Section 482 properties still open after Heritage Week 2020

Many section 482 properties open for their last week during Heritage Week but do not despair, many others are open for dates after Heritage Week. Below, are the opening dates that were scheduled when the 482 List was published in February 2020. Note that due to Covid 19 restrictions and circumstances, many may no longer be open on the dates originally scheduled – I advise you ring or check websites, and I will update this list when I have time to check openings also.

The owners of Fahanmura in Dublin had kindly agreed to a visit I had scheduled for today, September 12th 2020, but I had to cancel my visit due to a tummy bug. In fact I went for a Covid test since gastrointestinal upset can be a symptom of Covid and my doctor arranged for a test, which I was impressed to have scheduled for me just 24 hours after my referral, and I obtained my result within a further 24 hours – I do not have Covid!

I am sorry not to post a house write-up this week, but you can expect one next week. I have plenty to write up, after visiting Dromana House in County Waterford for a second time, and its near-neighbour Cappoquin House, last month. I will also be telling you soon of my visits during my wonderful holiday in Cork last month to Kilshannig, Drishane House, and Baltimore Castle. We did not get inside Baltimore Castle but I will try to summarise what I can, and will make another visit hopefully next year. We also visited the wonderful Fota House and Doneraile Court, but they are not on Section 482 as they are no longer privately owned.

Now that I am back in fine fettle I look forward to scheduling some more visits. I have a night booked for myself and Stephen in Cabra Castle next month!

Note that places that are listed as tourist accommodation do not need to open to the public for tours, unfortunately. And some places are gardens only. I list them in green.

Places open after Heritage Week, 2020 ie. Sept onward.

Sept

Carlow

Borris House – website tells us house tours are finished for 2020 despite listed dates

Borris, Co. Carlow

Morgan Kavanagh

Tel: 087-2454791

www.borrishouse.com

Open: May 4, 10, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, June 3, 6-7, 10-11, 17-19, 28, July 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-23, 26, 29-31, Aug 2, 5-7, 9, 12-23, 26-28, Sept 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 11.30am-3.30pm 

Fee: adult €10, child €5, OAP/student €8, child free under 12 (accompanied)

Huntington Castle – note no tours on Sat Sept 19th

Clonegal, Co. Carlow

Postal address: Huntington Castle, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Alexander Durdin Robertson

Tel: 053-9377160 

www.huntingtoncastle.com

Open: Feb 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29, Mar 1, Apr 11-13, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-31, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 11am-5pm 

Fee: house/garden, adult €10, OAP/student €9, child €5; garden, adult €6, OAP/student €5, child €3, family and group discounts available

The Old Rectory Lorum (Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Kilgreaney, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Bobbie Smith

Tel: 059-9775282, 087-2735237 

www.lorum.com

Open: Feb 1-November 30

Cavan

Cabra Castle (Hotel)

Kingscourt, Co. Cavan

Howard Corscadden.

Tel: 042-9667030

www.cabracastle.com

Open: all year, except Dec 24, 25, 26, 11am-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Clare

Newtown Castle – closed due to Covid.

Newtown, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Mary Hawkes- Greene

Tel: 065-7077200

www.newtowncastle.com

Open: Jan 6-May 29 Mon-Fri, June 1-30 Mon -Sat, July 1-Aug 31 daily, Sept 1-Dec 18 Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm

Fee: Free

Cork

Ashton Grove

Ballingohig, Knockraha, Co. Cork

Gerald McGreal

Tel: 087-2400831

Open: Jan 28-29, Feb 4-5, 11-12, 25-26, Mar 3-4, 10-11, 24-25, 31, Apr 21-22, 28-29, May 12-13, 16-17, 19-20, 23-24, 26-27, June 16-17, 20-21, 23-24, 27-28, 30, July 1-2, Aug 15-23, Sept 1-2, 8-9, 12-13, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, Wednesdays 2pm-6pm, Tues, weekends & National Heritage Week 8am-12 noon

Fee: adult €6, OAP/student/child €3

Bantry House & Garden – house not open to public I believe, due to Covid

Bantry, Co. Cork

Julie Shelswell-White

Tel: 027-50047

www.bantryhouse.com

Open: Apr 12-30, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 1-31, 10am-5pm

Fee: adult €11, OAP/student €8.50, child €3 for house and garden (6-16years) under 6 free, groups over 8 – €8 per person, over 21- €7 per person, 

garden only €6, children under 12 free

Blarney Castle & Rock Close

Blarney, Co. Cork

C. Colthurst

Tel: 021-4385252

www.blarneycastle.ie

Open: All year except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Jan- Mar, Mon-Sat, 9am-sundown, Sun, 9am- 6pm 

Apr-May, 9am-6pm, June-Aug, Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm, Sun, 9am-6pm,

Sept, Mon-Sat, 9am-6.30pm, Sun, 9am-6pm,

Oct, Nov, Dec Daily 9am-6pm, 

Fee: adult €18, OAP/student €15, child €10, family and season passes

Brideweir House

Conna, Co. Cork

Ronan Fox

Tel: 087-0523256

Open: Jan 1-Dec 24, 11am-4pm 

Fee: adult €10, OAP/student €5, child free

Creagh House – (Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Main Street, Doneraile, Co. Cork

Michael O’Sullivan 

Tel: 022-24433

www.creaghhouse.com

Open: April-Sept

Public tours of house all year

Drishane Castle & Gardens

Drishanemore, Millstreet Town, Co. Cork

Thomas Duggan

Tel: 087-2464878, 029-71008

Open: June 1-Sept 30, Mon-Sat, (Jan-May, Oct-Dec Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm by appointment only) National Heritage Week, Aug 15-23, 9am-5pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student free, child free when accompanied by adult 

Drishane House

Castleownshend, Co. Cork

Thomas Somerville

Tel: 028-36126, 083-574589

www.drishane.com

Open: May 1-20, Aug 15-23, Sept 15-25, Oct 1-20, 11am -3pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP /student/child €6, children under €6 free

Dún Na Séad Castle – was not open when we were there though in August.

Baltimore, Co. Cork

Bernadette McCarthy

Tel: 028-20735

www.baltimorecastle.ie

Open: March 1-Oct 31, 11am -6pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €5, children under 12 free 

Kilcascan Castle

Ballineen, Co. Cork

Alison Bailey

Tel: 023- 8847200, 087-3638623

Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: Free

Kilshannig House

Rathcormac, Co. Cork

Hugo Merry

Tel: 087-2513928 

Open: May 1-3, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30, May & Sept 8.30am-2.30pm, June-Aug 10am-4pm

Fee: adult/OAP €10, child €7, student €8 

4 Mulgrave Place,

No 4, Mulgrave Road, Cork City

Trevor Leacy

Tel: 087-2808302

Open: May 1-Sept 30, closed Sundays except National Heritage Week August 15-23, weekdays 11am-4pm, Saturdays 11am-3pm 

Fee: adult €4, OAP/student/child €2, family €7 (2+2) 

Woodford Bourne Warehouse

Sheares Street, Cork

Edward Nicholson

Tel: 021-4273000

www.woodfordbournewarehouse.com

Open: all year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 1pm-11pm 

Fee: Free

Donegal

Oakfield Park 

Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe, Co. Donegal

David Fisher

Tel: 074-9173068

www.oakfieldpark.com

Open: Mar 28-29, Apr 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-30, May 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, 12 noon-6pm, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, 11am-6pm, Sept 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 12 noon-6pm, Dec 1-23, 4pm-10pm. Open all public holidays

Fee: adult €9, child €6, family and annual passes available 

Portnason House

Portnason, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

Madge Sharkey

Tel: 086-3846843 

Open: Aug 15-31, Sept 1-23, Nov 16-20, 23-27, 30, Dec 1-4, 7-11, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP/ student/child €6 

Salthill Garden

Salthill House, Mountcharles, Co. Donegal

Elizabeth Temple

Tel:  087-7988078, 074-9735014

www.donegalgardens.com

Open: May 1, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-29, June 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27, 29-30, July 1-4, 6-11, 15-18, 20-25, 27-31, Aug 3-8, 10-15, 17-23, 24-29, Sept 1-4, 7-11, 21-25, 28-30, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €5, child €3  

Dublin City

Bewley’s 

78-79 Grafton Street/234 Johnson’s Court, Dublin 2

Peter O’ Callaghan

Tel 087-7179367

www.bewleys.com

Open: all year except Christmas Day, 8am-8pm

Fee: Free

Doheny & Nesbitt

4/5 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Niall Courtney

Tel: 01-4925395

Open: all year except Christmas Day, Mon-Tues 9am-12.30am, Wed-Thurs 9am-1am, Fri-Sat 9am-2am, Sunday 10.30-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Hibernian/National Irish Bank

23-27 College Green, Dublin 2

Dan O’Sullivan 

Tel: 01-6755100

www.clarendonproperties.ie

Open: all year, except Dec 25, 10am-7pm

Fee: Free 

11 North Great George’s Street

Dublin 1

John Aboud 

Tel: 087-7983099

www.number11dublin.ie

Open: March 9-14, May 11-16, June 8-13, July 6-11, Aug 3-8, 15-23, Sept 7-13, Oct 5-10, Nov 9-13, 16-20, 12 noon-4 pm, Mondays 10am-2pm

Fee: adult €7, students/OAP €3, child free

The Odeon (formerly the Old Harcourt Street Railway Station)

