Welcome to Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park
Travel through time and experience a unique outdoor adventure exploring tradition, heritage, nature, and activity! Meet the ancient Irish warrior Lugh, explore the roots of Irish music, or journey through the past and discover how rural communities lived throughout time – all in a visit to Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park!
Dún na Sí (pronounced Doon na Shee) translates from Irish as “the fort of the fairies”. It is named after the local folklore that some lone hawthorn bushes (often known as fairy bushes) once marked the presence of a ‘fairy fort’ which previously existed in our Park. Located in the heart of Ireland at the Gateway between Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, our beautiful award-winning Park is easily accessible for visits from all over Ireland. We are located in Moate, Co. Westmeath; just 75 minutes from Dublin and an hour from Galway.
2021 Re-Opening Announcement
Our Heritage Park will reopen on Monday 10 May 2021. Entry will now be by online pre-booking only. Timed entry slots can be booked on our Tickets page. Family Membership holders can contact us directly to book a timed slot in our system. We ask all visitors to comply with this system to ensure the security and comfort of all of our staff and users, and allow for good practice in social distancing and Covid safety. We also ask that only one representative per booked group should check in at the Heritage Park Reception area ahead of your timed entry slot. Dún na Sí Heritage Park look forward to welcoming everyone back again, and to delivering a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience for all of our visitors this summer!
Reviews from Trip Advisor
Brought my two youngest (4 and 7) here for a walk. Absolutely stunning, beautiful artwork as you go around and a very good playground for the kids, animals such as goats and donkeys too. Spent two hours here in total, highly recommend!
Chantelle —Jul 2020
Hidden gem that exceeded expectations
Lovely, fun and informative displays and exhibits ranging from historical to folklore and everything in between.
JenTheLostExplorer —Aug 2020
Fantastic spot for all ages!
I was so pleasantly surprised at how great it is, for all ages, how have I never heard of here before!! The heritage cottages/huts are brilliantly replicated with full access so you can roam around inside, with plenty of information as you follow the trail.
KatieJ —Sep 2020
Heritage Park Map
Click or tap our interactive map to see what you can do at Dún na sí Heritage Park