Parks & Gardens

The National Stud and Japanese Gardens

If Kildare is the home of the horse in Ireland, this is it's headquarters. With stallions, mares and foals to see and a museum celebrating the history of the horse …

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Ilnacullin (Garinish Island)

A lush, green garden full of surprises, Garnish is on an Island in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Cork. Its unique climatic conditions mean it grows plants and …

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Fota House & Arboretum

Ireland's largest and best collection of rare trees and shrubs is found on Fota Island near Cork city. For those who love trees it's an essential place to visit and, …

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The Phoenix Park

This vast enclosed park in Dublin houses a Zoo, residences for the president of Ireland and the US ambassador as well as a herd of wild deer. There are wide open …

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Altamont House & Gardens

Altamount Gardens is a place apart, a wonderland of interconnecting gardens, riverside walks and woodlands of incredible beauty and peacefulness. It change remarkably through the seasons, and is particularly lovely in …

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Mount Usher Gardens

In the 'Garden of Ireland', Co Wicklow, Mount Usher is a place of careful but informal planting in keeping with the surrounding countryside. The relatively recent addition of an Avoca Hand …

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Kilruddery House & Gardens

A 17th century garden little changed in 3 centuries, the gardens at Kilruddery House are of special interest to gardening historians, but you certainly don't have to be one to …

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Heywood Gardens

The house that once stood here is now gone, lost to fire in 1951, only the impressive entrance gates hinting at previous grandeur. Thankfully the gardens survived. Designed by Edward …

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Lakemount Gardens

Lakemount is a beautifully kept herbaceous garden which is evidently owned by someone with a huge love of plants. The garden is the work of one man, Brian Cross, and is …

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Ballymaloe Gardens

There are several very different gardens here, including the perfect kitchen garden growing vegetables and herbs for the famous Ballymaloe restuarant in Co Cork. While adults may enjoy that one and …

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The Dillon Garden

Surprisingly located in suburban Dublin the Dillon garden is packed with unusual plants beautifully planted. It's possibly the most beautifully domestic garden in Dunlin, indeed Ireland, and is testimony to …

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Gosford Castle & Forest Park

A 19th century castle built in a Norman style, Gosforth in Co Armagh is surrounded by excellent walks and trails trough its gardens, woodlands, arboretum and rare breeds farm. The castle …

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