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Looking to explore off the beaten track and get under the skin of Ireland, but stuck with shallow information from unreliable sources? Our itineraries, articles and courses are created by Ireland’s leading experts in heritage & sustainable tourism. Helping you to enjoy a more meaningful experience and deeper connection with Ireland.

Join Tuatha Today

Tuatha is the online membership resource for those who want to enjoy a more meaningful connection with Ireland, and those who want to experience the very best of Ireland’s landscapes and heritage. Tuatha is delivered by leading experts in Irish archaeology and sustainable tourism.

When you become a member, you can explore more than 10,000 years of Irish stories – and create some of your own! Tuatha lets you discover Ireland’s past on your own terms. We’ll help you to go far beyond the veneer, to experience Ireland in a way that most people never get to see.

With richly detailed articles full of practical tips and beautifully illustrated itineraries, Tuatha is a rich source of reliable, in-depth knowledge, making sure you never miss an important site or secret spot. For those who want to go even further, you can immerse yourself in Ireland’s story with our innovative online courses and virtual tours. Our members also enjoy priority for our tours and talks, where you can interact with Ireland’s leading experts in heritage and archaeology.

If you’d like to develop a deeper connection with Ireland and really get to know the old place, or if you need inspiration for a day trip, a holiday to remember, or simply want to dig a little bit deeper into the past, let Tuatha be your guide.

Looking to explore off the beaten track and get under the skin of Ireland, but stuck with shallow information from unreliable sources? Our itineraries, articles and courses are created by Ireland’s leading experts in heritage & sustainable tourism. Helping you to enjoy a more meaningful experience and deeper connection with Ireland.

Tuatha is the online membership resource for those who want to enjoy a more meaningful connection with Ireland, and those who want to experience the very best of Ireland’s landscapes and heritage. Tuatha is delivered by leading experts in Irish archaeology and sustainable tourism.

When you become a member, you can explore more than 10,000 years of Irish stories – and create some of your own! Tuatha lets you discover Ireland’s past on your own terms. We’ll help you to go far beyond the veneer, to experience Ireland in a way that most people never get to see.

With richly detailed articles full of practical tips and beautifully illustrated itineraries, Tuatha is a rich source of reliable, in-depth knowledge, making sure you never miss an important site or secret spot. For those who want to go even further, you can immerse yourself in Ireland’s story with our innovative online courses and virtual tours. Our members also enjoy priority for our tours and talks, where you can interact with Ireland’s leading experts in heritage and archaeology.

If you’d like to develop a deeper connection with Ireland and really get to know the old place, or if you need inspiration for a day trip, a holiday to remember, or simply want to dig a little bit deeper into the past, let Tuatha be your guide.

Member Benefits

Member Benefits

Unlimited Access to all of our Places to Visit Articles

Become an expert on the sites and monuments of Ireland. Our in depth articles are filled with the hidden details and incredible stories that make these places unique. From their archaeology and history, to folklore and natural heritage, you’ll gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of your favourite places to visit.

Expert Itineraries for Road Trips and Walking Trails

Whether you’re planning an epic adventure or a quick weekend escape, our itineraries will help you see the very best Ireland has to offer. Researched and developed by our team of archaeologists and tourism experts, we make sure to include the iconic must-see monuments as well as the lesser-visited hidden gems to make sure you won’t miss a thing.

Online Courses & Virtual Tours

Develop a deeper understanding of Ireland with our online courses and virtual tours. Get started with an Introduction to Irish Archaeology, or discover some of Ireland’s incredible landscapes and sites with some of Ireland’s leading archaeologists. Join us for monthly webinars, or watch recordings of our past events at your leisure.

Immersive videos and soundscapes

Relax in beautiful Irish scenery and soundscapes with our short mindful videos. Captured during our many visits to sites across Ireland, no matter where you are in the world you can experience the cacophony of a gannet colony on the Great Saltee Island, descend into the underworld in County Roscommon, or follow the gentle flow of water from a holy well.

Explore Ireland with the Experts

Enjoy a more meaningful relationship with Ireland. Don’t miss out, become a member today. Monthly and annual subscriptions available.

Who is Tuatha for?

Who is Tuatha for?

