The Ballinamuck Visitor Centre in County Longford is located in the historic former Royal Irish Constabulary barracks in the picturesque village of Ballinamuck in north County Longford. The centre was officially opened by Mary McAleese, then President of Ireland, in July 1999 and houses a fascinating and lively exhibition.
The fateful events of the Battle of Ballinamuck on the 8th of September 1798 are vividly presented with eyewitness accounts from local people and officers of the opposing armies. The exhibition explains the background to these events and the national and international significance of the collision of forces around this County Longford village.
After learning about the impressive history of the area you may tread the ground where the battle took place, visiting the many historically significant sites.
Opening times vary so please contact before travelling.
Consider doing the Ballinamuck Bog Walk. It is an easy, 5km loop walk and great for connecting with nature.