Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

Counties Wicklow & Kildare

Developed on an area of cutaway bog, where peat has been extracted for commercial purposes, this award-winning, family-oriented park offers a huge range of activities. A woodland trail leads past various points of interest including a recreation of an Iron Age hut and an enchanting fairy village. Boardwalks lead out over the half-drowned bog to wildlife hides. There’s also a pet farm, crazy golf, an adventure playground and a heritage railway providing 15-minute rides.

Set aside at least half a day to make the most of a visit.

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Nearby Counties Wicklow & Kildare attractions

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