Get free access to nearly 40 heritage sites in Ireland on Wednesday

By Katy Thornton

December 5, 2022 at 9:10am

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Public service announcement if you've been thinking of visiting any of these sites.

 

Did you know that on the first Wednesday of every month, you can get free admission into nearly 40 heritage sites all around Ireland? No, we didn't either, but it's true. The Office of Public Works (OPW) tweeted to remind people of this monthly deal, something people heading on staycations should make note of.

So what heritage sites in Ireland are free the first Wednesday of every month? We have the full list below, courtesy of the OPW website:

Clare

  • Ennis Friary

Ennis Friary

Cork

  • Charles Fort
  • Doneraile Court
  • Ilnacuillin - Garinish Island

Charles Fort

Donegal

  • Donegal Castle
  • Glebe House and Gallery

Donegal Castle

Dublin

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  • Casino Marino
  • Farmleigh House and Estate
  • Rathfarnham Castle

Rathfarnham Castle

Galway

  • Athenry Castle
  • Aughnanure Castle
  • Dún Aonghasa
  • Portumna Castle and Gardens
  • Pearse's Cottage

Pearse's Cottage

Kerry

  • Ardfert Cathedral
  • Derrynane House
  • The Blasket Centre
  • Ross Castle

Ardfert Cathedral

Kildare

  • Castletown House and Parklands

Castletown House and Parklands

Kilkenny

  • Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey

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Laois

  • Emo Court

Leitrim

  • Parke's Castle

Parke's Castle

Limerick

  • Desmond Castle Adare

Desmond Castle Adare

Louth

  • Old Mellifont Abbey

Old Mellifont Abbey

Mayo

  • Céide Fields

Céide Fields
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Meath

  • Battle of the Boyne
  • Trim Castle

Trim Castle

Roscommon

  • Boyle Abbey

Boyle Abbey

 

Sligo

  • Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
  • Sligo Abbey

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

 

Tipperary

  • Cahir Castle
  • Ormond Castle
  • Roscrea Heritage Centre
  • Swiss Cottage

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Cahir Castle

 

Waterford

  • Reginald's Tower

Reginald's Tower

 

Wexford

  • The John F. Kennedy Arboretum
  • Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey

Wicklow

  • Glendalough Visitor Centre

Glendalough

 

Free tickets for these heritage sites in Ireland will be on a first come, first serve basis. Online booking is not available. Make sure to get down early to avoid disappointment.

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And if you're not able to make it this Wednesday, bear in mind that this deal is ongoing for the first Wednesday of every month.

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