57 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Mary Lacey, Tel: 01-6727690

www.odeon.ie

Open: all year, 12 noon to midnight, closed Sundays 

Fee: Free

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

59 South William Street, Dublin 2

Mary Larkin

Tel: 01-6717000

www.powerscourtcentre.com

Open: All year except New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day & Bank Holidays, Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Thurs, 10am-8pm, Sundays, 12 noon-6pm

Fee: Free

The Church

Junction of Mary’s Street/Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Ann French

Tel: 087-2245726

www.thechurch.ie

Open: all year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephens Day, 11am-11 pm

Fee: Free

County Dublin 

Colganstown House

Hazelhatch Road, Newcastle, Co. Dublin

Lynne Savage Jones

Tel: 087-2206222

Open: May 5-27, June 3-5, 8-12, Aug 14-23, Oct 27-31, Nov 1-14, weekdays 2pm-6pm, weekends 9am-1pm

Fee: adult/OAP €10, student/child free

Fahanmura

2 Knocksina, Foxrock, Dublin 18

Philip Harvey

Tel: 086-3694379, 087-2463865

www.fahanmura.ie

Open: March 16-29, Apr 6-11, May 7-15, June 15-21, July 6-11, Aug 15-23, Sept 12-20, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €5, student €2, OAP/child free

Farm Complex 

Toberburr Road, Killeek, St Margaret’s, Co. Dublin

David Doran, Tel: 086-3821304

Open: Jan 2-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Feb 1-2, 15-16, 21-23, March 6-8, May 1-4, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, June 1, 5-7, 12-14, Aug 15-23, Sept 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, Jan, Feb, Sept, 12 noon-4pm, Mar-Aug 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €6, student/OAP/child €5

“Geragh” 

Sandycove Point, Sandycove, Co. Dublin

Gráinne Casey

Tel: 01-2804884

Open: Jan 14-17, 21-23, 28, Feb 18-20, 26-28, May 6-8, 11-24, 27-29, Aug 11-12, 15-23, 26-27, Sept 7-11, 15-16, Nov 3-6, Dec 3-4, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €7, OAP €4, student €2, child free 

Martello Tower

Portrane, Co. Dublin

Terry Prone

Tel: 01-6449700

Open: March 7-Sept 27, Sat & Sun and National Heritage Week, Aug 15-23, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €5, student €4, OAP €1

 Galway

Claregalway Castle

Claregalway, Co. Galway 

Eamonn O’ Donoghue

Tel: 091-799666

www.claregalwaycastle.com

Open: June-Sept, Thursday-Sunday, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23, 12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult €6, student/OAP/child €4 

Lisdonagh House

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Caherlistrane, Co. Galway

John & Finola Cooke

Tel: 093-31163

www.lisdonagh.com

Open: May 1-Oct 31

Fee: Free

Oranmore Castle – not opening due to Covid until 2021.

Oranmore, Co. Galway

Leonie Phinn

http://www.oranmorecastle.com/

Tel: 086-6003160

Open: April 1-20, May 13-22, June 8-18, Aug 15-23, Sept 8-17, 12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult /OAP €7, child €3

Signal Tower & Lighthouse

Eochaill, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway

Michael Mullen

Tel: 087-2470900

www.aranislands.ie

Open: Mar 1-October 30, 9am-5pm.

Fee: adult €2.50, child €1.50, €5 per family, group rates depending on numbers

Woodville House Dovecote & Walls of Walled Garden – closed due to Covid

Craughwell, Co. Galway

Margarita Donoghue

Tel: 087-9069191 

www.woodvillewalledgarden.com

Open: Feb 1-29, Mar 17-31, Apr 1-30, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 11am-5.30pm, Oct 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-31,11am-4pm  

Fee: adult/ OAP €6, child €3, student, €4, family €15 

Kerry

Ballyseede Castle

Ballyseede, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Marnie Corscadden

Tel: 066-7125799

www.ballyseedecastle.com

Open: Mar 1-Dec 22, 27-31, 8am-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Derreen Gardens

Lauragh, Tuosist, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

John Daly

Tel: 087-1325665

http://www.derreengarden.com/

Open: all year, 10am-6pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €8, child €3, family ticket (2 adults and all children under 18 and 2 maps) €20 

Kildare

Blackhall Castle

Calverstown, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare

Jeffrey & Naomi White

Tel: 045-485244

Open: May 1-31, Aug 15-23, Sept 1-15, Dec 1-20, 2pm-6pm

Fee: Free

Coolcarrigan House & Gardens

Coolcarrigan, Coill Dubh, Naas, Co. Kildare

Robert Wilson-Wright

Tel: 086-2580439

www.coolcarrigan.ie

Open: Feb 17-22, April 20-21, May 11-15, 23-24, 25-29, Aug 4-7, 14-30, Sept 1-4, 7, 24-30, Oct 1-2, 5-9, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €8, OAP/student €5, child free

Moone Abbey House & Tower

Moone Abbey, Moone, Co. Kildare

Jennifer Matuschka

Tel: 087-6900138

Open: May 1-31, Aug 15-23, Sept 1-30, 12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult €6, OAP/student/child €3

Kilkenny

Aylwardstown House

Glenmore, Co. Kilkenny

Nicholas & Mary Gough Kelly

Tel: 051-880464, 087-2567866

Open: Aug & Sept, 9am-5pm 

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student €3, child free

Ballybur Castle

Ballybur Upper, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny

Mhairi Gray

Tel: 086-1919099

www.ballyburcastle.com

Open: May 1-16, June 9-21, Aug 14-24, Sept 1-20, 2pm-6pm

Fee: Free

Creamery House

Castlecomer Co. Kilkenny

John Comerford

Tel: 087-918444 

www.creameryhouse.com

Open: July 7- Sept 30, Tuesday- Sunday,12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €3, child free

Kilkenny Design Centre

Castle Yard, Kilkenny

Joseph O’ Keeffe, Tel: 054-6623331

www.kilkennydesign.com

Open: all year,10am-7pm 

Fee: Free

Shankill Castle

Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny

Geoffrey Cope,

Tel: 087-2437125

www.shankillcastle.com

Open: Apr 2- Nov 1, Thurs -Sunday and National Heritage Week Aug 15-23

Fee: house & gardens, adult €10, OAP/student/child

gardens, adult €5 OAP/student /child €4

Tudor Building (Hole in the Wall)

Rere of 17-19 High Street, Kilkenny.

Michael Conway

087-8075650

www.holeinthewall.ie

Open: all year, closed Christmas Day, Jan- Feb & Nov 7pm-11pm, Mar- Sept 1pm-11.30pm, Oct 1pm-11pm, Nov 7pm-11pm, Dec 1-14, 26-31,7pm-11pm, 15 -24, 1pm-11.30pm 

Fee: Free

Laois

Ballaghmore Castle

Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois

Grace Pym

Tel: 0505-21453

www.castleballaghmore.com

Open: all year except Christmas Day, 10am-6pm

Fee: adult €5, student/child/OAP €3, family of 2 adults + 2 children €10

 Stradbally Hall

Stradbally, Co. Laois

Thomas Cosby

Tel: 086-8519272

www.stradballyhall.ie

Open: May 1-31, June 1-9, Aug 15-23, Oct 1-14, 9am-1pm 

Fee: adult €10, OAP/ student €5, child free

Leitrim

Manorhamilton Castle (Ruin)

Castle St, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim

Anthony Daly

Tel: 086-2502593

Open: Jan 7-Dec 21, closed Sat & Sun, 9.30am-3.30pm

Fee: adult €5, child free 

The Station House

Brocagh Lower, Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim

Ann White

Tel: 087-1016063

Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Mon- Fri, 6pm-10pm, Sat & Sun and Bank Holidays 9am-1pm

Fee: Free

Limerick

Ash Hill 

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Simon and Nicole Johnson 

Tel: 063-98035

www.ashhill.com

Open: Jan 15-31, Feb 1-15, Mar 1-May 31, June 1-15, July 1- Sept 20, Oct 1-20, Nov 1-20, Dec 1-15, 9am-4.30pm 

Fee: Free

Glebe House

Bruff, Co. Limerick

Colm McCarthy

Tel: 087-6487556

Open: Jan 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, May 5-13, Aug 10-23, Sept 14-30, Mon-Fri, 5.30pm-9.30pm, Sat-Sun, 9am-1pm 

Fee: Free

Kilpeacon House

Crecora, Co. Limerick

Mary Costello

Tel: 087-9852462

Open: May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, June 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 29-30, July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Aug 2, 8-9, 15-23, 29-30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24, Nov 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, Dec 5-6, 12-14, 10am-2pm

Fee: €8

Louth

Rokeby Hall – closed due to Covid

Grangebellew, Co. Louth

Jean & Jeff Young

Tel: 086-8644228

www.rokeby.ie

Open: May 1-31, Mon-Sat, Aug 15-23, Sept 1-30, Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm 

Fee: adult/OAP €7, child/student €5

Mayo

Enniscoe House & Gardens

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Susan Kellett

Tel: 096-31112

www.enniscoe.com

Open: April 1-Oct 31, Open: garden, April 1-Oct 31, 10am-5pm, 

Fee: garden & heritage centre adult €8, OAP €6, child/student €3, family 2 adults and 2 children €15, tour of house €5 per adult, tours free in National Heritage Week

Meath

Dardistown Castle

Dardistown, Julianstown, Co. Meath

Lizanne Allen

Tel: 086 -2774271

www.dardistowncastle.ie

Open: Jan 9-11, 13-18, 20-24, 27-31, Aug 15-31, Sept 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26, 10am-2pm 

Fee: adult €6, child €3, student/OAP free, all proceeds to Irish Cancer Society.

