We only recently discovered that there is free admission on the first Wednesday of every month to Heritage Sites managed by the Office of Public Works (OPW). There are so many great sites all over the country, so no excuse not to get out and explore! We’ve ticked off some great ones like Garnish Island, Brú na Bóinne and of course our local attraction, Portumna Castle but there are still heaps more we are looking forward to checking out. Here is a list of participating sites from the OPW. These are just ones that you would usually have to pay for. There are many others that are free at all times and further details can be found at the Heritage Ireland site.

But that’s not all folks! To make things even better, the OPW announced just a few days ago that children under the age of 12 can now visit the sites for free as of 1st July 2017. So even if you can’t make it along on Wednesday, you can still have an affordable family day out, any day of the week. Or if you are planning on visiting a lot of these sites over a year or even over the course of your holiday to Ireland, you may find that an individual or family Heritage Card is the best value for you as the cost covers entry to all sites.

Now it’s just a matter of picking where to go first. Good look!

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