Heritage Card Attractions

The list of places to which a Heritage Card gives free access is long, some are very well known, some little known. Some are free to enter even without a card, others are expensive enough to practically save you cost of the card with just a couple of visits.

ALL of these places are free to enter on the first Wednesday of every month and during National Heritage Week.

We have ordered them here by County, since that is pretty much how they are likely to be visited. Prices updated for 2014.

Co Carlow

Altamont Gardens

Admission: Free

Co Clare

Dromore Wood Nature Reserve

Admission: Free

Ennis Friary

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Scattery Island

Admission: Free

Co Cork

Barryscourt Castle

Admission: Free

Charles Fort

Adult: €4.00 | Sen/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €10.00

Desmond Castle (French Prison)

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.0 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Doneraile Park

Admission: Free

Fota Arboretum and Gardens

Admission: Free

Ilnacullin (Garish Island)

Adult: €4.00 | Sen/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €10.00
This is admission only – ferry to Island will cost extra.

Co Donegal

Donegal Castle

Adult: €4.00 | Sen/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €10.00

Glebe House and Gallery

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Glenveagh National Park and Castle

Adult: €5.00 | Sen/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €10.00
Prices are for admission to castle, entrance to park and visitor centre is free.

Newmills Corn and Flax Mills

Admission: Free

Co Dublin

Arás an Uachtarain

Admission: Free
Open on Saturday’s only. Ticket required, issued at Phoenix Park Visitor Centre ONLY on the day. Get there early!

Arbour Hill

Admission: Free

The Casino, Marino

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Dublin Castle, State Apartments

Adult: €4.50 | Student/Senior: €3.50 | Child: €2.00

Farmleigh

Admission: Free

Garden of Rememberance

Admission: Free

Government Buildings

Admission: Free
Mornings only. Ticket required, issued at National Gallery of Ireland from 10am ONLY on the day.

Grangegorman Military Cemetery

Admission: Free

Iveagh Gardens

Admission: Free

Kilmainham Gaol

Adult: €6.00 | Sen/Group: €4.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €14.00

Lusk Heritage Centre

Admission: Free

National Botanic Gardens

Admission: Free

Pearse Museum – St.Enda’s Park

Admission: Free

Phoenix Park, A National Historic Park

Admission: Free

Phoenix Park, People’s Flower Gardens

Admission: Free

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre & Ashtown Castle

Admission: Free

Rathfarnham Castle

Admission: Free

Royal Hospital, Kilmainham

Admission: Free

St.Audoen’s Church

Admission: Free

St.Mary’s Abbey

Admission: Free

St.Stephen’s Green

Admission: Free

The Croppies Acre

Admission: Free

War Memorial Gardens

Admission: Free

Co Galway

Athenry Castle

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Aughnanure Castle

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Connemara National Park

Admission: Free

Coole Park

Admission: Free

Dún Aonghasa

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Portuma Castle and Gardens

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Patrick Pearse’s Cottage

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Co Kerry

Ardfert Cathedral

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Derrynane House, National Historic Park

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Gallarus Castle and Oratory

Admission: Free

Kilarney National Park

Admission: Free

Kilarney National Park, Muckross House and Gardens

Adult: €7.50 | Sen/Group: €6.00 | Child/Student: €4.00 | Family: €22.50

Muckross Friary

Admission: Free

Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, The Blasket Islands Centre

Adult: €4.00 | Sen/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €10.00

Listowel Castle

Admission: Free

Ross Castle

Adult: €4.00 | Sen/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €10.00

Skellig Islands

Admission: Free

Co Kildare

Castletown

Adults : €4.50 | Senior/Students/Childre: €3.50 | Family : €12.50

Maynooth Castle

Admission: Free

Co Kilkenny

Dunmore Cave

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Jerpoint Abbey

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Kilkenny Castle

Adult: €6.00 | Sen/Group: €4.00 | Student/Child: €2.50 | Family: €14.00

St.Mary’s Church, Gowran

Admission: Free

Co Laois

Emo Court

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00
Cost is for entrance to house, entrance to gardens is free.

Heywood Gardens

Admission: Free

Co Leitrim

Parke’s Castle

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Co Limerick

Adare Castle

Adult: €6.00 | Child/Student/Senior €5.00 | Family: €15.00

Desmond Hall

Admission: Free

Co Longford

Corlea trackway Visitor Centre

Admission: Free

Co Louth

Old Mellifont Abbey

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Co Mayo

Céide Fields

Adult: €4.00 | Sen/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €10.00

Co Meath

Battle of the Boyne Centre

Adult: €4.00 | Sen/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €10.00

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth)

A: exhibition  Only
Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00
B: exhibition & Newgrange
Adult: €6.00 | Sen/Group: €5.00 | Child/Student €3.00 | Family: €15.00
C: Exhibition & Knowth
Adult: €5.00 | Sen/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €3.00 | Family: €13.00
D: Exhibition, Newgrange & Knowth
Adult: €11.00 | Sen/Group: €8.00 | Child/Student: €6.00 | Family: €28.00

Hill of Tara

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Loughcrew

Admission: Free

Trim Castle

Adult: €4.00 | Sen/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €10.00

Co Offaly

Clonmacnoise

Adult: €6.00 | Sen/Group: €4.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €14.00

Co Roscommon

Boyle Abbey

Admission: Free

Co Sligo

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Sligo Abbey

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Co Tipperary

Cahir Castle

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Famine Workhouse 1848

Admission: Free

The Main Guard

Admission: Free

Ormond Castle

Admission: Free

Rock of Cashel

Adult: €6.00 | Sen/Group: €4.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €14.00

Roscrea Heritage (Castleand Damer House) and the Blackmills

Adult: €4.00 | Sen/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €2.00 | Family: €10.00

Swiss Cottage

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Co Waterford

Dungarvan Castle

Admission: Free

Reginald’s Tower

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Co Wexford

Ballyhack Castle

Admission: Free

Fren’s Castle

Admission: Free

John F. Kennedy Arboretum

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Tintern Abbey

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

The Wexford Widlfowl  Reserve

Admission: Free

Co Wicklow

Dwyer McAllister Cottage

Admission: Free

Glendalough Visitor Centre

Adult: €3.00 | Sen/Group: €2.00 | Child/Student: €1.00 | Family: €8.00

Kilmacurragh Arboretum

Admission: Free

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Admission: Free

Article updated: March 31, 2017

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3 Comments

  • Belmiro de SOUSA says:

    i have a card for handicap (in need to have some aids in painny standing up positions what is the price for GIC GIG card (wheelchair on it blue and 12 yellow stars that gives in eec free entrance or very reduced tare to get in every place and same for an aid)
    what is prices without and with heritage card ?

  • Peter Fitton says:

    Are the prices listed on the Heritage Card Attractions reduced prices for entry if you purchase the card? We are two seniors over 60 – do we each need to purchase a card?

    • Katherine says:

      No, the prices are those you would pay without a card. If you have a card admission to all of these places is free.

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