Visitor Attractions in Ireland




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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The National Opera House

High Street Wexford ,    053 9122400

Just 1.5 hours from Dublin, the award-winning National Opera House is Ireland’s first custom-built, multi-purpose opera house built in the ancient Viking...

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Tullynally Castle Gardens

Castlepollard Co Westmeath ,    044 9661856

Wander through 12 acres of glorious gardens and magnificent parkland in the undiscovered lake region of North Westmeath. Tullynally has been in the Pakenham family (later Earls...

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Castletown House

Celbridge Co Kildare ,    1 6288252

Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Castletown House is Ireland’s first and finest Palladian style mansion. Built in the 1720s for William Conolly, Speaker of...

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Blarney Castle & Gardens

Blarney Co Cork ,    021 4385252

Situated 8 km from Cork City, this historic castle is most famous for it’s stone, which has the traditional power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it. The word...

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Farmleigh House & Estate

Phoenix Park Dublin 15 , D15 TD50   1 8155914

Limited Access: Farmleigh House is closed until further notice. Daily walking tours of the grounds available. Originally a small Georgian house built in the late...

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The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship: An Irish Famine Story

Custom House Quay Dublin 1 ,    1 4730111

Follow in the footsteps of those who fled the Famine. The Jeanie Johnston tells the story of the thousands of Irish people who fled the Famine and embarked on a treacherous...

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

CHQ Custom House Quay , Dublin 1   1 9060861

Go beyond the stereotypes at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold here, but you’ll discover that what it means to be Irish...

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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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Crawford Art Gallery

Emmet Place Cork , T12 TNE6   021 4805042

Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. The collection comprises almost 4,000 works, ranging from...

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Altamont Gardens

Tullow Co Carlow , R93 N882   59 9159444

Altamont, Tullow, Co. Carlow A large and beautiful estate covering 16 hectares in total, Altamont Gardens is laid out in the style of William Robinson, which strives for...

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