Getting to see Ireland’s gems of historical sites is definitely something I want to do more of. Being able to drive now has opened up so much more of the country to me and I plan to embrace it. I studied Celtic Civilisation as part of my degree, and so discovered a lot of interesting history of these amazing sites. They’re a great resource to bring kids to as well – they make a fantastic day out and they’ll be learning to boot. Many of these sites are now owned by the Office Of Public Works (OPW).
On a normal basis, these sites are mostly paid entry. However, on the first Wednesday of the month, they are free entry to the public which makes them a great free day out. Here’s a list of the sites waiting for you to discover them – great for days when the kids are off and you’re needing something to do!
There’s a list that should keep you busy for a while. You can get more information about each one in the links attached, or on the Discover Ireland website.
Got any other free heritage days out to recommend? Let me know in the comments or over on Facebook.