Hamwood House

Dunboyne, Co. Meath

Charles Hamilton

Tel: 086-3722701 

www.hamwood.ie

Open: Apr -Sept, Fri-Sun and National Heritage Week Aug 15-23, 10am-7pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €5, child under 12 free

Killeen Mill

(Tourists Accommodation Facility)

Clavinstown, Drumree, Co. Meath

Dermot Kealy

Tel: 086-2619979

Open: April- Sept

Loughcrew House

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Loughcrew, Old Castle, Co. Meath

Emily Naper

Tel: 049-8541356

Open: April- Sept

www.loughcrew.com

Garden:  Mar 18- Sept 30 daily, 10am-5pm, August & September 11am-4pm

Fee: adult €7, OAP/student €5, child €3.50, group concessions 

Slane Castle

Slane, Co. Meath

Jemma & Pamela 

Tel: 041-9884477

www.slanecastle.ie

Open: Jan 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26Feb 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29, Mar 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 12.15pm-4pm, April 1-30, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 1-31, 11.15am-5.15pm, Nov 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 12.15pm-4pm

Fee: adult €12, €14 from Feb, OAP/student €10.80, €11from Feb, child €7.20 

St. Mary’s Abbey

High Street, Trim, Co. Meath

Peter Higgins 

Tel: 087-2057176

Open: Jan 20-24, Feb 24-28, May 11-15, June 29-30, July 1-3, 13-19, Aug 15-23, Sept 7-13, 21-27, Oct 19-23, Nov 2-6, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student/child €2

The Former Parochial House

Slane, Co. Meath

Alan Haugh

Tel: 087-2566998

Open: May 1-Dec 22, Mon-Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23, 9am-1pm 

Fee: adult 5, child/ OAP/student €3

Swainstown House

Kilmessan, Co. Meath

Caroline Preston

Tel: 086-2577939 

Open: Mar 2-3, 5-6, April 6-7, 9-10, May 4-10, June 1-7, July 6-12, Aug 15-23, Sept 14-18, 21-25, Oct 5-6, 8-9, Nov 2-3, 5-6, Dec 7-8,10-11, 11am-3pm

Fee: adult €8, child free, OAP/student €5

Tankardstown House 

Rathkenny, Slane, Co. Meath

Tadhg Carolan, Tel: 087-7512871

www.tankardstown.ie

Open: All year including National Heritage Week, 9am-1pm

Fee: Free

Monaghan

Castle Leslie

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Samantha Leslie 

Tel: 047-88091

www.castleleslie.com

Open: all year, National Heritage Week events August 15-23

Fee: Free

Hilton Park House

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Clones, Co. Monaghan

Fred Madden

Tel 047-56007

www.hiltonpark.ie

Open: April- Sept

House and garden tours available for groups May-Sept, Monday-Friday and National Heritage Week Aug 15-23, 12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult €10, house & garden €8, OAP/student €6, child free

Mullan Village and Mill

Mullan, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan

Michael Treanor

Tel: 047-81135

www.mullanvillage.com

Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 2pm-6.30pm

Fee: €6

Offaly

Ballybrittan Castle

Ballybrittan, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

Rosemarie

Tel: 087-2469802 

Open: Jan 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Feb 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29, Mar 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, June 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Aug 15-23, Sept 5-13, 2pm-6pm. 

Fee: free – except in case of large groups a fee of €6 p.p. 

Corolanty House

Shinrone, Birr, Co. Offaly

Siobhan Webb

Tel: 086-1209984

Open: Jan, Feb, July, Aug, Sept, daily 2pm-6pm 

Fee: Free

Crotty Church

Castle Street, Birr, Co. Offaly

Brendan Garry

Tel: 086-8236452

www.themaltingsbirr.com

Open: All year, except Dec 25, 9am-5pm 

Fee: Free

High Street House

High Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

George Ross

Tel: 086-3832992

www.no6highstreet.com

Open: Jan 3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-30, May 1-12, Aug 15-23, Sept 1-20, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: adult/student €5, OAP €4, child under 12 free

Springfield House

Mount Lucas, Daingean, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Muireann Noonan

Tel: 087-2204569

www.springfieldhouse.ie

Open: Feb 16-22, 1 pm-5 pm, Apr 13-19, May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, June 1-7, July 25-26, Aug 1-2, 8-9, 14-30, 2pm-6pm, Dec 26-31, 1pm-5pm  

Fee: Free

Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre

Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Maurice Conway

Tel: 057-9327740

www.tullamorevisitorcentre.com

Open: Jan 2-Dec 24, 28-30, 9.30am-6pm, 

Fee: adult €17, OAP/student €15, child €13

The Maltings

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Castle Street, Birr, Co. Offaly

Brendan Garry

Tel: 086-8236452

www.themaltingsbirr.ie

Open: all year 

Roscommon

Castlecoote House

(Tourist Accommodation Facility) 

Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon

Kevin Finnerty

Tel: 090-6663794

www.castlecootehouse.com

Open: May 1-Sept 30, 10am-5.30pm

Fee: adult €8, child €2, student €5 

King House

Main Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Majella Hunt

Tel: 090-6637153

 www.kinghouse.ie

Open: April-Sept, Tue-Sat, Aug 15-23 National Heritage Week, 11am-5pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student /child €3, group discounts apply

Shannonbridge Fortifications

Shannonbridge, Athlone, Co. Roscommon

Fergal Moran

Tel: 090-9674973

www.theoldfortrestaurant.com

Open: May 1-Sept 30, 11am-5pm

Fee: Free

Strokestown Park House

Strokestown Park House, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon

Ciarán

Tel: 01-8748030

www.strokestownpark.ie

Open: Jan 2-Dec 23, Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 10.30am-4pm, April-Oct 10.30am-5.30pm, Mar 1-16 10.30am-4pm, Mar 17-31 10.30am-5.30pm

Fee: adult €14, €12.50, €9.25, OAP/student €12.50, child €6, group €11.50, family €29

Sligo

Coopershill House 

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Riverstown, Co. Sligo

Simon O’Hara

Tel: 071-9165108

www.coopershill.com

Open: May-Sept, 

Tues-Sat, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €10, child/ National Heritage Week €5

Lissadell House & Gardens

Lissadell, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo

Edward Walsh

Tel: 087-2550969 

www.lissadell.com

Open: May- Sept 10.30am-6pm 

Fee: adult €14, child €7, OAP €12, student €6, concessions family 

Temple House

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Roderick Perceval

Tel: 087-9976045

www.templehouse.ie

Open: April-Oct

Tipperary

Beechwood House

Ballbrunoge, Cullen, Co. Tipperary

Maura & Patrick McCormack

Tel: 083-1486736

Open: Jan 3-6, 10-13, Feb 28-29, Mar 1-2, 6-9, Apr 24-27, May 8-11, 15-18, June 5-8, July 10-13, 24-27, Aug 15-23, Sept 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 10.15am-2.15pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student €2, child free, fees donated to charity

Clashleigh House

Clogheen, Co. Tipperary

Elizabeth O’Callaghan

Tel: 086-8185334 

Open: April 2-May 30, Tues & Thurs, June 2-30, Tue, Thurs, Sat & Sun, Aug 15-23, Sept 1-Oct 27, Tues & Thurs, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €8, OAP/student/child €4

Cloughjordan House

Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

Sarah Baker

Tel:  085-2503344

www.cloughjordanhouse.com

Open: May 4-29, Sept 7-30, Oct 4-30 excluding Sundays, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: adult €8, OAP/student €5, child free

Fancroft Mill 

Fancroft, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Marcus & Irene Sweeney

Tel: 0505-31484, 087-9263300

www.fancroft.ie

Open: May 6-28, June 3-25, Aug 15-23, Sept 9-16, 10am-2pm 

Fee: adult €8, OAP/student €6, child free under 5 years, adult supervision essential, group rates available 

Lismacue House 

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Bansha, Co. Tipperary

Katherine Nicholson

Tel: 062-54106

Open: Mar 17-Oct 31

The Rectory

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Cashel Road, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Josephine Fahey

Tel: 087-2601994, 052-7441406

Open: May 1-Oct 31

Waterford

Ballynatray Estate

Co. Waterford

Postal address: Glendine, Youghal, Co. Cork

Joe Hilton, Tel: 083-3458174 

www.ballynatray.com

Open: April 12-Oct 1, 9am- 4pm

Fee: Free

Cappagh House (Old and New)

Cappagh

Dungarvan

Co Waterford

Charles and Claire Chavasse

Tel: 087-8290860, 086-8387420

Open: April, June, & August, Wednesday & Thursday, May & September Wednesday Thursday & Saturday, National Heritage Week August 15-23, Oct 1, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student/€5, child free

Cappoquin House & Gardens

Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

Sir Charles Keane

Tel: 087-6704180

www.cappoquinhouseandgardens.com

Open: Apr 18-30, Aug 15-31, Sept 1-30, 9am-1pm  

Gardens open all year closed Sundays 

Fee: house €10, garden €6, combined €15, child free 

Curraghmore House

Portlaw, Co. Waterford

Vanessa Behal

Tel: 051-387101

www.curraghmorehouse.ie

Open: May, June, July, Sept, Wed- Sun, Aug 1-31, 10.30am-4.30pm

Fee: full tour €18, house tour €12, garden & shell house €10, garden only €6 under12 years free

The Presentation Convent 

Waterford Healthpark, Slievekeel Road,Waterford

Michelle O’ Brien

www.whp.ie

Tel: 051-370057

Open: Jan 2-Dec 31, excluding bank holidays, Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm, Sat, 10am-2pm, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23 

Fee: Free

Tourin House & Gardens

Tourin, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

Kristin Jameson

Tel: 058-54405, 086-8113841

www.tourin-house.ie

Open: April 1-Sept 30, Tue-Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23, 1pm-5pm

Fee: house/garden: adult €6, OAP/student €3.50, child free. 

