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parking fees around ireland

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parking fees around ireland

We are booking a self-drive tour around Ireland and are wondering about the parking fees that we will come across. Do most attractions have parking fees? We will not have the car in Dublin, we will be using public transportation. We are hoping that our hotels include free parking, but the tour company could not guarantee us this. Thank you for any advice!

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1. Re: parking fees around ireland

It varies considerably, it's impossible to list here which sights have free car parking or not. If you list the places you will be visiting we can help you better.

Just to give you an idea:

Cahir Castle - pay parking

Blarney Castle - free

Rock of Cashel -pay parking

Charlesfort - free

Cliffs of Moher - pay parking

Russborough House - Free

Glendalough - pay parking (????) It was free when I was last there but I believe it's pay parking now.

and so on.......

Be aware that some sights do not have any official parking and you may have to park on the street nearby. If you do, likelihood is that it is a mixture of free and pay parking depending on where you are. If you are unsure at the time - ask.

With regards hotels. City hotels (if they have parking) generally charge for it, suburban and country hotels do not. Cost per 24 hours can be anything from €10 upwards. You'll just have to 'play it by ear'

Be aware that s

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2. Re: parking fees around ireland

I was in Glendalough last weekend.

The parking at the upper lake is paid, but there was plenty of free parking available near the Glendalough Hotel.

The hotel is 20 minutes walk from the upper lake, but very close to the monastic settlement.

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3. Re: parking fees around ireland

Thank you so much for your replies Bryno and blackgreen. Alot of the places that we want to go to were actually covered by your post, Bryno. Is it pay parking at Newgrange?

Are there tolls to consider in our costs?

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4. Re: parking fees around ireland

unless things have changed since 2011 there is no charge for parking....

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5. Re: parking fees around ireland

Several of the OPW sites, like Newgrange have free parking, but some, like Rock of Cashel, have parking services managed by another party - those are not free, even with the Heritage Card (which is a good value if you're visiting 3 or more sites.

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6. Re: parking fees around ireland

Many places that are 'integrated' into a city or town would not have parking, paid or otherwise. Reginalds tower in Waterford is on a corner of the main thoroughfare in Waterford and it would be impossible to park there, there is parking in a car-park a short walk away. The same would apply to Rothe House in Kilkenny, and even the Castle in Kilkenny. It all depends on the individual site.

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7. Re: parking fees around ireland

Depending on your hotel you may or may not have free parking.

But it would be far easier if you gave us more details.

For example you will have to pay for parking in the following hotels in Limerick:

The Strand Hotel

The Absolute Hotel

The Savoy Hotel

The George Hotel

The Pery Hotel

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