Irish Palatine Experience at the Irish Palatine Centre

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The story of German settlers in Ireland.

In 1709 several hundred families from the German Palatinate settled in Ireland. Known as the Irish Palatines these families established roots in counties Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary & Wexford, but mainly in the Rathkeale area of County Limerick.

This exhibition tells their story placing due emphasis on their innovative contributions to Irish farming life and on their formative role in the development of world of Methodism.

The exhibition is housed in the Rathkeale Station House on the Limerick Greenway and has an exhibition which includes a library, archive, tea-room and gift selection.


The Irish Palatine Association
Irish Palatine Heritage Centre
Old Railway Buildings
Limerick Greenway
Co. Limerick
V94 NR12

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Opening Hours

Exhibition: Will facilitate groups and individuals only by appointment at present

Tea-room: Open Saturdays & Sundays 9am - 5pm

Adults: €7
Student/OAP: €5
Family: €15
Group: Contact us for rate

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