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)
- 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.