Heritage Ireland

Ireland’s National Heritage in the care of the Office of Public Works

FREE Admission

Admission charges to all open, fee-paying OPW heritage sites are being waived from 14 May until the end of 2021. Please check individual site pages for additional information on opening times, booking requirements, contact details, etc. Charges will continue to apply at sites where access is managed by our community partners.

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COVID-19

Please follow the protective measures in place at the OPW Heritage Sites open.

Outdoor playgrounds, play areas and parks - All remain open with protective measures in place. Face coverings are recommended in busy or crowded areas.

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COVID-19 - Heritage Cards

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.

Group Tours Update 2021

We are delighted to facilitate groups at all open OPW sites.

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Inspiring passion from our past.

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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.

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