One great thing about Ireland is many of its star attractions are owned by the government. Why is this a great thing, you ask? It’s because so much history has been preserved and opened to the public instead of left to crumble.
Also, most government owned sites of interest for visitors have affordable entry fees. Even better is that visitors (or locals for that matter) can purchase a Heritage Ireland card for a single price and get free entry to dozens of castles, abbeys, and other historical sites free for one whole year!
Yes, the card is valid for an entire year from the date of purchase, and just a few admission fees will more than cover the cost of the card (currently 40 EUR for an adult).