Westmeath

St. John’s Church

Loughstown, Drumcree, Collinstown, Co. Westmeath

Billy Standish

Tel: 044-9666570

Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €4, child/OAP/student €2

Rockfield Ecological Estate

Rathaspic, Rathowen, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Sean Daly 

Tel: 086-2487447 

Open: June 1-15, July 1-20, Aug 15-31, Sept 1-20, 2pm-6pm

Fee: Free 

Tullynally Castle & Gardens

Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath

Valerie Packenham

Tel: 087-1301986

 www.tullynallycastle.com

Open: Apr 2-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-30, May 1-4, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31, June 1, 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, July 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, Aug 1-3, 6-9, 13-23, 27-30, Sept 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 11am-5pm 

Fee: adult/OAP/student €7.50, child €3.50 under 5 free, (family 2 adults + 2 children) €19, season ticket for 2 €50, season ticket for family €60

Turbotstown

Coole, Co. Westmeath

Peter Bland

Tel: 086-2475044

Open: July 22-30, Aug 1-31, Dec 1-20, 9am-1pm 

Fee: adult/student €8, child/OAP €4 

Wexford

Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Kilmokea, Great Island, Campile, New Ross, Co. Wexford

Mark & Emma Hewlett

Tel: 051-388109

www.kilmokea.com

Open: Apr- Oct 

Gardens:

Open Mar 17-Oct 31, 10am-5pm

Fee: adult €7, OAP €6, student €5, child €4, family ticket €20/annual pass for a family of 4 to be agreed at €75

Wilton Castle

Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Sean Windsor

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Tel: 053-9247738 

www.wiltoncastleireland.com   

Open: all year

Woodbrook House

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Killanne, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Giles Fitzherbert

053-9255114, 087-6402182

www.woodbrookhouse.ie

Open April-October

Wicklow

Castle Howard

Avoca, Co. Wicklow

Mark Sinnott

Tel: 087-2987601

Open: Jan 13-15, Feb 3-7, Mar 2-4, 23-25, June 8-13, 20, 22-27, July 6-12, 20-23, Aug 14-23, Sept 7-12, 26, Oct 5-7, 12-14, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €8.50, OAP/student €6.50, child €5

Killruddery House & Gardens

Southern Cross Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Anthony Meath

Tel: 01-2863405

www.killruddery.com

Open: Apr 4-5, 12-30, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 31, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-23, 9.30am-6pm, 

Fee: house & garden adult €15.50, OAP/student €13, child €5.50, garden adult €8.50, OAP/student €7.50 child €3, concession children under  4 years free

Kiltimon House

Newcastle, Co. Wicklow

Michelle O’Connor

Tel: 087-2505205

Open: May 5-25, Aug 15-23, Sept 1-30, 9am-1pm 

Fee: adult €10, OAP/student/child €5

Kingston House

Kingston, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

Liam Lynam

Tel: 087-2415795

Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 10am-2pm

Fee: adult €3, OAP/student/child €2

Knockanree Garden

Avoca, Co Wicklow

Perter Campion & Valerie O’ Connor

Tel: 087-9024861

Open: May 20-July 3 Mon- Sat, August 15-23, Oct 1-14 Mon-Sat, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: adult €3, OAP/student €2

1 Martello Terrace

Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Liz McManus

Tel: 087-2357369

Open: May, June, July, Sept, Mon & Thurs, Aug, Mon, Thurs, & Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23, 1pm-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm, closed June 1, Aug 3 

Fee: free

Mount Usher Gardens

Ashford, Co. Wicklow

Caitriona Mc Weeney

Tel: 0404-49672

www.mountushergardens.ie

Open: all year 10am-6pm

Fee: adult €8, student/OAP €7, child €4, no charge for wheelchair users

Powerscourt House & Gardens

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Sarah Slazenger

Tel: 01-2046000

www.powerscourt.ie

Open: All year, closed Christmas day and St Stephens day, 9.30am-5.30pm, ballroom and garden rooms Sun, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: Mar-Oct, adult €11.50, OAP €9, student €8.50, child €5, family ticket €25, Nov-Dec adult €8.50, OAP €7.50, student €7, child €4, family ticket 2 adults + 3 children €18, children under 5 free

Russborough

The Albert Beit Foundation, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Eric Blachford

Tel: 045-865239

enc@russborough.ie

Open: Jan 1-Dec 22, Jan-Feb private visits only, Mar April Oct Nov & Dec, 10am-5pm, May June July & Aug 10am 6pm 

Fee: adult €12, OAP/student €9, child €6, family rate €30

October

Carlow

Huntington Castle

Clonegal, Co. Carlow

Postal address: Huntington Castle, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Alexander Durdin Robertson

Tel: 053-9377160 

www.huntingtoncastle.com

Open: Feb 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29, Mar 1, Apr 11-13, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-31, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 11am-5pm 

Fee: house/garden, adult €10, OAP/student €9, child €5 

garden, adult €6, OAP/student €5, child €3, family and group discounts available

The Old Rectory Lorum

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Kilgreaney, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Bobbie Smith

Tel: 059-9775282, 087-2735237 

www.lorum.com

Open: Feb 1-November 30

Cavan

Cabra Castle (Hotel)

Kingscourt, Co. Cavan

Howard Corscadden.

Tel: 042-9667030

www.cabracastle.com

Open: all year, except Dec 24, 25, 26, 11am-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Clare

Newtown Castle

Newtown, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Mary Hawkes- Greene

Tel: 065-7077200

www.newtowncastle.com

Open: Jan 6-May 29 Mon-Fri, June 1-30 Mon -Sat, July 1-Aug 31 daily, Sept 1-Dec 18 Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm

Fee: Free

Cork

Bantry House & Garden

Bantry, Co. Cork

Julie Shelswell-White

Tel: 027-50047

www.bantryhouse.com

Open: Apr 12-30, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 1-31, 10am-5pm

Fee: adult €11, OAP/student €8.50, child €3 for house and garden (6-16years) under 6 free, groups over 8 – €8 per person, over 21- €7 per person, 

garden only €6, children under 12 free

Blarney Castle & Rock Close

Blarney, Co. Cork

C. Colthurst

Tel: 021-4385252

www.blarneycastle.ie

Open: All year except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Jan- Mar, Mon-Sat, 9am-sundown, Sun, 9am- 6pm Apr-May, 9am-6pm, June-Aug, Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm, Sun, 9am-6pm,Sept, Mon-Sat, 9am-6.30pm, Sun, 9am-6pm,Oct, Nov, Dec Daily 9am-6pm, 

Fee: adult €18, OAP/student €15, child €10, family and season passes

Brideweir House

Conna, Co. Cork

Ronan Fox

Tel: 087-0523256

Open: Jan 1-Dec 24, 11am-4pm 

Fee: adult €10, OAP/student €5, child free

Drishane Castle & Gardens

Drishanemore, Millstreet Town, Co. Cork

Thomas Duggan

Tel: 087-2464878, 029-71008

Open: June 1-Sept 30, Mon-Sat, (Jan-May, Oct-Dec Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm by appointment only) National Heritage Week, Aug 15-23, 9am-5pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student free, child free when accompanied by adult 

Drishane House

Castleownshend, Co. Cork

Thomas Somerville

Tel: 028-36126, 083-574589

www.drishane.com

Open: May 1-20, Aug 15-23, Sept 15-25, Oct 1-20, 11am -3pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP /student/child €6, children under €6 free

Dún Na Séad Castle – was not open when we were there though in August.

Baltimore, Co. Cork

Bernadette McCarthy

Tel: 028-20735

www.baltimorecastle.ie

Open: March 1-Oct 31, 11am -6pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €5, children under 12 free 

Woodford Bourne Warehouse

Sheares Street, Cork

Edward Nicholson

Tel: 021-4273000

www.woodfordbournewarehouse.com

Open: all year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 1pm-11pm 

Fee: Free

Donegal

Oakfield Park 

Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe, Co. Donegal

David Fisher

Tel: 074-9173068

www.oakfieldpark.com

Open: Mar 28-29, Apr 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-30, May 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, 12 noon-6pm, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, 11am-6pm, Sept 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 12 noon-6pm, Dec 1-23, 4pm-10pm. Open all public holidays

Fee: adult €9, child €6, family and annual passes available 

Dublin City

Bewley’s 

78-79 Grafton Street/234 Johnson’s Court, Dublin 2

Peter O’ Callaghan

Tel 087-7179367

www.bewleys.com

Open: all year except Christmas Day, 8am-8pm

Fee: Free

Doheny & Nesbitt

4/5 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Niall Courtney

Tel: 01-4925395

Open: all year except Christmas Day, Mon-Tues 9am-12.30am, Wed-Thurs 9am-1am, Fri-Sat 9am-2am, Sunday 10.30-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Hibernian/National Irish Bank

