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# Heritage sites

Last month
August 2023
Skellig Michael guides report unauthorised boat, drone and helicopter visits this summer
Skellig Michael, off the Co Kerry coast, has become increasingly popular since its starring role in the most recent series of Star Wars movies.
This year
Here's what topped the list of the most visited OPW sites in Ireland in 2022
The OPW manages and maintains the most important of Ireland’s historic buildings and heritage.
Last year
4,500-year-old Neolithic tomb collapses in South Dublin
The dolmen, located in Shankill, appears to have collapsed in late 2021.
All time
Admission charges to all fee-paying OPW heritage sites to be waived for rest of year
This measure is effective immediately.
Botanic Gardens, Trim Castle and Farmleigh among heritage sites reopened as part of Phase One
The OPW closed most of its sites to the public following public health advice as Ireland worked to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Visitor books will be returned to heritage sites after data protection concerns
The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.
Data Commission says banning visitor books is a 'disproportionate approach' to data privacy
The books were banned from heritage sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle.
Good news for parents - kids are being given free admission to dozens of Irish heritage sites
The initiative will apply to all paid-admission sites operated by the OPW from this Saturday.
These heritage sites in Dublin, Kilkenny and Tipperary take in the most money
Dublin Castle, the Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle attracted the numbers and made the big bucks.
Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far
This week the terrorist group destroyed a 2,000 year old temple — but it’s not its first time.
Here are the places in Ireland that could become UNESCO Heritage Sites
Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, today announced a fund of €13,000.
You can now get married at seven heritage sites in Ireland (including the Blasket Islands)
Ceide Fields, anyone?
Ryanair put in bid for sponsorship rights of... the Colosseum
Could the Roman monument have become known as the O’Leary Bowl or the Ryanair Rodeo? Not now, it won’t.
OPW enlisting voluntary groups to develop heritage sites
Brian Hayes said the OPW does not have the resources to exploit the historical sites’ full potential for tourists.