Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is a day visitor attraction located on a mineral island in the Bog of Allen between the villages of Rathangan and Allenwood in North West Kildare. The Park was officially opened by President Mary Robinson in 1993 and has developed its facilities to presently provide a quality blend of education, leisure and fun to both Irish and overseas visitors. In addition to vital local community services the park has become an important regional centre for both employment and training. Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is open to the public and for community use 7 days a week all year round.
The Heritage Park Committee was formed to help establish alternative enterprise in the area due to the pending closure (at the time) of Bord Na Mona and the E.S.B. The people of the area had been dependent on both of these companies for full time/seasonal employment for the previous 40 years. Our committee identified tourism as a sustainable means by which the people of the area could in the future supplement their income, now that the sources, on which they had a historical dependency, would no longer be around.
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