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Making memories with Heritage Ireland

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Step into the past with the OPW this weekend, as we re-open our historic sites, castles, parks and gardens to the public for the 2023 tourist season.

We invite you to enjoy more than 6,000 years of history at one of our many ancient and enchanting sites across Ireland.

Take time out to make memories with family and friends, where the ghosts of past worlds walk alongside us. Discover the remains of prehistoric tombs, imagine the thrill of defending a castle or wonder what was on the menu at the great medieval banqueting halls. No matter what your interests, experiencing these remarkable places will leave a lasting impression. And that’s not all – see the wonderful array of events we have lined up to keep you busy through Easter and beyond.

Please see the list below with all the opening dates of our sites:

Name 2023 OPENING
Altamont Gardens All year
Annes Grove 31/03/23 to 22/09/23
Áras an Uachtaráin Saturdays only and subject to change
Arbour Hill Cemetery All year
Ardfert Cathedral 17/03/23 to 27/09/23
Askeaton Castle Closed due to works
Athenry Castle 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
Aughnanure Castle 02/03/23 to 12/11/23
Ballyhack Castle 04/05/23 to 23/08/23
Battle of the Boyne All year
Boyle Abbey 17/03/23 to 20/09/23
Brú na Boinne Visitor Centre All year
Cahir Castle All year
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery Works (tbc from autumn only)
Casino Marino 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
Castletown 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
Céide Fields Visitor Centre 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
Charles Fort All year
Clonmacnoise All year
Corlea Trackway 17/03/23 to 03/10/23
Custom House VC All year
Derrynane House 17/03/23 to 10/12/23
Desmond Castle (Adare) 01/06/23 to 30/09/23
Desmond Castle (Kinsale) Closed due to works
Desmond Castle (Newcastle West) 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
Donegal Castle All year
Doneraile 31/03/23 to 05/11/23
Dublin Castle All year
Dún Aonghasa All year
Dungarvan Castle 25/5/23 to 02/10/23
Dunmore Cave Closed due to works
Emo Court Open year round – house closed for renovations
Ennis Friary 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
Farmleigh 17/03/23 to 30/12/23
Ferns Castle 04/05/23 to 27/09/23
Fota Arboretum and Gardens All year
Garden of Remembrance All year
Garinish Island 01/04/23 to 05/11/23
Glebe Gallery 07-15/04/23,  28/5 to 05/11/23
Glendalough Visitor Centre All year
Government Buildings Saturdays only
Grangegorman Military Cemetery All year
Heywood Gardens All year
Hill of Tara All year
Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh All year
Irish National War Memorial Gardens All year
Iveagh Gardens All year
Jerpoint Abbey 17/03/23 to 06/12/23
JFK Arboreteum All year
Kells Priory 08/06/23 to 03/09/23
Kilkenny Castle All year
Kilmacurragh All year
Kilmainham Gaol All year
Listowel Castle 25/05/23 to 30/09/23
Lough Gur All year
Loughcrew 25/05/23 to 03/09/23
Maynooth Castle 25/05/23 to 30/09/23
National Botanic Gardens All year
Newmills 01/06/23 to 02/10/23
Old Mellifont Abbey 25/05/23 to 03/09/23
Ormond Castle 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
Parke’s Castle 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
Pearse Museum All year
Phoenix Park All year
Phoenix Park – People’s Flower Garden All year
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre All year
Portumna Castle 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
Rathcroghan All year
Rathfarnham Castle All year
Reginalds Tower All year
Rock of Cashel All year
Roscrea Heritage Easter to 27/09/23
Ross Castle 03/03/23 to 05/11/23
Royal Hospital Kilmainham All year
Scattery Island 19/05/23 to 21/09/23
Sceilg Mhicíl 12/05/23 to 01/10/23
Sligo Abbey 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
St. Audoen’s Church 17/03/23 to 05/11/23  (TBC if opening)
St. Mary’s Church 04/05/23 to 30/08/23
St. Stephen’s Green All year
Swiss Cottage 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
The Mainguard 17/03/23 to 30/09/23
Tintern Abbey 17/03/23 to 05/11/23
Trim Castle All year but weekends only outside of 11/02/23 to 05/11/23

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