People who live in Ireland

…and who want to discover incredible places they never knew about, or learn more about the places they did. Plan your day trips in advance with detailed articles of sites across Ireland. Written by the experts, you can feel safe knowing Tuatha will only ever give you accurate information and knowledgeable advice.

People who visit Ireland

…and who want to escape from the usual tourist trail to really get under the skin of Ireland. Download one of our expert-crafted itineraries before launching yourself on a self-drive adventure. Or create your own itinerary using our site search functions for a truly unique holiday to remember.

People who love Ireland

…and who want to immerse themselves in Irish landscapes, history and stories. Dive into one of our courses, join us on a webinar, or soak in a soundscape of Ireland. No matter where you are in the world, renew, develop, and strengthen your connections to Ireland’s heritage, culture, and past.

Join Tuatha Today!

Enjoy a more meaningful relationship with Ireland. Don’t miss out, become a member today.

Monthly Membership

25Full Access to All Content for 30 Days
  • Including online courses, places to visit, itineraries and more!
  • The perfect length for a wonderful holiday!
  • Money Back Guarantee

Annual Membership

120Full Access to All Content for a Year
  • A saving of €180 per year on the monthly option!
  • Make exploring Ireland part of your lifestyle!
  • Money Back Guarantee

Some frequently asked questions (if your query isn’t here, please do get in touch and let us know):

Can’t I get a lot of this information for free? What makes Tuatha different to googling or digging into Wikipedia?2023-01-11T09:25:27+00:00

You can certainly get some information on particular places of interest that way, and while some of that is good, there’s unfortunately quite a lot of bad information too. Often copied and pasted from other sources, or compiled by people who have never visited the sites (or in some cases, people who have never even been to Ireland!) 

This means you can’t always trust that you have the right story, or that you even have permission to visit a monument. Or you might miss little hidden features, or another great site that happens to be just down the road if only you knew. Trying to do it all through Google means you have to dig through a lot of stuff to find reliable information.

We are experienced archaeologists and sustainable tourism experts, trusted by national bodies and local authorities all around Ireland. You can rely on our information. In our work for Abarta Heritage we’ve worked with communities across the island, and produced over 50+ audio guides, as well as countless heritage and sustainable tourism audits, and numerous public archaeology projects. Neil has also written acclaimed guidebooks for the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East, as well as hosting the popular Amplify Archaeology Podcast.

Simply put, we live and breathe researching and sharing Ireland’s heritage. You could not be in safer hands.

Why does it cost €120 to join for a year or €25 for a month, where does the money go?2023-01-11T09:21:54+00:00

A membership with Tuatha contributes meaningful support of the Irish heritage industry. We’re a small self-funded company based in Clonmel, Tipperary. By choosing to join Tuatha, you contribute to the wages of our in-house team of archaeologists, heritage professionals and historians, allowing us to pursue valuable research in their fields. This research is then returned to you in expertly-crafted articles, courses, itineraries and webinars, available to all our members.

You will also help support the many researchers, heritage professionals and enthusiasts who love sharing their expertise and passions. When we engage external experts and professionals for talks and tours, we believe in paying them fairly for the time and knowledge they give us.

And by joining it allows us invest even more in running tours and events for members, and to greater engage with the public. We believe Ireland’s incredible heritage belongs to everyone, and that all communities on this island have valuable stories to tell.

What happens if I join and I find it isn’t for me? Is it easy to cancel?2023-01-11T09:15:11+00:00

No problem! If you join and find the membership isn’t for you then you can cancel easily. Monthly members get a 7 day cancellation window, and our annual subscribers get 30 days to change your mind. So if it’s not for you, just let us know and we’ll refund your money with no fuss at all. We want our members to feel like they have made the right decision, both when they first sign up and for the duration of their time with us.

You can cancel your subscription at any time during your membership so it won’t auto-renew, though if you are outside of the money back guarantee window then the refund does not apply.

If I’m a monthly member do I get the same access as an annual membership?2023-01-24T12:33:00+00:00

Yes, our Monthly Members enjoy full access to all our articles, itineraries, courses and the full back catalogue of all our Tuatha Talks just like our Full Members. The only difference is that a monthly membership expires after 30 days and does not automatically renew. So it’s ideal if you’re looking for a short term bit of help with holiday planning, or if you’d like to dip your toe into Tuatha before you commit to an annual option (monthly members receive a discount if they wish to upgrade to become a Full Member).

