Top Places to Visit For Free in Ireland

WIth the school holidays on the way – parents may  well be looking for some ideas for places to take the children without spending a fortune.

These are the most popular visitor attractions in Ireland that do not charge an entry fee.  The number of visits to each attraction in 2011 is shown .

The National Gallery of Ireland  – Dublin  624,412

National Botanic Gardens  – Dublin 501,000

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology Dublin 402,582

Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin 362,000

Farmleigh Dublin 315,464

National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History Dublin 295,488

National Museum of Ireland – Natural History Dublin 289,172

Chester Beatty Library – Dublin 247,729

Science Gallery Dublin 242,833

Holy Cross Abbey Tipperary 240,000

The National Library of Ireland  Dublin 206,342

Dublin City Gallery Hugh Lane Dublin 135,007

National Museum of Ireland – Country Life Mayo 108,785

Nicholas Mosse Pottery Kilkenny 92,000

Galway City Museum  80,491