Glinsk Heritage Park is a major Community Project being developed by Glinsk Community Development Society Ltd. The site was originally purchased by the community in 1995 and work immediately began on the development of the 13-acre site and work has been ongoing since 1995.
The Foundation stone for Glinsk Heritage Park was laid by Mr Charles Lynch, Chief Executive of the Galway County Enterprise Board on November 30th 1995.
Also in picture are Micho Kelly(RIP), Fr. Tom Garvey, Michael Grady and Marty Ward. In the background are pupils of Glinsk NS who attended the ceremony.
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The Glinsk Heritage Park will be a celebration of Irish Culture and Heritage -an opportunity to "walk back in time " tracing the development of the Irish people from the hunters of mesolithic times to the Golden Age of Ireland's Christian period.
Few people can visualise what these times were like. This project proposes to recreate how people live, worshiped and buried their dead.
A visit to the Glinsk Heritage Park will be like no other you can imagine. Surprises will await around every turn as this proposed remarkable heritage trail.
From campsite to Ringfort, from mill to Fulacht Fiadh, from Crannog to an early Christin site
The world you enter will be an authentic recreation of Ireland's heritage. Homesteads, places of ritual, burial modes and long forgotten remains will enlighten the casual visitor and interest the scholar.
Everywhere you go there will be opportunities for discovery and learning.
Chat with guides, delight in the tour and experience the grinding of grain in the Horizontal Water Mill.
Within the park, children will have a unique opportunity to experience Ireland's heritage in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. Special programmes and family fun days will entertain and delight children, it will be a place where history is happening everyday
Our aim is to ensure that every visit to the Glinsk Heritage Park will be a time you will never forget.
This project when competed will enable you to leave today behind and begin and unforgettable journey through 9000 years of Irish history
Present Investment in this project totals over 300.000, which includes site purchase , design work for reception building and 15 Heritage sites, development of lakes, pathways, the placement of ten stone
to complete this project a further 500,000 is being sort through various funding agencies, however we welcome investment of any amount,
The Ireland Fund sponsored the building of the Crannog last year.
Please contact us for further information