23-27 College Green, Dublin 2

Dan O’Sullivan 

Tel: 01-6755100

www.clarendonproperties.ie

Open: all year, except Dec 25, 10am-7pm

Fee: Free 

11 North Great George’s Street

Dublin 1

John Aboud 

Tel: 087-7983099

www.number11dublin.ie

Open: March 9-14, May 11-16, June 8-13, July 6-11, Aug 3-8, 15-23, Sept 7-13, Oct 5-10, Nov 9-13, 16-20, 12 noon-4 pm, Mondays 10am-2pm

Fee: adult €7, students/OAP €3, child free

The Odeon (formerly the Old Harcourt Street Railway Station)

57 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Mary Lacey, Tel: 01-6727690

www.odeon.ie

Open: all year, 12 noon to midnight, closed Sundays 

Fee: Free

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

59 South William Street, Dublin 2

Mary Larkin

Tel: 01-6717000

www.powerscourtcentre.com

Open: All year except New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day & Bank Holidays, Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Thurs, 10am-8pm, Sundays, 12 noon-6pm

Fee: Free

The Church

Junction of Mary’s Street/Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Ann French

Tel: 087-2245726

www.thechurch.ie

Open: all year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephens Day, 11am-11 pm

Fee: Free

County Dublin 

Colganstown House

Hazelhatch Road, Newcastle, Co. Dublin

Lynne Savage Jones

Tel: 087-2206222

Open: May 5-27, June 3-5, 8-12, Aug 14-23, Oct 27-31, Nov 1-14, weekdays 2pm-6pm, weekends 9am-1pm

Fee: adult/OAP €10, student/child free 

Galway

Lisdonagh House

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Caherlistrane, Co. Galway

John & Finola Cooke

Tel: 093-31163

www.lisdonagh.com

Open: May 1-Oct 31

Fee: Free

Signal Tower & Lighthouse

Eochaill, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway

Michael Mullen

Tel: 087-2470900

www.aranislands.ie

Open: Mar 1-October 30, 9am-5pm.

Fee: adult €2.50, child €1.50, €5 per family, group rates depending on numbers

Woodville House Dovecote & Walls of Walled Garden – closed due to Covid

Craughwell, Co. Galway

Margarita Donoghue

Tel: 087-9069191 

www.woodvillewalledgarden.com

Open: Feb 1-29, Mar 17-31, Apr 1-30, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 11am-5.30pm, Oct 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-31,11am-4pm  

Fee: adult/ OAP €6, child €3, student, €4, family €15 

Kerry

Ballyseede Castle

Ballyseede, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Marnie Corscadden

Tel: 066-7125799

www.ballyseedecastle.com

Open: Mar 1-Dec 22, 27-31, 8am-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Derreen Gardens

Lauragh, Tuosist, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

John Daly

Tel: 087-1325665

www.derrengarden.com

Open: all year, 10am-6pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €8, child €3, family ticket (2 adults and all children under 18 and 2 maps) €20 

Kildare

Coolcarrigan House & Gardens

Coolcarrigan, Coill Dubh, Naas, Co. Kildare

Robert Wilson-Wright

Tel: 086-2580439

www.coolcarrigan.ie

Open: Feb 17-22, April 20-21, May 11-15, 23-24, 25-29, Aug 4-7, 14-30, Sept 1-4, 7, 24-30, Oct 1-2, 5-9, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €8, OAP/student €5, child free

Kilkenny

Kilkenny Design Centre

Castle Yard, Kilkenny

Joseph O’ Keeffe, Tel: 054-6623331

www.kilkennydesign.com

Open: all year,10am-7pm 

Fee: Free

Shankill Castle

Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny

Geoffrey Cope,

Tel: 087-2437125

www.shankillcastle.com

Open: Apr 2- Nov 1, Thurs -Sunday and National Heritage Week Aug 15-23

Fee: house & gardens, adult €10, OAP/student/child

gardens, adult €5 OAP/student /child €4

Tudor Building (Hole in the Wall)

Rere of 17-19 High Street, Kilkenny.

Michael Conway

087-8075650

www.holeinthewall.ie

Open: all year, closed Christmas Day, Jan- Feb & Nov 7pm-11pm, Mar- Sept 1pm-11.30pm, Oct 1pm-11pm, Nov 7pm-11pm, Dec 1-14, 26-31,7pm-11pm, 15 -24, 1pm-11.30pm 

Fee: Free

Laois

Ballaghmore Castle

Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois

Grace Pym

Tel: 0505-21453

www.castleballaghmore.com

Open: all year except Christmas Day, 10am-6pm

Fee: adult €5, student/child/OAP €3, family of 2 adults + 2 children €10

Stradbally Hall

Stradbally, Co. Laois

Thomas Cosby

Tel: 086-8519272

www.stradballyhall.ie

Open: May 1-31, June 1-9, Aug 15-23, Oct 1-14, 9am-1pm 

Fee: adult €10, OAP/ student €5, child free

Leitrim

Manorhamilton Castle (Ruin)

Castle St, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim

Anthony Daly

Tel: 086-2502593

Open: Jan 7-Dec 21, closed Sat & Sun, 9.30am-3.30pm

Fee: adult €5, child free 

Limerick

Ash Hill 

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Simon and Nicole Johnson 

Tel: 063-98035

www.ashhill.com

Open: Jan 15-31, Feb 1-15, Mar 1-May 31, June 1-15, July 1- Sept 20, Oct 1-20, Nov 1-20, Dec 1-15, 9am-4.30pm 

Fee: Free

Kilpeacon House

Crecora, Co. Limerick

Mary Costello

Tel: 087-9852462

Open: May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, June 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 29-30, July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Aug 2, 8-9, 15-23, 29-30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24, Nov 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, Dec 5-6, 12-14, 10am-2pm

Fee: €8

Mayo

Enniscoe House & Gardens

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Susan Kellett

Tel: 096-31112

www.enniscoe.com

Open: April 1-Oct 31, Open: garden, April 1-Oct 31, 10am-5pm, 

Fee: garden & heritage centre adult €8, OAP €6, child/student €3, family 2 adults and 2 children €15, tour of house €5 per adult, tours free in National Heritage Week

Meath

Slane Castle

Slane, Co. Meath

Jemma & Pamela 

Tel: 041-9884477

www.slanecastle.ie

Open: Jan 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26Feb 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29, Mar 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 12.15pm-4pm, April 1-30, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 1-31, 11.15am-5.15pm, Nov 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 12.15pm-4pm

Fee: adult €12, €14 from Feb, OAP/student €10.80, €11from Feb, child €7.20 

St. Mary’s Abbey

High Street, Trim, Co. Meath

Peter Higgins 

Tel: 087-2057176

Open: Jan 20-24, Feb 24-28, May 11-15, June 29-30, July 1-3, 13-19, Aug 15-23, Sept 7-13, 21-27, Oct 19-23, Nov 2-6, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student/child €2

The Former Parochial House

Slane, Co. Meath

Alan Haugh

Tel: 087-2566998

Open: May 1-Dec 22, Mon-Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23, 9am-1pm 

Fee: adult 5, child/ OAP/student €3

Swainstown House

Kilmessan, Co. Meath

Caroline Preston

Tel: 086-2577939 

Open: Mar 2-3, 5-6, April 6-7, 9-10, May 4-10, June 1-7, July 6-12, Aug 15-23, Sept 14-18, 21-25, Oct 5-6, 8-9, Nov 2-3, 5-6, Dec 7-8,10-11, 11am-3pm

Fee: adult €8, child free, OAP/student €5

Tankardstown House 

Rathkenny, Slane, Co. Meath

Tadhg Carolan, Tel: 087-7512871

www.tankardstown.ie

Open: All year including National Heritage Week, 9am-1pm

Fee: Free

Monaghan

Castle Leslie

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Samantha Leslie 

Tel: 047-88091

www.castleleslie.com

Open: all year, National Heritage Week events August 15-23

Fee: Free

Offaly

Crotty Church

Castle Street, Birr, Co. Offaly

Brendan Garry

Tel: 086-8236452

www.themaltingsbirr.com

Open: All year, except Dec 25, 9am-5pm 

Fee: Free

Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre

Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Maurice Conway

Tel: 057-9327740

www.tullamorevisitorcentre.com

Open: Jan 2-Dec 24, 28-30, 9.30am-6pm, 

Fee: adult €17, OAP/student €15, child €13

The Maltings

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Castle Street, Birr, Co. Offaly

Brendan Garry

Tel: 086-8236452

www.themaltingsbirr.ie

Open: all year 

Roscommon

Strokestown Park House

Strokestown Park House, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon

Ciarán

Tel: 01-8748030

www.strokestownpark.ie

Open: Jan 2-Dec 23, Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 10.30am-4pm, April-Oct 10.30am-5.30pm, Mar 1-16 10.30am-4pm, Mar 17-31 10.30am-5.30pm

Fee: adult €14, €12.50, €9.25, OAP/student €12.50, child €6, group €11.50, family €29

Sligo

Temple House

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Roderick Perceval

Tel: 087-9976045

www.templehouse.ie

Open: April-Oct

Tipperary

Clashleigh House

Clogheen, Co. Tipperary

Elizabeth O’Callaghan

Tel: 086-8185334 

Open: April 2-May 30, Tues & Thurs, June 2-30, Tue, Thurs, Sat & Sun, Aug 15-23, Sept 1-Oct 27, Tues & Thurs, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €8, OAP/student/child €4

