posted by Colm Hanratty | 1 Comments
One thing I love about Paris is that, if you plan your trip around the first Sunday of the month, you'll save yourself a lot of money as all the main museums are free. This includes the Louvre and Museé d'Orsay. Thankfully, a similar initiative began in Ireland yesterday as, as of from Wednesday July 6th, all heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works are free on the first Wednesday of the month.
I know what you're wondering - what attractions exactly? I won't list each and every one (there's a link at the end of this post though), but some of the main ones include Dublin Castle State Apartments and Kilmainham Gaol in the capital, Kilkenny Castle in one of the country's other most popular cities, Newgrange in Co. Meath which is the country's best-known archaeological site (it's older than the Pyramids) and the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary (pictured). Some of you may be familiar with this particular attraction as the Queen of England visited it recently.
Time your visit to Dublin properly and you could save yourself a decent slice out of your budget by taking advantage of this new initiative. For instance, a ticket to the Dublin Castle State Apartments is €4.50 and entrance to Kilmainham Gaol is €6. So if you're in Dublin on the first Wednesday of the month, visit both of these attractions and you'll immediately be up €10. Better than a kick up the behind as we say here in Ireland.
Also, if you're wondering what the other attractions are, here's the full list.
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