Irish Historic Houses

About

In 2019, prompted by an article in the Irish Times in April,  https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/ireland-s-great-houses-the-homes-to-visit-in-2019-1.3857422,

in which the author writes:

“May traditionally kicks off the house-visiting season with many of Ireland’s great houses opening their doors from May 1st. More than 170 houses, gardens and buildings of interest welcome visitors for 60 days a year under the section 482 scheme that allows owners off set renovation and maintenance costs against income tax.”

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Russborough House

I decided to try to visit as many Open Houses as possible in Ireland in 2019, and to blog about it. I continued in 2020. When Covid-19 restrictions permit, I will continue this year. I will try to set myself the ambitious goal of blogging about one place every two weeks. I will be reblogging my original entries from last year’s website, after I complete further research and editing.

According to Revenue website:

“Section 482 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997, as amended, provides tax relief to the owner/occupier of an approved building (including surrounding garden), or an approved garden existing independently, in respect of expenditure incurred on its repair, maintenance or restoration.”

Here is the complete list of properties and their opening dates in 2022:

County Carlow

1. Borris House, Borris, County Carlow

See my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/10/04/borris-house-county-carlow/

contact: Morgan Kavanagh
Tel: 087-2454791

www.borrishouse.com
Open: Apr 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, May 1, 3-5, 8, 10-12, 15, 17-19, 22, 24-26, 31, July 10, 12-14, 17, 19-21, 24, 26-28, Aug 2-4, 14-25, 30-31, Sept 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20- 22, 27-29, 12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult €10, child €6, OAP/student €8

2. Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Co Carlow 

See my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2019/06/28/huntington-castle-county-carlow/
Postal address: Huntington Castle, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
contact: Alexander Durdin Robertson
Tel: 086-0282266
www.huntingtoncastle.com
Open: Feb 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, Mar 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, Apr 2-3, 9-10,16- -18, 23-24, May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, Oct 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-31, Nov 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, Dec 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 11am-5pm
Fee: house/garden, adult €12, garden €6, OAP/student, house/garden €10, garden €5, child house/garden €6, garden €3, group and family discounts available

3. The Old Rectory, Killedmond, Borris, Co Carlow 

See my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/07/16/the-old-rectory-killedmond-borris-co-carlow/
contact: Mary White
Tel: 087-2707189
https://www.blackstairsecotrails.ie/
Open: July 1-31, Aug 1-31, 9am-1pm
Fee: adult €10, OAP/student €6, child free.

4. Lorum Old Rectory, Kilgreaney, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow 

contact: Bobbie Smith
Tel: 059-9775282, 087-2735237
www.lorum.com
(Tourist Accommodation Facility)

Open: April-Sept

County Cavan

5. Cabra Castle, Kingscourt, County Cavan (hotel)

see my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/03/28/cabra-castle-kingscourt-county-cavan/
contact: Howard Corscadden.
Tel: 042-9667030
www.cabracastle.com
Open: all year, except Dec 24, 25, 26, 11am-4pm
Fee: Free

6. Corravahan House & Gardens, Drung, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan

see my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/08/28/corravahan-house-and-gardens-drung-county-cavan/
contact: Ian Elliott
Tel: 087-9772224
www.corravahan.com
Open: Jan 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31, Feb 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28, Mar 1, 7-8, May 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-31, Aug 13-27, 29-30, Sept 5-6, 12-13, 9am-1pm, Sundays 2pm-6pm
Fee: adult €10, OAP/student/child €5

County Clare

7. Barntick House, Clarecastle Co. Clare

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/11/06/barntick-house-clarecastle-county-clare/

contact: Ciaran Murphy
Tel: 086-1701060
Open: May 1-31, Aug 1-31, 5pm-9pm
Fee: adult/student €5, child/OAP free, group discount available.