Cloughjordan House

Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

Sarah Baker

Tel:  085-2503344

www.cloughjordanhouse.com

Open: May 4-29, Sept 7-30, Oct 4-30 excluding Sundays, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: adult €8, OAP/student €5, child free

Lismacue House 

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Bansha, Co. Tipperary

Katherine Nicholson

Tel: 062-54106

Open: Mar 17-Oct 31

The Rectory

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Cashel Road, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Josephine Fahey

Tel: 087-2601994, 052-7441406

Open: May 1-Oct 31

Waterford

The Presentation Convent 

Waterford Healthpark, Slievekeel Road,Waterford

Michelle O’ Brien

www.whp.ie

Tel: 051-370057

Open: Jan 2-Dec 31, excluding bank holidays, Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm, Sat, 10am-2pm, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23 

Fee: Free

Wexford

Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Kilmokea, Great Island, Campile, New Ross, Co. Wexford

Mark & Emma Hewlett

Tel: 051-388109

www.kilmokea.com

Open: Apr- Oct 

Gardens:

Open Mar 17-Oct 31, 10am-5pm

Fee: adult €7, OAP €6, student €5, child €4, family ticket €20/annual pass for a family of 4 to be agreed at €75

Wilton Castle

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Sean Windsor

Tel: 053-9247738 

www.wiltoncastleireland.com   

Open: all year

Woodbrook House

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Killanne, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Giles Fitzherbert

053-9255114, 087-6402182

www.woodbrookhouse.ie

Open April-October

Wicklow

Castle Howard

Avoca, Co. Wicklow

Mark Sinnott

Tel: 087-2987601

Open: Jan 13-15, Feb 3-7, Mar 2-4, 23-25, June 8-13, 20, 22-27, July 6-12, 20-23, Aug 14-23, Sept 7-12, 26, Oct 5-7, 12-14, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €8.50, OAP/student €6.50, child €5

Killruddery House & Gardens

Southern Cross Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Anthony Meath

Tel: 01-2863405

www.killruddery.com

Open: Apr 4-5, 12-30, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 31, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-23, 9.30am-6pm, 

Fee: house & garden adult €15.50, OAP/student €13, child €5.50, garden adult €8.50, OAP/student €7.50 child €3, concession children under  4 years free

Knockanree Garden

Avoca, Co Wicklow

Perter Campion & Valerie O’ Connor

Tel: 087-9024861

Open: May 20-July 3 Mon- Sat, August 15-23, Oct 1-14 Mon-Sat, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: adult €3, OAP/student €2

Mount Usher Gardens

Ashford, Co. Wicklow

Caitriona Mc Weeney

Tel: 0404-49672

www.mountushergardens.ie

Open: all year 10am-6pm

Fee: adult €8, student/OAP €7, child €4, no charge for wheelchair users

Powerscourt House & Gardens

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Sarah Slazenger

Tel: 01-2046000

www.powerscourt.ie

Open: All year, closed Christmas day and St Stephens day, 9.30am-5.30pm, ballroom and garden rooms Sun, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: Mar-Oct, adult €11.50, OAP €9, student €8.50, child €5, family ticket €25, Nov-Dec adult €8.50, OAP €7.50, student €7, child €4, family ticket 2 adults + 3 children €18, children under 5 free

Russborough

The Albert Beit Foundation, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Eric Blachford

Tel: 045-865239

enc@russborough.ie

Open: Jan 1-Dec 22, Jan-Feb private visits only, Mar April Oct Nov & Dec, 10am-5pm, May June July & Aug 10am 6pm 

Fee: adult €12, OAP/student €9, child €6, family rate €30

November

Carlow

The Old Rectory Lorum

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Kilgreaney, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Bobbie Smith

Tel: 059-9775282, 087-2735237 

www.lorum.com

Open: Feb 1-November 30

Cavan

Cabra Castle (Hotel)

Kingscourt, Co. Cavan

Howard Corscadden.

Tel: 042-9667030

www.cabracastle.com

Open: all year, except Dec 24, 25, 26, 11am-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Clare

Gregan Castle

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Brian & Anna Hussey

Tel: 086-3291244

Open: March 1-31, April 1-30, May 1-31, Aug 15-23, Nov 1-30, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €5, child/OAP/student/free

Newtown Castle

Newtown, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Mary Hawkes- Greene

Tel: 065-7077200

www.newtowncastle.com

Open: Jan 6-May 29 Mon-Fri, June 1-30 Mon -Sat, July 1-Aug 31 daily, Sept 1-Dec 18 Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm

Fee: Free

Cork

Blarney Castle & Rock Close

Blarney, Co. Cork

C. Colthurst

Tel: 021-4385252

www.blarneycastle.ie

Open: All year except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Jan- Mar, Mon-Sat, 9am-sundown, Sun, 9am- 6pm 

Apr-May, 9am-6pm, June-Aug, Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm, Sun, 9am-6pm,Sept, Mon-Sat, 9am-6.30pm, Sun, 9am-6pm,Oct, Nov, Dec Daily 9am-6pm, 

Fee: adult €18, OAP/student €15, child €10, family and season passes

Brideweir House

Conna, Co. Cork

Ronan Fox

Tel: 087-0523256

Open: Jan 1-Dec 24, 11am-4pm 

Fee: adult €10, OAP/student €5, child free

Creagh House

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Main Street, Doneraile, Co. Cork

Michael O’Sullivan 

Tel: 022-24433

www.creaghhouse.ie

Open: April-Sept

Public tours of house all year

Woodford Bourne Warehouse

Sheares Street, Cork

Edward Nicholson

Tel: 021-4273000

www.woodfordbournewarehouse.com

Open: all year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 1pm-11pm 

Fee: Free

Donegal

Portnason House

Portnason, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

Madge Sharkey

Tel: 086-3846843 

Open: Aug 15-31, Sept 1-23, Nov 16-20, 23-27, 30, Dec 1-4, 7-11, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP/ student/child €6 

Dublin City

Bewley’s 

78-79 Grafton Street/234 Johnson’s Court, Dublin 2

Peter O’ Callaghan

Tel 087-7179367

www.bewleys.com

Open: all year except Christmas Day, 8am-8pm

Fee: Free

Doheny & Nesbitt

4/5 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Niall Courtney

Tel: 01-4925395

Open: all year except Christmas Day, Mon-Tues 9am-12.30am, Wed-Thurs 9am-1am, Fri-Sat 9am-2am, Sunday 10.30-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Hibernian/National Irish Bank

23-27 College Green, Dublin 2

Dan O’Sullivan 

Tel: 01-6755100

www.clarendonproperties.ie

Open: all year, except Dec 25, 10am-7pm

Fee: Free 

11 North Great George’s Street

Dublin 1

John Aboud 

Tel: 087-7983099

www.number11dublin.ie

Open: March 9-14, May 11-16, June 8-13, July 6-11, Aug 3-8, 15-23, Sept 7-13, Oct 5-10, Nov 9-13, 16-20, 12 noon-4 pm, Mondays 10am-2pm

Fee: adult €7, students/OAP €3, child free

The Odeon (formerly the Old Harcourt Street Railway Station)

57 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Mary Lacey, Tel: 01-6727690

www.odeon.ie

Open: all year, 12 noon to midnight, closed Sundays 

Fee: Free

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

59 South William Street, Dublin 2

Mary Larkin

Tel: 01-6717000

www.powerscourtcentre.com

Open: All year except New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day & Bank Holidays, Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Thurs, 10am-8pm, Sundays, 12 noon-6pm

Fee: Free

The Church

Junction of Mary’s Street/Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Ann French

Tel: 087-2245726

www.thechurch.ie

Open: all year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephens Day, 11am-11 pm

Fee: Free

County Dublin 

Colganstown House

Hazelhatch Road, Newcastle, Co. Dublin

Lynne Savage Jones

Tel: 087-2206222

Open: May 5-27, June 3-5, 8-12, Aug 14-23, Oct 27-31, Nov 1-14, weekdays 2pm-6pm, weekends 9am-1pm

Fee: adult/OAP €10, student/child free 

“Geragh” 

Sandycove Point, Sandycove, Co. Dublin

Gráinne Casey

Tel: 01-2804884

Open: Jan 14-17, 21-23, 28, Feb 18-20, 26-28, May 6-8, 11-24, 27-29, Aug 11-12, 15-23, 26-27, Sept 7-11, 15-16, Nov 3-6, Dec 3-4, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €7, OAP €4, student €2, child free 

Kerry

Ballyseede Castle

Ballyseede, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Marnie Corscadden

Tel: 066-7125799

www.ballyseedecastle.com

Open: Mar 1-Dec 22, 27-31, 8am-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Derreen Gardens

Lauragh, Tuosist, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

John Daly

Tel: 087-1325665

http://www.derreengarden.com/

Open: all year, 10am-6pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €8, child €3, family ticket (2 adults and all children under 18 and 2 maps) €20 

Kilkenny

Kilkenny Design Centre

Castle Yard, Kilkenny

Joseph O’ Keeffe, Tel: 054-6623331

www.kilkennydesign.com

Open: all year,10am-7pm 

Fee: Free

Shankill Castle

Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny

Geoffrey Cope,

Tel: 087-2437125

www.shankillcastle.com

Open: Apr 2- Nov 1, Thurs -Sunday and National Heritage Week Aug 15-23

Fee: house & gardens, adult €10, OAP/student/child

gardens, adult €5 OAP/student /child €4

Tudor Building (Hole in the Wall)

Rere of 17-19 High Street, Kilkenny.

