What is the Knights & Conquests Heritage Centre Experience?
Granard in Co. Longford is the site of Ireland’s tallest Norman Motte, built in 1199. The Knights & Conquests Heritage Centre is adjacent to this site and tells the story of the Norman invasion of Ireland. With a wealth of audio-visual and interactive displays to discover, it is a wonderful place to spend a few hours’ exploring for adults and children alike.
How long does the complete experience take?
We recommend that you allow at least 1 hour for your visit. As the site is part-guided/ part self-guided you can take as long as you like. We recommended 1 Hour & 30 minutes for group visits of 10+.
Do I need to book ahead?
Bookings preferred. Walk-in’s welcome.
Groups requested to book ahead.
What are your opening hours?
Spring 2023 Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9.00-17.00
(First tour: 10.00, last admission 16.00)
Saturday & Sunday: Tours by Request, please pre-book.
What time is the last entry/tour of the day?
Visitors can enter for a tour 1 hour before closing.
Can I book tickets online?
What happens if I missed my pre-booked tour time?
If you arrive late we will try to accommodate you on the next available slot.
If I am running late, can I change my tour time?
If you are unable to make your pre-booked tour time please phone us on 087 700 6715 as soon as possible and we will re-schedule your tour time if at all possible.
Is the Knights & Conquests Heritage Centre suitable for children?
Yes, we are a family-focused tourist attraction that will appeal to all age groups. We welcome school groups of all ages from both Primary and Secondary schools.
Is the experience wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Everything at the Knights & Conquests Heritage Centre is on one level and fully accessible by wheelchair users.
Do you have a gift/souvenir shop?
Not yet. We hope to open our gift shop in Spring 2024.
Is photography (specifically flash photography) allowed?
Yes. We encourage you to photograph yourself here and share on Social Media, but videography is unfortunately not allowed.
Do you have parking?
Yes. We have parking on site for up to 40 cars as well as tour buses and coaches.