Throughout Ireland, over 200 homes, gardens and historic buildings take part in National Heritage Week as a requirement of Section 482 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997, as amended.

This scheme 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. 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.

See below for a full list of these properties (PDF), 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.

Some of these properties also host special events for National Heritage Week. Please see What’s On for further details (event listings available from 1 May).

For further information see