Michael Conway

087-8075650

www.holeinthewall.ie

Open: all year, closed Christmas Day, Jan- Feb & Nov 7pm-11pm, Mar- Sept 1pm-11.30pm, Oct 1pm-11pm, Nov 7pm-11pm, Dec 1-14, 26-31,7pm-11pm, 15 -24, 1pm-11.30pm 

Fee: Free

Laois

Ballaghmore Castle

Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois

Grace Pym

Tel: 0505-21453

www.castleballaghmore.com

Open: all year except Christmas Day, 10am-6pm

Fee: adult €5, student/child/OAP €3, family of 2 adults + 2 children €10

Leitrim

Manorhamilton Castle (Ruin)

Castle St, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim

Anthony Daly

Tel: 086-2502593

Open: Jan 7-Dec 21, closed Sat & Sun, 9.30am-3.30pm

Fee: adult €5, child free 

Limerick

Ash Hill 

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Simon and Nicole Johnson 

Tel: 063-98035

www.ashhill.com

Open: Jan 15-31, Feb 1-15, Mar 1-May 31, June 1-15, July 1- Sept 20, Oct 1-20, Nov 1-20, Dec 1-15, 9am-4.30pm 

Fee: Free

Kilpeacon House

Crecora, Co. Limerick

Mary Costello

Tel: 087-9852462

Open: May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, June 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 29-30, July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Aug 2, 8-9, 15-23, 29-30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24, Nov 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, Dec 5-6, 12-14, 10am-2pm

Fee: €8

Meath

Slane Castle

Slane, Co. Meath

Jemma & Pamela 

Tel: 041-9884477

www.slanecastle.ie

Open: Jan 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26Feb 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29, Mar 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 12.15pm-4pm, April 1-30, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 1-31, 11.15am-5.15pm, Nov 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 12.15pm-4pm

Fee: adult €12, €14 from Feb, OAP/student €10.80, €11from Feb, child €7.20 

St. Mary’s Abbey

High Street, Trim, Co. Meath

Peter Higgins 

Tel: 087-2057176

Open: Jan 20-24, Feb 24-28, May 11-15, June 29-30, July 1-3, 13-19, Aug 15-23, Sept 7-13, 21-27, Oct 19-23, Nov 2-6, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student/child €2

The Former Parochial House

Slane, Co. Meath

Alan Haugh

Tel: 087-2566998

Open: May 1-Dec 22, Mon-Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23, 9am-1pm 

Fee: adult 5, child/ OAP/student €3

Swainstown House

Kilmessan, Co. Meath

Caroline Preston

Tel: 086-2577939 

Open: Mar 2-3, 5-6, April 6-7, 9-10, May 4-10, June 1-7, July 6-12, Aug 15-23, Sept 14-18, 21-25, Oct 5-6, 8-9, Nov 2-3, 5-6, Dec 7-8,10-11, 11am-3pm

Fee: adult €8, child free, OAP/student €5

Tankardstown House 

Rathkenny, Slane, Co. Meath

Tadhg Carolan, Tel: 087-7512871

www.tankardstown.ie

Open: All year including National Heritage Week, 9am-1pm

Fee: Free

Monaghan

Castle Leslie

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Samantha Leslie 

Tel: 047-88091

www.castleleslie.com

Open: all year, National Heritage Week events August 15-23

Fee: Free

Offaly

Crotty Church

Castle Street, Birr, Co. Offaly

Brendan Garry

Tel: 086-8236452

www.themaltingsbirr.com

Open: All year, except Dec 25, 9am-5pm 

Fee: Free

Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre

Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Maurice Conway

Tel: 057-9327740

www.tullamorevisitorcentre.com

Open: Jan 2-Dec 24, 28-30, 9.30am-6pm, 

Fee: adult €17, OAP/student €15, child €13

The Maltings

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Castle Street, Birr, Co. Offaly

Brendan Garry

Tel: 086-8236452

www.themaltingsbirr.ie

Open: all year 

Roscommon

Strokestown Park House

Strokestown Park House, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon

Ciarán

Tel: 01-8748030

www.strokestownpark.ie

Open: Jan 2-Dec 23, Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 10.30am-4pm, April-Oct 10.30am-5.30pm, Mar 1-16 10.30am-4pm, Mar 17-31 10.30am-5.30pm

Fee: adult €14, €12.50, €9.25, OAP/student €12.50, child €6, group €11.50, family €29

Waterford

Cappoquin House & Gardens

Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

Sir Charles Keane

Tel: 087-6704180

www.cappoquinhouseandgardens.com

Open: Apr 18-30, Aug 15-31, Sept 1-30, 9am-1pm  

Gardens open all year closed Sundays 

Fee: house €10, garden €6, combined €15, child free 

The Presentation Convent 

Waterford Healthpark, Slievekeel Road,Waterford

Michelle O’ Brien

www.whp.ie

Tel: 051-370057

Open: Jan 2-Dec 31, excluding bank holidays, Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm, Sat, 10am-2pm, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23 

Fee: Free

Wexford

Wilton Castle

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Sean Windsor

Tel: 053-9247738 

www.wiltoncastleireland.com   

Open: all year

Wicklow

Mount Usher Gardens

Ashford, Co. Wicklow

Caitriona Mc Weeney

Tel: 0404-49672

www.mountushergardens.ie

Open: all year 10am-6pm

Fee: adult €8, student/OAP €7, child €4, no charge for wheelchair users

Powerscourt House & Gardens

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Sarah Slazenger

Tel: 01-2046000

www.powerscourt.ie

Open: All year, closed Christmas day and St Stephens day, 9.30am-5.30pm, ballroom and garden rooms Sun, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: Mar-Oct, adult €11.50, OAP €9, student €8.50, child €5, family ticket €25, Nov-Dec adult €8.50, OAP €7.50, student €7, child €4, family ticket 2 adults + 3 children €18, children under 5 free

Russborough

The Albert Beit Foundation, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Eric Blachford

Tel: 045-865239

enc@russborough.ie

Open: Jan 1-Dec 22, Jan-Feb private visits only, Mar April Oct Nov & Dec, 10am-5pm, May June July & Aug 10am 6pm 

Fee: adult €12, OAP/student €9, child €6, family rate €30

Dec

Carlow

Huntington Castle

Clonegal, Co. Carlow

Postal address: Huntington Castle, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Alexander Durdin Robertson

Tel: 053-9377160 

www.huntingtoncastle.com

Open: Feb 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29, Mar 1, Apr 11-13, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-31, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 11am-5pm 

Fee: house/garden, adult €10, OAP/student €9, child €5 

garden, adult €6, OAP/student €5, child €3, family and group discounts available

Cavan

Cabra Castle (Hotel)

Kingscourt, Co. Cavan

Howard Corscadden.

Tel: 042-9667030

www.cabracastle.com

Open: all year, except Dec 24, 25, 26, 11am-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Clare

Newtown Castle

Newtown, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Mary Hawkes- Greene

Tel: 065-7077200

www.newtowncastle.com

Open: Jan 6-May 29 Mon-Fri, June 1-30 Mon -Sat, July 1-Aug 31 daily, Sept 1-Dec 18 Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm

Fee: Free

Cork

Blarney Castle & Rock Close

Blarney, Co. Cork

C. Colthurst

Tel: 021-4385252

www.blarneycastle.ie

Open: All year except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Jan- Mar, Mon-Sat, 9am-sundown, Sun, 9am- 6pm 

Apr-May, 9am-6pm, June-Aug, Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm, Sun, 9am-6pm,

Sept, Mon-Sat, 9am-6.30pm, Sun, 9am-6pm,

Oct, Nov, Dec Daily 9am-6pm, 

Fee: adult €18, OAP/student €15, child €10, family and season passes

Brideweir House

Conna, Co. Cork

Ronan Fox

Tel: 087-0523256

Open: Jan 1-Dec 24, 11am-4pm 

Fee: adult €10, OAP/student €5, child free

Creagh House

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Main Street, Doneraile, Co. Cork

Michael O’Sullivan 

Tel: 022-24433

www.creaghhouse.ie

Open: April-Sept

Public tours of house all year

Drishane Castle & Gardens

Drishanemore, Millstreet Town, Co. Cork

Thomas Duggan

Tel: 087-2464878, 029-71008

Open: June 1-Sept 30, Mon-Sat, (Jan-May, Oct-Dec Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm by appointment only) National Heritage Week, Aug 15-23, 9am-5pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student free, child free when accompanied by adult 

Woodford Bourne Warehouse

Sheares Street, Cork

Edward Nicholson

Tel: 021-4273000

www.woodfordbournewarehouse.com

Open: all year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 1pm-11pm 

Fee: Free

Donegal

Oakfield Park 

Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe, Co. Donegal

David Fisher

Tel: 074-9173068

www.oakfieldpark.com

Open: Mar 28-29, Apr 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-30, May 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, 12 noon-6pm, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, 11am-6pm, Sept 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 12 noon-6pm, Dec 1-23, 4pm-10pm. Open all public holidays

Fee: adult €9, child €6, family and annual passes available 

Portnason House

Portnason, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

Madge Sharkey

Tel: 086-3846843 

Open: Aug 15-31, Sept 1-23, Nov 16-20, 23-27, 30, Dec 1-4, 7-11, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP/ student/child €6 

