Visit Heritage Ireland Sites for FREE on OPW Free Days

KateM

March 4, 2022

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Did you know that you can visit some amazing Heritage Ireland sites for free every month? With the OPW Free Days, it’s a great opportunity to take the kids to visit some of Ireland’s most magnificent places.

On the first Wednesday of every month you can get access to some of the OPW heritage sites across Ireland for free.

Visit an OPW Heritage Site For Free

This is a great opportunity for families to experience some of the best cultural and heritage sites in the country, places like Farmleigh and the Rock of Cashel. But there are also some lesser known sites that are fabulous for taking kids to. For example, Portumna Castle in Galway or Tintern Abbey in Wexford.

Please note that free admission on the first Wednesday of each month is not applicable at

  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Dublin Castle
  • Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (New Grange and Knowth)
  • Clonmacnoise
  • Kilkenny Castle

Here’s a list of the OPW heritage sites that you can visit free on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

N.B. Only those sites with an asterisk are open all year round. All other sites listed have a shorter season or restricted opening in winter.

Heritage Sites Around Ireland Free to Visit on Wednesdays

Charles Fort,

Clare

Ennis Friary

Cork

  • Charles Fort *
    Doneraile Court
    Ilnacullin (Garinish Island)

Donegal

  • Donegal Castle *
  • Glebe House and Gallery

Dublin

  • Casino Marino
  • Farmleigh
  • Rathfarnham Castle

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Galway

  • Athenry Castle
  • Aughnanure Castle
  • Dún Aonghasa *
  • Portumna Castle and Gardens
  • Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Conamara – Pearse Cultural Centre, Connemara *

Kerry

  • Ardfert Cathedral
    Derrynane House, National Historic Park
    Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, The Blasket Centre
    Ross Castle

Kildare

  • Castletown House and Parklans

Kilkenny

  • Jerpoint Abbey
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Laois

  • Emo Court

Leitrim

  • Parke’s Castle

Limerick

  • Adare Castle

Louth

  • Old Mellifont Abbey

Mayo

  • Céide Fields

Meath

  • Battle of the Boyne – Oldbridge Estate *
  • Trim Castle *

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Roscommon

  • Boyle Abbey

Sligo

  • Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
  • Sligo Abbey

Tipperary

  • Cahir Castle *
  • Ormond Castle
  • Rock of Cashel *
  • Roscrea Heritage (Castle and Damer House) and the
    Blackmills
  • Swiss Cottage

Waterford

  • Reginald’s Tower *

Wexford

  • John F. Kennedy Arboretum *
  • Tintern Abbey

Wicklow

  • Glendalough Visitor Centre *
Visit Heritage Ireland Sites for FREE on OPW Free Days

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