Ireland’s National Heritage in the care of the Office of Public Works
We are now recruiting for Seasonal Guides (Temporary Position) at a number of locations. If you would like an opportunity to join our team please apply at the link below.
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Please follow the protective measures in place at the OPW Heritage Sites open under Level 5.
Outdoor playgrounds, play areas and parks - All remain open with protective measures in place. Face coverings are recommended in busy or crowded areas.
Check below for site opening arrangements from 26 April 2021.
Please note arising from our visitor sites being closed as a result of COVID-19, all Heritage Cards due to expire between 14 March 2020 and 13 March 2021, will be extended for a full year.
Inspiring passion from our past.
We are the Irish Government’s historic environment service.
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Discover the remains of prehistoric tombs. Imagine the thrill of defending a castle. Wander through medieval halls. Soak up the serenity of historic gardens and the splendour of great estates.
The high king of Irish monuments
The jewel in the crown of an enchanting medieval city
Step into Ireland’s richest archaeological landscape
A monument to more than a century of Irish nationalism
Visit Ireland’s very first Cistercian foundation
An oasis of green in the metropolis
Ireland’s first and finest Palladian mansion
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