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Valentia Heritage Centre

Knightstown, Valentia Island, Ireland
+353 66 947 6411
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“old school” (6 reviews)
“island life” (2 reviews)
“local history” (2 reviews)
Knightstown, Valentia Island, Ireland
+353 66 947 6411
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is an old school house which was interesting in itself. The place is really very old fashioned in its presentation & layout and looks like several very interested researchers wrote up the history for something local. It could do with an overhaul but that'd...More

Thank PennyWalters
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on way to Skellig Michael. More tourist than information but we all need coffee and trinkets

1  Thank BishRon
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This location is well worth the visit. I have been here several times in the past and brought the kids and my partner this time. Needless to say they loved it! So much to see and do.

1  Thank paidir65
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This Heritage centre is well worth a visit.. There was so much to see and read here. We could have stayed here for the whole day.. its a must visit....

1  Thank shineadf5
Reviewed 16 July 2017

A location NOT to be missed. A fascinating history of Valentia well documented and located in the old schoolhouse in Knightstown. Allow yourself ample time to take in all that is there.

1  Thank michael k
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The old school is crammed with information and artefacts about the island. It is astonishing to see how much influence this island has had on the world of today, particularly the trans Atlantic cable, communications, slate quarrying, charting etc. Not to mention the botanist Maude...More

1  Thank kmdub
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This attraction gives you great information about the island, there is so much information about the area and it is laid out in different sections in the old school house.

2  Thank ArdMhacha
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Valentia Island recently amd came upon this Heritage Centre. Really enjoyed my visit. The gentleman was very helpful. Such a wealth of information and artifacts on display. Thoroughly enjoyed visiting.

2  Thank Gemma P
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was a bad weather option for us but we were all pleased we went. A very strange mix of things from the islands past and for me the history of the trans Atlantic cable was the most interesting.

2  Thank Arkadas
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A sweet little centre in a lovely old village building with really interesting stuff to read - photos - well curated with different areas of interest and very friendly staff. Definitely worth an hour of your time to wander round.

2  Thank eekogirl
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