With vacations to be limited to Ireland for the next two months at least, that’s a nice boost.
A number of iconic Irish heritage sites will be made free over the next few months, with all entry fees to OPW heritage sites being waived for the remainder of 2021.
Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan announced the move, hoping it will boost the national tourism scene. Here is what he had to say:
Throughout the lockdown, the OPW kept open the parks and gardens it manages in cities and the country wherever it was possible to do so safely and, therefore, provided important amenities for our good. – to be in a difficult period ”, he declared.
Since the cautious and gradual easing of restrictions at the end of April, we have been able to open the outdoor spaces of many historic heritage sites and on Monday this week, the gates to iconic attractions such as the Brú Na Bóinne Visitor Center, the Castle of Dublin and Kilkenny Castle. open again to visitors.
You can get a full list of OPW sites here.
While some of the places on the list are already free to visit, a number of them will now forgo fees they previously charged for the rest of the year.
You will no longer have to shell out to visit Newgrange, Dublin Castle, the Rock of Cashel and Clonmacnoise.
A number of these sites are currently limited to outside visits only, although this is expected to change in the coming weeks.