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Founded by award-winning archaeologists and travel writers, Tuatha is a rich source of reliable and in-depth knowledge from leading experts in the field, providing a detailed guide to an Ireland most people never see.

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Get to Know the Old Place.

Tuatha is a membership with a growing community of like-minded people who love exploring Ireland’s sites, landscapes and heritage.

Do you really want to explore off the beaten track in Ireland? Have you always wanted to learn more about Ireland’s incredible archaeology, history and heritage, but not sure where to begin? Do you find yourself frustrated by having to wade through endless ad-filled websites, full of copied and pasted content or AI produced nonsense? Losing time and patience to poorly produced information that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the stories that Ireland has to tell?

That’s where we can help. Created by award-winning archaeologists with an expertise in public engagement and sustainable tourism, Tuatha offers a rich, in-depth guide for people who want to go beyond the veneer. When you become a Tuatha, you’ll have decades of expert research and knowledge at your fingertips. You’ll know where to visit and be able to spot the hidden details. And we’ll give you tips on where to visit next that’s close by. Before you know it, your short day trip has been transformed into an epic adventure!

From day one as a Member of Tuatha, you’ll have instant access to all our exclusive articles, itineraries full of secret sites and hidden gems, online courses that give depth and meaning to Ireland’s story-filled landscapes, and so much more. You’ll also be joining a growing community of like-minded people, who love exploring Ireland’s past. You can interact with some of Ireland’s leading experts in our popular series of monthly talks, or explore with us on one of our exclusive member tours.

Whether you’re a local who wants to discover more, or a visitor who wants to go beyond the usual tourist traps, you’ve come to the right place. The past is always present here. When you join Tuatha you’ll develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to develop a richer, deeper, and more meaningful connection with Ireland.

Tuatha is a membership with a growing community of like-minded people who love exploring Ireland’s sites, landscapes and heritage.

Do you really want to explore off the beaten track in Ireland? Have you always wanted to learn more about Ireland’s incredible archaeology, history and heritage, but not sure where to begin? Do you find yourself frustrated by having to wade through endless ad-filled websites, full of copied and pasted content or AI produced nonsense? Losing time and patience to poorly produced information that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the stories that Ireland has to tell?

That’s where we can help. Created by award-winning archaeologists with an expertise in public engagement and sustainable tourism, Tuatha offers a rich, in-depth guide for people who want to go beyond the veneer. When you become a Tuatha, you’ll have decades of expert research and knowledge at your fingertips. You’ll know where to visit and be able to spot the hidden details. And we’ll give you tips on where to visit next that’s close by. Before you know it, your short day trip has been transformed into an epic adventure!

From day one as a Member of Tuatha, you’ll have instant access to all our exclusive articles, itineraries full of secret sites and hidden gems, online courses that give depth and meaning to Ireland’s story-filled landscapes, and so much more. You’ll also be joining a growing community of like-minded people, who love exploring Ireland’s past. You can interact with some of Ireland’s leading experts in our popular series of monthly talks, or explore with us on one of our exclusive member tours.

Whether you’re a local who wants to discover more, or a visitor who wants to go beyond the usual tourist traps, you’ve come to the right place. The past is always present here. When you join Tuatha you’ll develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to develop a richer, deeper, and more meaningful connection with Ireland.

“…from day one as a member, I knew I had made the right decision.”

“…from day one as a member, I knew I had made the right decision.”

Niall, Tuatha Member since 2021.

“A fantastic membership offering a rich tapestry of knowledge that’s both informative and engaging. It’s a true treasure trove for anyone curious about Ireland and its many historical locations!”

Gemma, Tuatha member since January 2023.

Go beyond the surface, dig deeper with the help of genuine expertise.

At Tuatha we love Ireland, and we want to share our passion with you. We have years of experience in research through our work in archaeology, community heritage and writing articles and guide books, and we want to help you to see the country in the way we do – as a place steeped in stories, with something to discover around almost every corner of the island.

A membership with Tuatha helps you to see the sites and monuments of Ireland in a whole new way. As a member you will have instant access to all our content. Including our in-depth articles, that are filled with the hidden details and incredible stories that make these places special. Our unique filter helps you search by accessibility, public transport, suitability for children and more, helping you to always find a perfect day out. Explore further with our exclusive itineraries, that feature the iconic landmarks with hidden gems. They come with a map and all the practical information to help you to turn a roadtrip into an epic adventure.

