Valentia Heritage Centre
    Ionad Oidhreachta Dairbhre
  Knightstown, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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Valentia Heritage Display and Information Centre

Open 1 April until 30 September
10:30 - 5:00 daily
(Other times by arrangement)

Valentia Heritage Centre
School Road
Knightstown, Valentia Island
Co. Kerry, Ireland

International: +353 66 9476411
Ireland: 066-9476411

Keep in touch with what's happening at the Centre on the News page.

The Heritage Centre now has an information page - check there for the latest news.

See also the new Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail website, which shows many more locations to view on Valentia and in the surrounding area.

The Centre was founded and opened by Tessa O'Connor in 1986 as a volunteer-run non-profit organisation, which it remains today.

Here we invite you to read our story, and to become part of it.

This is not a museum so much as a meeting place of Today and Yesterday, of You and Us. No reverent hush - but a hubbub of lively conversation as people describe and compare their own histories and lifestyles.

Discover things to do, places to go, more people to meet, and each other.

The Centre is housed in the former Knightstown National School, which was built in 1861, extended in 1911, and closed in 1976. There are three main display rooms: The School-Room; Island and Harbour; and The Transatlantic Telegraph. See what's on view in each room on the Exhibits page, and click on the links at the top of each page for more information on our activities and facilities.

In our ever more crowded, busy world, Valentia still offers a haven to the traveller, a tranquil, easy-going pace of life, a small, welcoming community which invites you to share its own special place.

Come and stay ... get to know us!

The Valentia Heritage Centre, housed in the
former Knightstown National School building

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