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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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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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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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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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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St. Michael's Hill Christchurch , Dublin 8   01 6794611

Dublinia, located at the crossroads of the medieval city at Christchurch, is history brought to life in an exciting way for all to engage, learn and share. In our...

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Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

Pond Road Tramore , Co Waterford   087 0960013

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are set in the beautiful seaside town of Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland. These unique Japanese strolling gardens reflect the life and...

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Marsh's Library

St. Patrick's Close Dublin 8 ,    01 4543511

Marsh’s Library was founded in the early eighteenth century by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh (1638-1713). Designed by Sir William Robinson (d.1712) the Surveyor General of...

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Wells House & Gardens

Ballyedmond Gorey , Co Wexford   053 9186737

Wells House & Gardens, a Tidor-Gothic manor house in County Wexford, boasts over 400 years of history and was built in the late 1600s by John Warren. John owned more than...

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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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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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