Places to Visit
The following are examples of places throughout Ireland where school parties may see energy in action. The list does not claim to be exhaustive and teachers may well know of sites in their area not mentioned here. Please email us if you do.
Changes may occur in the following information. In all cases, school parties should make prior arrangements before visiting any of these sites.
• Environmental Education
• Renewable and non renewable energy
• Other Environmentally Friendly Places to Visit
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Lifetime Lab at Old Cork Waterworks, Lee Road, Cork
Visitors of all ages will enjoy a visit to the Lifetime Lab with their modern interactive exhibition, steam plant, beautifully restored buildings, children's playground and marvellous views over the River Lee. Tel: 021 494 1500 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skerries Mill,Skerries, Co. Dublin
An industrial heritage museum showcasing wind and water energy. A unique collection of two windmills and a waterfall with associated mill pond, mill races and wetlands.
Tel: 01 8495208; Fax: 01 8495213;Email:email@example.com
Bealick Mill,Macroom, Co Cork
Restored mill, video showing mill working, famine display and local craft shop
Tel: 026 42 811; Fax: 026 43 698; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Horizontal Watermill,Ferrycarrig, Co.Wexford.
Contact: Irish National Heritage Park
Tel: 053-9120733; Fax: 053 9120911; Emailinfo@inhp.com
Newmills Corn and Flax Mills,Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Working water-powered corn mill. Audiovisual display. Guided tours available.Open May to September Limited access for persons with a disability
Tel: 074 9125115 ; Email:email@example.com
Hydraulics & Maritime Research Centre,University College, Cork
Tel: 021-902165; Fax:021-343580; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Blennerville Windmill,Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny Street, Tralee, Co Kerry.
Ireland’s only commercially operated windmill. It is also the tallest of its kind in Europe: 21.3 metres high. This 18th century windmill is now open to the public. The adjoining building houses interesting exhibitions on emigration and the history of milling.
Tel: 066-7121064 ; Fax: 066 7121064; Email:email@example.com
Wind Turbine at Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Co Louth
The world's first large commercial wind turbine on a college campus. No fee or pupils and teachers:
Tel: 042 9370574; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
B9 Energy O&M Ltd, Willowbank Road, Larne, Co. Antrim BT40 2SF
Renewable energy demonstration office
Tel: 048 2826 3900; Fax:048 28263901; Email:email@example.com
Elphin Windmill, Elphin,Co. Roscommon
Tel: 078-35187 / 078-35695; Fax: 071 9635181
Tacumshin Windmill, Co. Wexford.
Contact: Wexford Tourist Information Office
Bord na Mona Wind Farm, Bellacorick, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Visit an operating windfarm. Tel: 096-53002
Energy Agency Office,Spa House, Mallow, Co. Cork
Energy conservation and renewable energy. No charge for teachers and pupils, open monday to friday.
Tel: 022-43610 ; Fax:022-43678; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Gartan Outdoor Education Centre,Church Hill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Woodchip biomass boiler and fuel shed. The Centre is open all year round.
Tel: 074 91 37032;Fax:074 91 37254; Email:email@example.com
Forest Park Leisure Centre, Courtown, Co. Wexford
The Forest Park Leisure centre have installed a wind turbine and biomass boiler to provide renewable energy to the centre. Contact the centre to arrange a tour. There is no charge to see their renewable technologies but if your school wishes to use the pool/ gym etc. see web for prices
Tel: 05394 24849; Fax: 05394 24853; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tralee & Dingle Steam Railway, Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Bord Na Mona Bog Tour,Shannonbridge, Athlone, Co. Offaly.
Bord Na Mona Bog Tour aboard the Clonmacnoise & West Offaly Railway Open April - early Oct.
Tel: 090 9674450; Fax: 090 96210; Email:email@example.com
|ESB Generating Stations|
|To arrange a visit to your local ESB generating stations write to the station manager. The stations are listed according to which sources of energy are used to generate electricity. Further information on www.esb.ie|
|Gas fuelled power plants:|
- Aghada Generating Station, Whitegate, Midleton, Co Cork
- North Wall Generating Station, Alexandra Road, Dublin 1
- Poolbeg Generating Station, Pigeon House Harbour, Dublin 4.
|Oil fired generating station:|
- Great Island Generating Station, Campile, New Ross, Co Wexford.
- Tarbert Generating Station, Tarbert, Co Kerry
- Marina Generating Station, Centre Park Road, Co Cork
|Coal fuelled generating station:|
- Moneypoint Generating Station, Kilrush, Co Clare
|Hydropower generating station|
- Ardnacrusha Generating Station, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare.
- ESB Lee Generating Station, Inniscarra, Co Cork
|Peat fuelled generating station|
|Lough Ree power station, Shannonbridge, Co Offaly|
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Brigit's Garden, Roscahill, Co.Galway
The Educational Centre at Brigit's Garden offers cross-curriculum visits related to the natural environment and Irish Heritage. Educational visits arelinked to key strands of the SESE curriculum.
Tel: 091 550905; Fax: 091 550491; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecos Millennium Environmental Centre, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
See the alternative energy technologies and enjoy an outdoor tour to explorethe wetland and woodland habitats including a willow dome construction and reed bed filtration system.School and youth group visits for all ages can be arranged.
Tel: +44 (0) 28 2566 4400
Kerry Earth Education Centre, Gortbrack Organic Farm, Ballyseedy, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Organic food, habitats & biodiversity. Opening hours and days: by appointment only
Tel: 066 7137011; Email:email@example.com
Field Studies Council Derrygonnelly Centre, Creamery St, Derrygonnelly, Co. Fermanagh BT93 6HW
FSC Derrygonnelly Centre offers environmental education through hands on experience.
Ph: +44 (0)28 68641673 ; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonairte, The National Ecology Centre,The Ninch, Laytown, Co. Meath
Solar modules, solar powered weather station, solar powered system which powered RTE video of Himalayan ascent. Opening hours and days: Tours and group visits are available all year round by appointment
Tel: 041 9827572 ; Fax :041-9828130 ; Email:email@example.com
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