Dublin City

Bewley’s 

78-79 Grafton Street/234 Johnson’s Court, Dublin 2

Peter O’ Callaghan

Tel 087-7179367

www.bewleys.com

Open: all year except Christmas Day, 8am-8pm

Fee: Free

Doheny & Nesbitt

4/5 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Niall Courtney

Tel: 01-4925395

Open: all year except Christmas Day, Mon-Tues 9am-12.30am, Wed-Thurs 9am-1am, Fri-Sat 9am-2am, Sunday 10.30-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Hibernian/National Irish Bank

23-27 College Green, Dublin 2

Dan O’Sullivan 

Tel: 01-6755100

www.clarendonproperties.ie

Open: all year, except Dec 25, 10am-7pm

Fee: Free 

The Odeon (formerly the Old Harcourt Street Railway Station)

57 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Mary Lacey, Tel: 01-6727690

www.odeon.ie

Open: all year, 12 noon to midnight, closed Sundays 

Fee: Free

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

59 South William Street, Dublin 2

Mary Larkin

Tel: 01-6717000

www.powerscourtcentre.com

Open: All year except New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day & Bank Holidays, Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Thurs, 10am-8pm, Sundays, 12 noon-6pm

Fee: Free

The Church

Junction of Mary’s Street/Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Ann French

Tel: 087-2245726

www.thechurch.ie

Open: all year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephens Day, 11am-11 pm

Fee: Free

County Dublin 

“Geragh” 

Sandycove Point, Sandycove, Co. Dublin

Gráinne Casey

Tel: 01-2804884

Open: Jan 14-17, 21-23, 28, Feb 18-20, 26-28, May 6-8, 11-24, 27-29, Aug 11-12, 15-23, 26-27, Sept 7-11, 15-16, Nov 3-6, Dec 3-4, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €7, OAP €4, student €2, child free 

Kerry

Ballyseede Castle

Ballyseede, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Marnie Corscadden

Tel: 066-7125799

www.ballyseedecastle.com

Open: Mar 1-Dec 22, 27-31, 8am-12 midnight

Fee: Free

Derreen Gardens

Lauragh, Tuosist, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

John Daly

Tel: 087-1325665

http://www.derreengarden.com/

Open: all year, 10am-6pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €8, child €3, family ticket (2 adults and all children under 18 and 2 maps) €20 

Kildare

Blackhall Castle

Calverstown, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare

Jeffrey & Naomi White

Tel: 045-485244

Open: May 1-31, Aug 15-23, Sept 1-15, Dec 1-20, 2pm-6pm

Fee: Free

Kilkenny

Kilkenny Design Centre

Castle Yard, Kilkenny

Joseph O’ Keeffe, Tel: 054-6623331

www.kilkennydesign.com

Open: all year,10am-7pm 

Fee: Free

Tudor Building (Hole in the Wall)

Rere of 17-19 High Street, Kilkenny.

Michael Conway

087-8075650

www.holeinthewall.ie

Open: all year, closed Christmas Day, Jan- Feb & Nov 7pm-11pm, Mar- Sept 1pm-11.30pm, Oct 1pm-11pm, Nov 7pm-11pm, Dec 1-14, 26-31,7pm-11pm, 15 -24, 1pm-11.30pm 

Fee: Free

Laois

Ballaghmore Castle

Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois

Grace Pym

Tel: 0505-21453

www.castleballaghmore.com

Open: all year except Christmas Day, 10am-6pm

Fee: adult €5, student/child/OAP €3, family of 2 adults + 2 children €10

Leitrim

Manorhamilton Castle (Ruin)

Castle St, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim

Anthony Daly

Tel: 086-2502593

Open: Jan 7-Dec 21, closed Sat & Sun, 9.30am-3.30pm

Fee: adult €5, child free 

Limerick

Ash Hill 

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Simon and Nicole Johnson 

Tel: 063-98035

www.ashhill.com

Open: Jan 15-31, Feb 1-15, Mar 1-May 31, June 1-15, July 1- Sept 20, Oct 1-20, Nov 1-20, Dec 1-15, 9am-4.30pm 

Fee: Free

Kilpeacon House

Crecora, Co. Limerick

Mary Costello

Tel: 087-9852462

Open: May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, June 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 29-30, July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Aug 2, 8-9, 15-23, 29-30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24, Nov 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, Dec 5-6, 12-14, 10am-2pm

Fee: €8

Meath

Slane Castle

Slane, Co. Meath

Jemma & Pamela 

Tel: 041-9884477

www.slanecastle.ie

Open: Jan 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26Feb 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29, Mar 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 12.15pm-4pm, April 1-30, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 1-31, 11.15am-5.15pm, Nov 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 12.15pm-4pm

Fee: adult €12, €14 from Feb, OAP/student €10.80, €11from Feb, child €7.20 

The Former Parochial House

Slane, Co. Meath

Alan Haugh

Tel: 087-2566998

Open: May 1-Dec 22, Mon-Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23, 9am-1pm 

Fee: adult 5, child/ OAP/student €3

Swainstown House

Kilmessan, Co. Meath

Caroline Preston

Tel: 086-2577939 

Open: Mar 2-3, 5-6, April 6-7, 9-10, May 4-10, June 1-7, July 6-12, Aug 15-23, Sept 14-18, 21-25, Oct 5-6, 8-9, Nov 2-3, 5-6, Dec 7-8,10-11, 11am-3pm

Fee: adult €8, child free, OAP/student €5

Tankardstown House 

Rathkenny, Slane, Co. Meath

Tadhg Carolan, Tel: 087-7512871

www.tankardstown.ie

Open: All year including National Heritage Week, 9am-1pm

Fee: Free

Monaghan

Castle Leslie

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Samantha Leslie 

Tel: 047-88091

www.castleleslie.com

Open: all year, National Heritage Week events August 15-23

Fee: Free

Offaly

Crotty Church

Castle Street, Birr, Co. Offaly

Brendan Garry

Tel: 086-8236452

www.themaltingsbirr.com

Open: All year, except Dec 25, 9am-5pm 

Fee: Free

Springfield House

Mount Lucas, Daingean, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Muireann Noonan

Tel: 087-2204569

www.springfieldhouse.ie

Open: Feb 16-22, 1 pm-5 pm, Apr 13-19, May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, June 1-7, July 25-26, Aug 1-2, 8-9, 14-30, 2pm-6pm, Dec 26-31, 1pm-5pm  

Fee: Free

Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre

Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Maurice Conway

Tel: 057-9327740

www.tullamorevisitorcentre.com

Open: Jan 2-Dec 24, 28-30, 9.30am-6pm, 

Fee: adult €17, OAP/student €15, child €13

The Maltings

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Castle Street, Birr, Co. Offaly

Brendan Garry

Tel: 086-8236452

www.themaltingsbirr.ie

Open: all year 

Roscommon

Strokestown Park House

Strokestown Park House, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon

Ciarán

Tel: 01-8748030

www.strokestownpark.ie

Open: Jan 2-Dec 23, Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 10.30am-4pm, April-Oct 10.30am-5.30pm, Mar 1-16 10.30am-4pm, Mar 17-31 10.30am-5.30pm

Fee: adult €14, €12.50, €9.25, OAP/student €12.50, child €6, group €11.50, family €29

Waterford

Cappoquin House & Gardens

Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

Sir Charles Keane

Tel: 087-6704180

www.cappoquinhouseandgardens.com

Open: Apr 18-30, Aug 15-31, Sept 1-30, 9am-1pm  

Gardens open all year closed Sundays 

Fee: house €10, garden €6, combined €15, child free 

The Presentation Convent 

Waterford Healthpark, Slievekeel Road,Waterford

Michelle O’ Brien

www.whp.ie

Tel: 051-370057

Open: Jan 2-Dec 31, excluding bank holidays, Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm, Sat, 10am-2pm, National Heritage Week Aug 15-23 

Fee: Free

Westmeath

Turbotstown

Coole, Co. Westmeath

Peter Bland

Tel: 086-2475044

Open: July 22-30, Aug 1-31, Dec 1-20, 9am-1pm 

Fee: adult/student €8, child/OAP €4 

Wexford

Wilton Castle

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Sean Windsor

Tel: 053-9247738 

www.wiltoncastleireland.com   

Open: all year

Wicklow

Killruddery House & Gardens

Southern Cross Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Anthony Meath

Tel: 01-2863405

www.killruddery.com

Open: Apr 4-5, 12-30, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 31, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-23, 9.30am-6pm, 

Fee: house & garden adult €15.50, OAP/student €13, child €5.50, garden adult €8.50, OAP/student €7.50 child €3, concession children under  4 years free

Mount Usher Gardens

Ashford, Co. Wicklow

Caitriona Mc Weeney

Tel: 0404-49672

www.mountushergardens.ie

Open: all year 10am-6pm

Fee: adult €8, student/OAP €7, child €4, no charge for wheelchair users

Powerscourt House & Gardens

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Sarah Slazenger

Tel: 01-2046000

www.powerscourt.ie

Open: All year, closed Christmas day and St Stephens day, 9.30am-5.30pm, ballroom and garden rooms Sun, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: Mar-Oct, adult €11.50, OAP €9, student €8.50, child €5, family ticket €25, Nov-Dec adult €8.50, OAP €7.50, student €7, child €4, family ticket 2 adults + 3 children €18, children under 5 free

Russborough

The Albert Beit Foundation, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Eric Blachford

Tel: 045-865239

enc@russborough.ie

Open: Jan 1-Dec 22, Jan-Feb private visits only, Mar April Oct Nov & Dec, 10am-5pm, May June July & Aug 10am 6pm 

Fee: adult €12, OAP/student €9, child €6, family rate €30

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