The Irish Palatine Heritage Centre houses an exhibition which seeks to re-present in detail the Irish Palatine experience ranging from their German places of origin, to their colonisation and settlement in Ireland, and their subsequent scattering all over the English speaking world.
In 1709 several hundred families from the German Palatinate settled in Ireland. These Palatines established roots in counties Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary & Wexford, but mainly in the Rathkeale area of County Limerick.
Due emphasis is placed on the Palatines’ innovative contributions to Irish farming life and on their formative role in the development of world Methodism.
The Centre features an extensive display of artefacts, photographs, graphics etc. associated with the Palatine story. It is set in landscaped surroundings and includes an archive, a tea-room, gift selection and bus/car park.
The centre is located alongside the N21 at Rathkeale, 18 miles from Limerick, 8 miles from Adare, 46 miles from Tralee and 50 miles from Killarney.
Irish Palatine Heritage Centre,
Old Railway Buildings,
Open June, July, August.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 2pm - 5pm
Other times by advance appointment.