Historic Homes, Gardens & Buildings
Throughout Ireland, 219 homes, gardens and historic buildings are in receipt of tax relief under Section 482 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997, as amended. This provides tax relief to the owner or occupier of an approved historic building or an approved garden in respect of expenditure incurred on the repair, maintenance or restoration thereof.
The scheme requires that these historic properties are reasonably accessible to the public for a period of at least 60 days in the year, 40 days of which must fall within the period of May to September and of these 40 days, 10 days must be Saturdays and Sundays.
As part of this requirement access to these properties must be available during all of National Heritage Week for periods of at least four hours daily. Many of these properties are also hosting events for National Heritage Week in addition to being open to the public for visits.
Click here to download a list of these properties and their opening hours and contact details.
We strongly recommend that you make contact with the property owners directly prior to traveling to visit them in order to verify that these exact opening hours may still apply.