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Address: Knightstown, Valentia Island, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-947-6411

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a must on Valencia Island

Very interesting local museum put together by the local people. Helpful custodians and a wide range of stuff relating to the island. Not only a school room but comprehensive info... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Devizes, United Kingdom

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting local museum put together by the local people. Helpful custodians and a wide range of stuff relating to the island. Not only a school room but comprehensive info about the transatlantic cables that landed at the island, the people, the bridge and the radio station. The '60's vintage display cards are being upgraded to digital standards, but I... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

In all my years visiting Valentia Island this was my first visit to the Heritage centre and it is full of amazing information I am so cross that I haven't visited before now. The old school house is divided up into several areas of major interest on the Island from the Slate quarry to the Cable Station. I would suggest... More 

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Palmyra Maine USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We found this place by accident, what a wonderful accident. An island reached by bridge from the mainland, quaint

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Ormstown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This little museum gives you a real feel for life on the Island in times gone by. It is packed filled with exhibits and information. We enjoyed our time spent there and left with a much better understanding of Valentia Island.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The heritage center provided a very complete and interesting presentation of the history of the unique island, Skellig Michael. It was the next best thing to visiting the island and climbing the 650 steps.

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Valentia Island, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A very informative museum. The entrance price reflects the vast amount of refurbishment and preservation which is carried out annually with no financial aid from any sources. The Centre goes to extreme lengths to keep fees as low as possible and is run purely by volunteers from the Island. This is a good place to visit and this year moves... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A gem of a museum developed by the community, depicts the life and times past living on the Island, farming and fishing, school days, football and its history. Here you will learn the incredible story of the internet of 1858, the development of the first long distance telegraph cable connecting Valentia to Newfoundland. Notice on your way from Portmagee you... More 

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is located just outside of the main centre of Knightstown. Its a small venue but it contains lots of information about the island. The only negative, is its so quiet in there it almost feels like a library and even your footsteps across the floor echo quite loudly. In one room there is a school style set up, which... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Excellent resource for family school records. The displays and exhibits were fantastic! Definitely worth a visit!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

A really well designed Centre that tells the tale of the islands really well. Friendly staff and a lovely cafe

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Address: Knightstown, Valentia Island, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-947-6411
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Valentia Island

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