Is this only for people who have studied Irish archaeology?2023-01-11T09:15:47+00:00

No, not at all! We love helping to connect people to the stories of Ireland. We have a beginners course in Irish archaeology available right now, and we’ll be adding lots of courses as we go. For people already well-versed in Irish archaeology, there are our regular Tuatha Talks featuring some of Ireland’s leading experts on different aspects of archaeology and heritage – from the latest discoveries of Medieval Dublin to the history of Witchcraft in Ireland and more! Our key passion is to connect people to the story of Ireland so they can enjoy more meaningful visits or days out.

So is Tuatha only for tourists?2023-01-11T09:16:11+00:00

No, Tuatha offers so much for people living here in Ireland too. Our itineraries and site posts help you to have great breaks and day trips. And our online courses will help you on your journey to gaining a deeper and more meaningful sense of place. Visiting the wonderful wealth of heritage sites becomes so much more memorable when you know the story behind why that particular site was built there, or the dramatic tales associated with our ancient forts or medieval castles. Ireland is a truly wonderful country, and we want you to explore the best of it.

Is Tuatha only for people living in Ireland, will I get good value if I can’t visit right now?2023-01-11T09:16:34+00:00

The aim of Tuatha is to help you to develop a deeper connection with the stories and landscapes of Ireland. That goes for whether you are actually able to visit the sites or not. We know that there are so many people around the world that are unable to visit Ireland or people who may find it difficult to access some of the more remote or challenging sites, and we want to help them too. So we have immersive videos, lots of stories as well as the courses, to help people feel like they can build those connections. If you are holiday planning from overseas we can really help you too, with our exclusive itineraries and articles that help you to explore the best of Ireland on your own terms.

Tuatha Members walk to Cahergal

A membership with Tuatha contributes meaningful support of the Irish heritage industry.

Some frequently asked questions (if your query isn’t here, please do get in touch and let us know):

Can’t I get a lot of this information for free? What makes Tuatha different to googling or digging into Wikipedia?2023-01-11T09:25:27+00:00

You can certainly get some information on particular places of interest that way, and while some of that is good, there’s unfortunately quite a lot of bad information too. Often copied and pasted from other sources, or compiled by people who have never visited the sites (or in some cases, people who have never even been to Ireland!) 

This means you can’t always trust that you have the right story, or that you even have permission to visit a monument. Or you might miss little hidden features, or another great site that happens to be just down the road if only you knew. Trying to do it all through Google means you have to dig through a lot of stuff to find reliable information.

We are experienced archaeologists and sustainable tourism experts, trusted by national bodies and local authorities all around Ireland. You can rely on our information. In our work for Abarta Heritage we’ve worked with communities across the island, and produced over 50+ audio guides, as well as countless heritage and sustainable tourism audits, and numerous public archaeology projects. Neil has also written acclaimed guidebooks for the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East, as well as hosting the popular Amplify Archaeology Podcast.

Simply put, we live and breathe researching and sharing Ireland’s heritage. You could not be in safer hands.

Why does it cost €120 to join for a year or €25 for a month, where does the money go?2023-01-11T09:21:54+00:00

A membership with Tuatha contributes meaningful support of the Irish heritage industry. We’re a small self-funded company based in Clonmel, Tipperary. By choosing to join Tuatha, you contribute to the wages of our in-house team of archaeologists, heritage professionals and historians, allowing us to pursue valuable research in their fields. This research is then returned to you in expertly-crafted articles, courses, itineraries and webinars, available to all our members.

You will also help support the many researchers, heritage professionals and enthusiasts who love sharing their expertise and passions. When we engage external experts and professionals for talks and tours, we believe in paying them fairly for the time and knowledge they give us.

And by joining it allows us invest even more in running tours and events for members, and to greater engage with the public. We believe Ireland’s incredible heritage belongs to everyone, and that all communities on this island have valuable stories to tell.

