Free entry to top attractions this Easter with National Tourism Day
Tourism Day 2020 is an event that celebrates Irish tourism and will take place on Friday 17th April. Over a hundred attractions and venues all over the country will offer free places and entry to the public. The aim of Tourism Day is to encourage people to visit local venues and attractions and to explore and try new things. If you are keeping it local this Easter break then enjoy a tasting at Dead Centre Brewing or take a short spin and enjoy a day out at Clonmacnoise, King House or Strokestown Park House and The National Famine Museum.
Dead Centre Brewing offer a number of tours throughout the year. Learn about the process of brewing, ingredients, fermentation, packaging, and cleaning before enjoying a tasting session of three Dead Centre beers. All this while enjoying the views of the River Shannon and Athlone Castle from their award-winning brewpub.
Clonmacnoise Monastic Site is an early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century on the banks of the River Shannon. This site includes the ruins of a cathedral, churches, two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe. Explore and take it all in before admiring the displays in the visitor centre.
King House is a Georgian mansion located in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. It was built in 1730 as the seat of the King family, a powerful landowning dynasty. It is now open to the public as a museum housing many exhibits and tells the Story of King House and the King Family. It is home to the Connaught Rangers museum, the Boyle Civic Art Collection and Mary McAleese Collection.
Strokestown Park features a Georgian Palladian Mansion with its original furnishings and fabrics, the National Famine Museum & Archive and Historic Gardens and Woodlands. There’s always something to do at Strokestown Park with a range of cultural events for all ages and interests taking place throughout the season including garden, craft, seasonal and family events.
You can search the full list of activities on tourismday.ie and pre-register for tickets – book as early as possible to avoid disappointment as popular attractions are booking up quickly.