabo Rd, Signposted from Newtownards, overlooks Strangford Lough
Tel. 028 9181 1491
Open: tower open Easter-Sep, Sat-Thu, 10.30am-6pm or by arrangement. park: open site
Views over countryside from top of tower; exhibition and AV show; woodland walks

Sextons House
Midlands East
Tel. 0502 31653
Open: not given
Mid 19th century furnished cottage

Silverbrook Mills
Northern Ireland
Brook Road, Donemana, Strabane
Tel. 028 7139 7097
Open: phone for details.
Restored corn, flax and sawmills on one site. Interpretive display, tearoom, gift shop.

Skerries Mills Industrial and Heritage Center and Town Park
Greater Dublin
Skerries, County Dublin
Tel. 0 1 849 5208
Open: April-end Sep, daily, 10.30am-5.30pm; Oct-end March, daily, 10.30am-4.30pm; closed Dec school holidays
Early 16th century mills and park; watermill, 5-sail windmill, 4-sail windmill and associated mill races, mill pond and wetlands; guided tours; shop; cafe; parking
Web: Skerries Mills

Sligo Folk Park
Millview House, Riverstown
Tel. 0 71 916 5001
Open: third week May-end Sep, daily, 10am-5pm; restaurant not open weekends
Experience of rural life and heritage around the late 19th century; cottage and farmyard; craft shop; museum and exhibition hall; village street; forge; coffee shop; special events; parking
Web: Sligo Folk Park

Stormont--Parliament Buildings
Northern Ireland
Upper Newtownards Rd, Belfast; citybus 24
Open: in public park, until 7.30pm
Can view great hall but rest of building closed.

Swiss Cottage
Tipperary (South)
Kilcommon, Cahir
Tel. 052 41144 or 052 41011
Open: mid March-mid April, mid Oct-mid Nov, Tue-Sun and BH, 10am-1pm, 2-6pm; mid April-mid Oct, daily 10am-6pm; by guided tour only; very busy site
1800s building built to John Nash design; spiral staircase; decorated rooms; one of first commercially produced Parisian wallpapers in the salon; car park

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Tarbet Bridewell Courthouse and Jail
Kerry (North)
Shannon area
Tel. 0 68 36500
Open: daily, April-Oct, 10am-6pm
Historic house of 1831 built of cut limestone; served as a courthouse and jail for 100 years; cells and yards for temporary confinement of prisoners before removal to the county Jail in Tralee; ceased operating as a jail in 1874 but continued as a courthouse for 75 more years; exhibition on 19th century justice; shop, coffee shop, events; Tourist Information Centre and museum located in the courthouse
Web: Tarbet Bridewell Courthouse and Jail

Tarbet House
Kerry (North)
Tel. 0 68 36 198
Open: June, July, Mon-Sat, 10am-noon; 2-4pm
Queen Anne, Georgian building with 17th century furniture and buildings

Templetown Mausoleum
Northern Ireland
Estate boundary of Castle Upton, Templepatrick
Tel. 028 9751 0721
Open: open site
1789 tomb in care of National Trust, designed by Robert Adam.

Thoor Ballylee
Gort, off Gort-Limerick road N66
Tel. 091 631436
Open: June-Sep, 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat.
Norman tower, museum with AV presentation, riverside walk, ancient mill, tourist office.

Timahoe Round Tower
Midlands East
Center of Timahoe village
Tel. NA
Open: open site
Round tower built in 1100s on site earlier monastery founded c 600; approximately 30 metres and 17 metres wide at base; windows; carved Romanesque doorway; 15th century church ruin, turned into a castle is on the site

Tintern Abbey
Tel. 051 562650
Open: daily, June-Sep, 9.30am-6pm; tours in July and Aug.
17th century home by tour.

Tullaherin Round Tower
Tel. 056 772 4482 or 056 772 4240
9th century ruined tower and 11th century church, rural folk museum

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Upperlands Linen Museum
Derry (Londonderry)
Northern Ireland
William Clark And Sons Limited Factory Tour
Upperlands, three miles north-east of Maghera
Tel. 028 7954 7200 or 028 7964 2214
Open: factory tours on Wed, must phone to book; museum open by arrangement Mon-Thu; phone.
Linen fabrics for the clothing industry made here; Beetling machines in operation. Interpretive display.

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Waterloo Round Tower
Blarney, on town outskirts
Tel. 021 4273251
A folly

Wellbrook Beetling Mill
Northern Ireland
20 Wellbrook Road, Cookstown, off Cookstown-Omagh road A 505 or Orritor road A53
Tel. 028 8675 1735
Open: April-end June, weekends and BH, 2-6pm; July-Aug, Sat-Thu, 2-6pm; end first week Sep-end Sep, Sat and Sun, 1-5pm; also open several days in March--check website for exact dates; shown by tour
National Trust property; 18th century water powered linen making hammer mill; linen making demonstrations; walks; small shop; picnic area; living history days; parking
National Trust Northern Ireland

Wicklow Gaol
Midlands East
Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town
At southern end of Wicklow beside the courthouse and market square
Tel. 0404 61599
Open: mid March-end Oct, daily, 10am-6pm, by 1 hour tour only, leaves every 10 minutes
Historic gaol of 1702; tour of cells and dungeons tells history of the gaol through interactive displays, reconstruction, and drama; shop; cafe; picnic area; limited parking
Web: Wicklow Historic Gaol

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