What happens if I join and I find it isn’t for me? Is it easy to cancel?2023-01-11T09:15:11+00:00

No problem! If you join and find the membership isn’t for you then you can cancel easily. Monthly members get a 7 day cancellation window, and our annual subscribers get 30 days to change your mind. So if it’s not for you, just let us know and we’ll refund your money with no fuss at all. We want our members to feel like they have made the right decision, both when they first sign up and for the duration of their time with us.

You can cancel your subscription at any time during your membership so it won’t auto-renew, though if you are outside of the money back guarantee window then the refund does not apply.

If I’m a monthly member do I get the same access as an annual membership?2023-01-24T12:33:00+00:00

Yes, our Monthly Members enjoy full access to all our articles, itineraries, courses and the full back catalogue of all our Tuatha Talks just like our Full Members. The only difference is that a monthly membership expires after 30 days and does not automatically renew. So it’s ideal if you’re looking for a short term bit of help with holiday planning, or if you’d like to dip your toe into Tuatha before you commit to an annual option (monthly members receive a discount if they wish to upgrade to become a Full Member).

Is this only for people who have studied Irish archaeology?2023-01-11T09:15:47+00:00

No, not at all! We love helping to connect people to the stories of Ireland. We have a beginners course in Irish archaeology available right now, and we’ll be adding lots of courses as we go. For people already well-versed in Irish archaeology, there are our regular Tuatha Talks featuring some of Ireland’s leading experts on different aspects of archaeology and heritage – from the latest discoveries of Medieval Dublin to the history of Witchcraft in Ireland and more! Our key passion is to connect people to the story of Ireland so they can enjoy more meaningful visits or days out.

So is Tuatha only for tourists?2023-01-11T09:16:11+00:00

No, Tuatha offers so much for people living here in Ireland too. Our itineraries and site posts help you to have great breaks and day trips. And our online courses will help you on your journey to gaining a deeper and more meaningful sense of place. Visiting the wonderful wealth of heritage sites becomes so much more memorable when you know the story behind why that particular site was built there, or the dramatic tales associated with our ancient forts or medieval castles. Ireland is a truly wonderful country, and we want you to explore the best of it.

Is Tuatha only for people living in Ireland, will I get good value if I can’t visit right now?2023-01-11T09:16:34+00:00

The aim of Tuatha is to help you to develop a deeper connection with the stories and landscapes of Ireland. That goes for whether you are actually able to visit the sites or not. We know that there are so many people around the world that are unable to visit Ireland or people who may find it difficult to access some of the more remote or challenging sites, and we want to help them too. So we have immersive videos, lots of stories as well as the courses, to help people feel like they can build those connections. If you are holiday planning from overseas we can really help you too, with our exclusive itineraries and articles that help you to explore the best of Ireland on your own terms.

“The Tuatha site is lovely. It has a friendly tone that feels personal and shows the love the organisation has for the Irish land and history. I especially enjoyed the soundscapes that offered an escape right from my desk and made me want to go exploring as soon as I can!”

Bronagh

Co. Down

“The Tuatha site is lovely. It has a friendly tone that feels personal and shows the love the organisation has for the Irish land and history. I especially enjoyed the soundscapes that offered an escape right from my desk and made me want to go exploring as soon as I can!”

Bronagh

Co. Down

Member Testimonials

Tuatha is a wonderful interactive resource for all those interested in Irish history & heritage… Their approach is modern, engaging and quite unique. From day one as a member, I knew I had made the right decision.

Niall, Spain.

I  think the Tuatha membership is a great way to engage people more with Irish archaeology. The itineraries are a great idea and the online course is a really good overview on Irish archaeology.

Deirdre, Ireland

Tuatha has been a really valuable resources for discovering new places to visit and learning about them. Information on the website is really well structured, easy to consume and provides practical info to set you up on your personal adventure.

Lucijan, Ireland

I love having access to quality information for historical sites all over Ireland many of which I’ve visited and others which are on my ‘to go’ list.

Stephanie, Ireland

Tuatha is an excellent resource for anyone involved in tourism or interested in Ireland. I love being part of the community and look forward to seeing what the next chapter will hold.

Hazel, Ireland

This is a brilliant service which allows me to discover so many of irelands places to visit and the history and archaeology of these sites. Really recommend signing up.

Eamonn, Ireland

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