Quality content and information for people who want to develop a more meaningful connection with Ireland’s heritage. Join today for unlimited access to all of our exclusive articles, itineraries, courses and events.

At Tuatha we love Ireland, and we want to share our passion with you. We have years of experience in research through our work in archaeology, community heritage and writing articles and guide books, and we want to help you to see the country in the way we do – as a place steeped in stories, with something to discover around almost every corner of the island.

A membership with Tuatha helps you to see the sites and monuments of Ireland in a whole new way. As a member you will have instant access to all our content. Including our in-depth articles, that are filled with the hidden details and incredible stories that make these places special. Our unique filter helps you search by accessibility, public transport, suitability for children and more, helping you to always find a perfect day out.

You can also explore further with our exclusive itineraries, that feature the iconic landmarks with hidden gems. They come with a map and all the practical information to help you to turn a roadtrip into an epic adventure.

Stay curious with our acclaimed Tuatha Talk series, bringing you the latest research and connecting you to some of the country’s most celebrated experts. Take one of our introductory courses to reignite a passion in Irish archaeology, or discover how to delve into your own family’s history with a step-by-step visual guide to starting your own genealogy research. Tuatha is an ideal way to enjoy life-long learning and to really dig into the story of Ireland.

We also focus on helping to foster responsible and sustainable tourism. It is our firm belief that helping people to value our ancient monuments is both good for people, and the monuments themselves. You can read more on our sustainable tourism policies here.

If you’re ready 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

Explore

Discover the sites and monuments of Ireland. Our in-depth articles are filled with the hidden details and incredible stories that make these places special. Our unique filter helps you search by region, site type, accessibility, whether you can get there by public transport, if its good for children, or suitable for dogs. All designed to help you to find the perfect day out!

Ruth Fitzpatrick of Tuatha on the Saltee Islands

Discover

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 sustainable tourism experts, we make sure to include the iconic must-see monuments as well as the lesser-visited hidden gems so you won’t miss a thing. With a new itinerary added every month, you’ll never be short of an adventure!

Learn

Ever wanted to learn more about Ireland’s past? 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 most renowned archaeologists who bring us on virtual tours. Join us for our popular monthly webinars, or watch recordings of our past events.

Connect

Solo adventures are exciting, but there’s something quite special about sharing the experience. Join our community of like-minded people, who are passionate and curious about Ireland’s history and heritage. Together we’ll be in good company as we explore Ireland’s archaeology on our exclusive member tours, or interact with leading experts on our monthly Tuatha Talks.

Explore

Discover the sites and monuments of Ireland. Our in-depth articles are filled with the hidden details and incredible stories that make these places special. Our unique filter helps you search by region, site type, accessibility, whether you can get there by public transport, if its good for children, or suitable for dogs. All designed to help you to find the perfect day out!

Ruth Fitzpatrick of Tuatha on the Saltee Islands

Discover

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 sustainable tourism experts, we make sure to include the iconic must-see monuments as well as the lesser-visited hidden gems so you won’t miss a thing. With a new itinerary added every month, you’ll never be short of an adventure!

Learn

Ever wanted to learn more about Ireland’s past? 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 most renowned archaeologists who bring us on virtual tours. Join us for our popular monthly webinars, or watch recordings of our past events.

Connect

Solo adventures are exciting, but there’s something quite special about sharing the experience. Join our community of like-minded people, who are passionate and curious about Ireland’s history and heritage. Together we’ll be in good company as we explore Ireland’s archaeology on our exclusive member tours, or interact with leading experts on our monthly Tuatha Talks.

Tuatha is for you if…

Tuatha is for you if…

  • You value reliable, well-researched information.

  • You want to get out and enjoy the very best of Ireland, with easy-to-use, expertly informed itineraries.

  • You’ve always wanted to learn more about the stories of Ireland.

  • You want to experience a deeper and more meaningful connection with Ireland’s monuments and landscapes.

  • You want to join a community of likeminded people who love Irish heritage, lifelong learning, and stepping off the beaten track.

  • You’d like to support further research into Irish archaeology and heritage, and you value sustainable tourism.

