Visitor Attractions in Ireland




Visitor Attractions in The West

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Ireland has a broad range of Visitor Attractions from ancient abbeys to museums, distilleries, houses, castles and gardens.


Generally most of Ireland's Visitor Attractions offer a discount to Seniors, usually those aged 60 +. 

Always enquire at the ticket office if a senior's discount applies.


For group bookings, most attractions offer very keen discounts for seniors and some may include extras such as free tea/coffee and scones, particulaly during off peak times. Always check at the time of booking.


Many musuems close on Mondays. To avoid disappointment please check opening times in advance.


Visit an OPW Heritage Site For Free

On the first Wednesday of every month, all OPW managed Heritage Sites,  will continue to offer FREE ADMISSION to individuals wishing to visit these sites for the duration of their season! For a full list of participating sites, click here.

Some of the larger museums and galleries, particulalry in Dublin also offer free admission.


These include:

The National Gallery of Ireland

The National Musuem of Ireland

The National Botanic Gardens

The National Library

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Irish Jewish Museum

The Hugh Lane Gallery

Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork

Galway City Museum


Discount Cards:


Dublin Pass - Free entry to over 30 Visitor Attractions in Dublin, Free Airport transfer and 26 exclusive offers, added value and discounts at some of Dublin’s best shops, restaurants, cafés, theatres, entertainment venues, tours and more. 1 Day, 2 Day, 3 Day or 6 Day Passes Available.


OPW Heritage Ireland Card - guarantees free admission to fee-paying State managed OPW Heritage Sites located throughout the country for one year from the date of first use. Senior Heritage Card (Over 60)  - €30. Adult Heritage Card - €40

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King John's Castle

Nicholas Street King's Island , Limerick City   61 711222

Located at the heart of Limerick’s medieval quarter, no visit to Limerick is complete without stepping inside the walls of the city’s most iconic landmark! Discover...

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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore Connemara , Co Galway   095 52001

This is a story about Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden. It is placed just one hour from Galway and is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. Kylemore...

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Galway City Museum

Spanish Parade Galway ,    091 532460

Galway City Museum is located on the banks of the river Corrib overlooking the famous Spanish Arch and some of the finest remains of Galway’s medieval...

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The Burren Centre

Kilfenora Co Clare ,    065 7088030

The Burren Centre and The Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour. The Burren Centre exhibition “A Walk-Through Time” will stimulate and inform all who visit.  The...

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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Bunratty Co Clare ,    61 711222

Located in the unspoilt Clare countryside, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a truly idyllic setting to enjoy some time with family and friends. Set over 26 acres, this...

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National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

Turlough Park, Castlebar, County Mayo ,    94 9031755

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo Victorian and contemporary architecture combine at the National Museum of Ireland - Country...

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Doolin Cave and Visitor Centre

Craggycorradan East Doolin , Co Clare   65 7075761

Explore the deepest point of the Burren underground at Doolin Cave! Descending over 70 metres/200 feet, view the Great Stalactite that weights over 10 tonne and an...

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