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Entrance fees - various sights in Ireland

Entrance fees - various sights in Ireland

Mar 9th, 2005, 08:10 AM
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Entrance fees - various sights in Ireland

I'm looking for an accurate list of entrance fees for various sights in Ireland. Trying to decide if the Dublin Pass and the Heritage Card are necessary for our visit.

Can anyone recommend a web site that might list all the sights and corresponding entrance fees in Ireland?
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Mar 9th, 2005, 08:29 AM
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I cannot give you a website but when we went to Ireland we got the Heritage Pass and found it to be real bargain. I think it depends on what sites you will be visiting though. We did many of the sites covered by the pass. We were there for 9 days and visited 2-3 places each day. Good luck with your visit. In Ireland you can't go wrong!
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Mar 9th, 2005, 03:27 PM
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What you are asking for does not exist. The website for Heritage Ireland has not been updated in quite some time. You can view their attractions at this link but the prices are not accurate (I believe they are from 2003): http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/A-Z/

You can try a google search for each individual place you want to visit and if they do indeed have a site they may have their admission rates posted. However, the rates could very well be from last year (check the bottom of the home page for when it was last revised). There might be email addresses listed for you to contact.

Pat Preston has Ireland At A Glimpse discounted: http://www.irelandexpert.com/books-i...-a-glimpse.htm

Michelle Erdvig has some free discount coupons you can print and a coupon package available to purchase: http://www.irelandyes.com/discounts.html

The Dublin Pass has some special offers: http://www.dublinpass.com/dublinpass...rs/default.asp

I hope that does not confuse the issue.
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Mar 10th, 2005, 01:12 AM
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You can find it in most of the current travel books and just have to do a little detective work.

I believe it was the Rough Guide and maybe Frommer's Ireland that at each place to visit description had the hours, prices and then said "Heritage card" if it was accepted. I made a list of everywhere I wanted to go and the cost and by the 4th site for 2 people I will already save $$$.

Apparently, if someone has a student ID they can get the card for E7 rather than the E20
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Mar 10th, 2005, 01:28 AM
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Quite a few places are free.They include the 3 branches of the National Museum in Dublin and the one in Castlebar,Co. Mayo.Tours though cost around three dollars.See details on www.museum.ie. The National Gallery (www.nationalgallery.ie) is free too,including tours, as is all of the National Park in Killarney except Muckross House and the Traditional Farm.
Mar 10th, 2005, 05:09 AM
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we used the heritage card and it saved us money and was easy and convenient. we also stopped for quick looks at some sites that we wouldn't have if we didn't have the card...which we enjoyed. we also got a couple of discounts at places that didn't accept the card, which was nice.
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Apr 4th, 2005, 08:00 AM
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I have spent the last two weeks trying to get an accurate answer to the question about the Heritage Card. I called the Irish Travel Board in New York and they told me that they didn't have any information about the Heritage Card. I was surprised that they did not have any information about it but I assumed they could get information. Instead of them doing it, they told me to call the number on the website (which is in Ireland). I did - the number is out of date. However, they gave me the correct number in Ireland. I then called this number and I was told that the price on the website (20 euros for an adult) was accurate. Please note that the website has a link to Heritage Week 2003 so I thought it was out of date.
The Heritage Card seems to be a great bargain. It is 20 euros for one year while the Dublin Pass seems to be a ripoff. Dublin Pass costs 29 euros for one day and some of the places listed on the Dublin Pass are free or included in the Heritage Card. Kilmainham Gaol is included on both cards so you are much better off getting the Heritage Card and skipping the Dublin Pass.

I just got the following response to an email I sent to Ireland.
This card entitles you to free admission to all of the Heritage Sites in the care of the
OPW on our website at www.heritageireland.ie. in the A -Z section, excluding the
National Cultural Institutions ( which are National Concert Hall, (National Gallery and
National Museums which have free public admission), and the National Library).

The card can be purchased at the first site you visit in Ireland or at the Tourism Office at Dublin Airport. It is non transferable and non refundable if lost.

The card is a great moneysaver and costs as follows:
Adult 20 euro:
Senior 15 euro:
Child/Student 7.50 euro
Family 50 euro
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Apr 4th, 2005, 09:22 AM
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Just a note to vikhawk's post:

As mentioned in the post, several Heritage Pass sights are free to get into. Also some places listed are not open all year long either so when you buy a Card is just as important as when you go. If you visit at least three sites that are part of this organization then this card will save you money. More than three and you will be saving bigger and bigger bucks. Pretty much, if you plan your travel time to be during the winter months and you are NOT planning on visiting major attractions would this card not be worth your money to buy.

You can buy your Pass at any Duchas site and they also give you a booklet then that has the entire list of places that are part of their system. You can look over their poster beforehand; one is put up at each site with a shortened list of which places are included.

Note that the Shannon Heritage organization is different from the Duchas (Heritage Pass) one.



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