Explore Ireland's Heritage
- The Heritage Card guarantees free admission to all our fee-paying State managed OPW Heritage Sites located throughout the country for one year from the date of first use (with the exception of Muckross Traditional Farms, Killarney). At certain locations, parking facilities and ancillary services are provided by other bodies or agencies. There may be a charge for the use of such services. Any such charges are separate to and are not covered by the Heritage Card.
The cards cost as follows:
Adult €21.00. Senior (60 years and over) €16.
Student (valid student ID required) / Child (6 - 18 years) €8.00
Family €55.00 (Max. 2 adults & a reasonable number of children under 18 years)
Heritage Cards are non-transferable and not replaceable if lost or stolen.
- For information on location, opening times etc. of sites that can be visited with an OPW Heritage Card please browse the sites by selecting a region from the main menu. Alternatively use the search or sitemap.
- The quickest and most convenient way to purchase an OPW Heritage Card is to buy it at the first OPW fee-paying site you visit. Please note that credit card facilities are only available at a few of our larger Heritage Sites - i.e. Brú na Bóinne, Battle of the Boyne, Castletown House, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle, Kilkenny Castle, Clonmacnoise, Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir (The Blasket Centre) and Muckross House.
- Alternatively, complete and print off the form and either fax or post it to us. Please note that a separate form is required for each OPW Heritage Card application. Please allow 28 days for receipt of cards by post.
- If you are looking for the ideal gift why not choose a Heritage Card which is available in a Gift Wallet.
Completed forms can be presented at any fee-paying sites or posted or faxed to the address / fax number below.
Heritage Card Officer,
Visitor Services (FREEPOST)
The Office of Public Works (OPW),
Unit 20, Lakeside Retail Park,
Telephone: + 353 1 647 6592
Fax: + 353 94 937 3395