Heritage pass

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  1. Fintan

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    Where can you buy the pass that gets admission into all the heritage sites in Ireland?

    Is it available online?
     
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    http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/HeritageCard/ApplicationForm/
    It works out at € 21 for a year, but with the amount of sites the OPW controls around the country, it seems well worth it!

    Síle
     
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    You can buy them at ANY Heritage site in Ireland and they're well worth the money if you're going even to one site a month. Given the amount of "heritage" in Ireland, this may well qualify as the best deal you'll get all year! :smile:
     
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    Thanks Michael and Síle, I see Emo Court is on their list and thats a 5 minute drive from here so I'll get mine there.
     
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    Great idea, I'll run down to Trim Castle today and get mine.
     
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    Hi all,

    I have checked with OPW and they don't offer as discount for buying a group of cards together, which is understandable as they are fairly cheap already! But reckoned there was no harm in asking.

    I anyone can produce a student ID card when buying the pass, they can get it for just €8 !

    David
     
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    Sadness. Just a little long in the tooth to pass for a student.

    :smile:

    Cath.
     
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    Just say you're a student of Apug/Ireland :D Maybe Fintan can design a fake identity card :wink:
     
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    On a serious note, there is no upper age limit on being a student, so long as you have a student ID card, Heritage Ireland will give you the student rate.

    David
     
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    I was being serious :tongue:
     
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    :wink: Got my Heritage Card yesterday in Trim Castle but no luck with a refund for Saturday's admission in Cashel.

    Think I'll email the OPW and chance my arm
     
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    Got a reply from the OPW, all they can do is give me an extra free month when my card expires in a years time, yipee :rolleyes:
     
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    Well at least it's better than nothing, not much but a little better.

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    I've been on the phone to the OPW every day for the past three days trying to get some satisfaction on this too.. and yet I still haven't managed to speak to the (apparently only?) woman in charge of the Heritage cards..
    Hope springs eternal..

    Síle
     
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    Finally spoke to the lady from the OPW today. She mentioned having received a similar request by email (...Peter...) and has agreed that all of us that were at the Rock Saturday morning will be eligible for a months addition onto our Heritage Cards when purchased, as already agreed with Peter.
    All we have to do is remember to call her next year a month before they expire!
    :D

    Síle