Sites closed currently; periodically reviewed in the light of emerging circumstances and as Covid measures are installed
The maximum number of people permitted on the bus from Adare Heritage Centre to the Castle is 10 visitors and 1 Guide.
Maximum number: 20 (in Transept only)
Open Daily: 10:00 - 17:15
Entry is by guided tour only as there are ongoing conservation works at the site.
Site closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
May close for lunch subject to availability of guide staff.
The grounds and basement open only .
No public toilets on site
Free entry to end of 2020 .
Castle closed. Grounds only open daily 10:00 to 17:00, last admission 16:30.
Maximum number of visitors on site - 40.
No public toilet facilities on site.
Site may close for lunch subject to availability of Guides.
Social distancing adhered to throughout the grounds - please follow Guides instructions.
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth)
NEW PHYSICAL DISTANCING VISITOR EXPERIENCE - From 30th July 2020 until further notice.
Brú na Bóinne Tour – OUTSIDE ONLY
This is the only tour option available and is self-guided.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
It is essential to pre-book tickets online in advance of visit.
There are no ‘walk-in tickets’ available. Please do not arrive without having booked your tickets in advance as you will not gain entry.
Pre-booking online is possible from 24 hours up to 7 days in advance of visit.
A maximum of 12 tickets can be booked online.
FACE COVERS ARE MANDATORY DURING YOUR VISIT.
Café is only available to those booked on tours at present and has a limited service.
Please note that for operational reasons Cahir Castle will be closed to the public from 14 September until further notice
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
The Casino is closed until further notice.
Exterior only open
Open 11:00 - 16:30, Last Admission 16:00.
Exterior only open
Exhibition Centres closed.
One way system in operation.
The site itself is fully open as are toilets but the museum / exhibition area, audio-visual and coffee shop remain closed.
Please note the reduced hours
Cash Only - No credit card facilities
Desmond Castle Kinsale
Desmond Castle Newcastlewest
No access to space above Banqueting Hall.
Maximum 12 people per group allowed.
Please note a maximum of 4 persons per group allowed.
We currently have timed, limited entry for Self-Guided visits (maximum of 30 persons every 30 minutes).
No Guided Tours.
Coffee Shop is closed.
Visitor Centre closed. Visitors can access the site.
Guides are on site.
Coffee Shop closed.
Free admission until 2021.
Dwyer McAllister Cottage
Following the Taoiseach's announcement, Friday 7 August 2020, please note the following:
Emo Court Parklands are open from 8.30am to last entrance at 8.30pm
Tea/Coffee & light snacks are available from CaToCa's takeaway unit located outside the tearooms.
Enjoy your visit and walk with nature and abide by COVID-19 guidelines.
Famine Warhouse 1848
Farmleigh House and Estate
Farmleigh House is closed until further notice. Daily walking tours of the grounds available.
Glebe House and Gallery
Gallery open: 11:00 - 18:30 Daily. Closed on Fridays for Sep - Oct
Gallery Closed 01 November
Glebe House closed.
Glendalough Visitor Centre
Monastic site open.
Visitor Centre & Cafe Closed .
Toilets Available from 09:00 - 17:00
Hill of Tara
Hill of Tara open, no Guide
Service in place
Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Connemara – Pearse’s Cottage
Teach an Phiarsaigh open.
Visitor Centre & Cafe closed.
Guided tour available .
Visitor Centre & Toilets closed .
Advance Booking Required .
Open but with no guide
service in place
Some Period Rooms closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Self guided Tours only.
09:00 - 18:30 Daily August
09:30 - 18:00 Daily September
09:30 - 17:30 Daily October - December.
Maximum Number of persons per tour is 10.
National Botanic Gardens
Café is closed at present.
A one-way system is in place to aid 2m social distancing. Some areas of the Gardens are closed. Gates may be closed if numbers get too high.
National Botanic Gardens Kilmacurragh
Social distancing: 2 metre rule applies; gates may be closed if numbers get too high.
Newmills Corn and Flax Mills
Old Mellifont Abbey
One way system in place. No access to Visitor Centre. No Guided tours available.
Open 10:00 - 18:00 Daily. Closes 01 November.
Advance booking recommended.
Access by Guided tour only (max 5 Persons).
Limited access for visitors with mobility difficulties.
Forge, courtyard and garden areas open. Battlements and interior of castle closed.
No Guided tours.
Pearse Museum – St. Enda’s Park
Guided Tours outdoors only.
Advance booking recommended - slots are timed on the hour.
Café takeaway only.
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre – Ashtown Castle
Open 09:30 - 18:00 Daily.
Advance booking required for groups (10 max).
Guided tours not available.
Limited numbers at any given time and restricted access.
Portumna Castle and Gardens
Advance booking required for Tours.
Guided tours subject to Guide availablity (10 persons per group).
Gift shop closed. Exhibition in Gallery.
Rock of Cashel
Exterior only open.
No Toilets or Café
Self guide only
Cormac's Chapel, Hall of Vicars Choral and Audio Visual closed.
Last admission strictly 16:45
Half price admission
Roscrea Heritage Centre – Roscrea Castle and Damer House
Admission by guided tour only
Maximum number: 6
Tours hourly 10:00 -17:00
No pre-booking: first come, first served basis
Scattery Island Centre
Some restrictions apply on the Island, Open Daily, Ferry booking required, Guided Tours, Free Admission to Island, There are Toilets, No Café.
St Audoen’s Church
St. Mary’s Church Gowran
Open 10:00 - 17:00, Last admission 16:30
Access to grounds only
Self guide only
The John F. Kennedy Arboretum
The main pathway in the arboretum is open, but some of the minor pathways are closed.
Guided Tours: Outdoor only 12:00 and 15:00 (max 10 persons)
Toilets closed 13:30 - 14:30 for cleaning. Cycling, jogging and skate boarding not permitted.
The Main Guard
Grounds only, Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 from 6 Nov weekends only, no guided tour, Free Admission, no Toilets or Café.