“A fantastic membership offering a rich tapestry of knowledge that’s both informative and engaging. It’s a true treasure trove for anyone curious about Ireland and its many historical locations!”

Gemma, Tuatha member since January 2023

“…from day one as a member, I knew I had made the right decision.”

Niall, Tuatha Member since 2021.

When you join Tuatha you have instant access to…

When you join Tuatha you have instant access to…

  • All our articles, including exclusive member articles featuring hidden gems and secret sites.

  • Our collection of exclusive itineraries, such as our Causeway Coastal Route, Beara Peninsula, Ring of Kerry and more.

  • Full access to our online courses and virtual tours.

  • Priority booking for tours, talks and events.

  • Access to our full back catalogue of recordings of previous Tuatha Talks.

  • Full access to our immersion videos full of Irish sights and sounds, and much more!

  • Tuatha is compatible with mobile, tablets and desktop devices.

  • Active and engaged customer support.

  • Whether you are a Monthly or Annual Member you receive the same access for the lifetime of your membership.

Our Promise to You

Our Promise to You

The moment you join Tuatha, you join a membership of like-minded people who love discovering the incredible stories and landscapes of Ireland. Our articles, itineraries, courses, talks, tours and more will help you to really get under the skin of Ireland’s heritage. We’re confident that you’ll love it – but – if you don’t feel like it’s for you after you sign up – don’t worry!

Signing up to Tuatha comes with a 100% money back guarantee, with no quibbles or hassle.

All you need to do is email us within 7 days (if you sign up as a Monthly Member), or 30 days (if you sign up as a Full Member), and we will immediately process your refund. This will cancel and close your account and stop any future subscription payments from being taken.

It’s easy to cancel or stop your subscription.

If you are outside of the refund time frame, and you don’t want to renew, we’ve made it really easy to stop your subscription. If you’re a Full Member, simply visit your Account Page, and cancel your subscription there. If you are a Monthly Member, your membership will automatically expire after 30 days and will not auto-renew, so no action is needed. All of your payment and credit card details are securely handled by the payment platform you choose (Stripe or PayPal).

Responsive customer care from real people, who really care!

We’ve all signed up for things online and then regretted it soon after. To feel like you have no customer support apart from being stuck in a chatbot loop, or that you can’t get your money back without going through a million hoops is such a horrible feeling. That is why I take great care that we are responsive to our member’s needs, and that we always honour the terms and conditions without any trouble or hassle. You’ll hear from myself, Ruth or another member of the team within one working day of your message.

We want all of our members to be really happy and safe in the knowledge that you can trust us to do the right thing.

Neil Jackman, Founder and Director of Tuatha.

Join Tuatha Today!

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

Monthly Membership

25
  • Unlimited Access to All Content for 30 Days
  • Includes full access to: Exclusive Articles, Itineraries, Courses, Talks and Tours
  • The perfect length for a wonderful holiday!
  • Money Back Guarantee

Annual Membership

120
  • Enjoy a deeper connection to Ireland with our annual subscription
  • A saving of €180 per year on the monthly option!
  • With new articles, itineraries, talks and content every month, make exploring Ireland part of your lifestyle!
  • Money Back Guarantee

Gift Vouchers

25/120
  • Make the Past Your Present with a Tuatha Membership Voucher
  • Monthly or Annual options available
  • A voucher grants full and immediate access to all Tuatha content, ideal for the history hunter in your life
  • Money Back Guarantee

“This is a brilliant service which allows me to discover so many of Ireland’s places to visit and the history and archaeology of these sites. Really recommend signing up!”

Eamonn, Tuatha Member since 2021.

“Tuatha is an excellent resource for anyone involved in tourism or interested in Ireland. I love being part of the community…”

Hazel, Tuatha Member since 2021.

“Tuatha has been really valuable… the website is really well structured, easy to consume and provides practical info to set you up on your personal adventure.”

Lucijan, Tuatha Member since 2021.

“Perhaps the most comprehensive archaeological content available in an accessible fashion that’s available.”

Colm, Tuatha Member since 2021.

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?2023-06-08T11:16:12+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 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, this might be the best choice for you.

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?2023-06-08T11:16:12+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 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, this might be the best choice for you.

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.

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