Heritage Sites

OPW Heritage Sites

Casino Marino, Malahide Road. Dublin City – 1775

Casino Marino is regarded as one of the finest Neo-Classical buildings in Europe and is also one of the most surprising. It was designed by Sir William Chambers as a pleasure home for James Caulfield [...]

Grainan of Aileach, Burt. co.Donegal site -c.1700 b.c Ring Fort c.500 a.d (‘Stone Palace of the Sun’)

Grainan of Aileach sits on a hilltop 800 feet above sea level and is one of Ireland's most stunning locations. Its name is believed to translate to 'the stone palace with the sunny view' [...]

St Kevin’s Church, Glendalough. co.Wicklow – c.12th a.d (Gleann dá Loch-‘Valley of Two Lakes’)

St Kevin's Church is located in the stunning setting of Glendalough. Kevin (or Chaoimhin – the fair-begotten) was born in 498 into a noble family and after studying for the priesthood set out to find his [...]

Dublin Castle Courtyard, Palace Street. Dublin City – 1779

Dublin Castle is located at the highest point in Dublin's centre and so was always the most strategic point for controlling the territory. There is evidence that a 6th century ring fort was located on [...]

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