The Knights & Conquests Heritage and Visitor Centre is located in the picturesque town of Granard, Co. Longford. With a history dating back thousands of years, they are situated beside Ireland’s Tallest Norman Motte at 544 feet high. It was built in 1199 by Richard de Tuite, the Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.
A visit to the centre helps experience Norman Ireland at it’s height, with an immersive introductory movie introducing their links to Granard. The tour is self-guided using panels, interactive displays, and a recreated Norman home to help bring history to life. The Heritage Centre also features Kitty Kiernan’s Drawing Room dedicated to Granards history in the 1798 Rebellion and Kitty’s place in the War of Independence through her relationship with her fiance Michael Collins.