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Just a reminder to everyone that The Office of Public Works offers FREE ADMISSION on the first Wednesday of every month to all OPW managed Heritage Sites.

A full list of participating sites is given below, and details on each can be found on

Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Normal conditions of admission apply.

cahir castleVisitors may experience delays at some of their busier sites and are advised to arrive early.  If allocated a time, visitors are asked to arrive promptly for the start of their tour.  There is no guarantee that visitors who miss their allocated tour-slot can be accommodated at a later time.  Children must be supervised at all times.

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Access to some sites is by guided tour only.  In the case of Newgrange and Knowth, there is no direct access to these monuments – admission is solely via the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre.


Car-parking may be limited at some sites and patrons are requested to respect the facilities and
other car park users.

Please Note that the following sites are not managed by the OPW and normal arrangements apply: Muckross House & Gardens, and Muckross Traditional Farms; Glenveagh Castle.

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, and Free Admission will not apply outside the opening arrangements listed on for each site.

Opening times can change at short notice. Visitors are requested to check the website for updates prior to their visit.

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