8. Loughnane’s, Main Street, Feakle, Co. Clare
contact: Billy Loughnane
Tel: 086-2565012
www.clareecolodge.ie
Open: June 1-August 31, Wed-Sun, Aug 13-21, 2pm-6pm Fee: Free

9. Newtown Castle, Newtown, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

contact: Mary Hawkes- Greene
Tel: 065-7077200
www.newtowncastle.com , 
Open: Jan 10-May 31, Mon-Fri, June 1-30 Mon-Sat, July 1-Aug 31 daily, Sept 1-Dec 16 Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
Fee: Free

County Cork

10. Ashton Grove, Ballingohig, Knockraha, County Cork

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/11/04/ashton-grove-ballingohig-knockraha-co-cork/
contact: Gerald McGreal
Tel: 087-2400831
Open: Feb 10-13, 19-27, Mar 10- 13, May 5-8, 19-22, 26-29, June 9-12, 23-26, July 21-24, Aug 13-21, 25-28, Sept 1-4, 22-25, 8am-12 noon

Fee: adult €6, OAP/student/child €3

11. Ballyvolane House, Castlelyons, County Cork
contact: Justin Green
Tel: 025-36349
(Tourist Accommodation Facility) 

www.ballyvolanehouse.ie

Open: all year except Jan 1, Dec 24-31

12. Bantry House & Garden, Bantry, County Cork

contact: Julie Shelswell-White
Tel: 027-50047
www.bantryhouse.com
Open: Apr 1-Oct 31, 10am-5pm
Fee: adult €14, OAP/student €11.50, child €5, groups over 8-20, €8 and groups of 21 or more €9

13. Blarney Castle & Rock Close, Blarney, County Cork

See my write-up: https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/09/23/blarney-castle-rock-close-blarney-co-cork/

contact: Charles Colthurst
Tel: 021-4385252
www.blarneycastle.ie
Open: all year except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec, 9am-4pm, Mar-Oct, 9am-5pm

Fee: adult €18, OAP/student €15, child €10, family and season passes

14. Blarney House & Gardens, Blarney, County Cork

See my write-up: https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/09/30/blarney-house-gardens-blarney-co-cork/

contact: Charles Colthurst
Tel 021-4385252
www.blarneycastle.ie
Open: June 1-Aug 31, Mon-Sat, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, 10am-2pm Fee: adult €10, OAP/student €7, concession joint with castle

15. Brideweir House, Conna, County Cork
contact: Ronan Fox
Tel: 025-36386
www.brideweir.ie
Open: Jan 1-Dec 24, 11am-4pm
Fee: adult €10, child/student €5, OAP free

16. Burton Park, Churchtown, Mallow, County Cork
contact: Jess Angland
Tel: 022-59955
www.slieile.ie 

Open: May 8-July 7, Mon-Sat, closed Bank Holidays, Aug 13-21, 11am-3pm

Fee: adult/child/OAP/student €9

17. Creagh House, Main Street, Doneraile, County Cork
contact: Michael O’Sullivan
Tel: 022-24433
(Tourist Accommodation Facility)
Open: April-Sept
Public tours of house all year

18. Drishane Castle & Gardens, Drishanemore, Millstreet Town, County Cork
contact: Thomas Duggan
Tel: 087-2464878, 029-71008
www.millstreet.ie
Open: June 1-Sept 30, Mon-Sat, (Jan-May, Oct-Dec Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm by appointment only) National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, 9am-5pm
Fee: adult €5, OAP/student free, child free when accompanied by adult

19. Drishane House, Castletownshend, County Cork

See my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/03/07/drishane-house-castletownshend-co-cork/
Contact: Thomas Somerville
Tel: 028-36126, 083-574589
www.drishane.com
Open: May 1-31, Aug 13-21, Oct 2-21, 11am-3pm Fee: adult €10, OAP €8, student/child €6

20. Dún Na Séad Castle, Baltimore, County Cork
Donna O’Driscoll
Tel: 087-7374592
www.baltimorecastle.ie
Open: March 1-Oct 31, 11am -6pm
Fee: adult/OAP/student €5, children under 12 free

21. Fenns Quay, 4 & 5 Sheares Street, Cork City
contact: Clare Supple
Tel: 089-4646208
www.encorestaging.org
Open: May 1-Nov 30, Sat-Sun, National Heritage Week Aug 13-21, 10am-2pm

Fee: Adult €3, OAP €2, student €1

22. Garrettstown House, Garrettstown, Kinsale, County Cork
contact: Denis Mawe
Tel: 021-4778156
www.garrettstownhouse.com
Open: May 15-Sept 5, 12 noon-5pm
Fee: adult €8, OAP/student/child €5, groups of 10+ adults €5 per person

23. Kilcascan Castle, Ballineen, County Cork
contact: Alison Bailey
Tel: 023- 8847200
Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 9.30am-1.30pm
Fee: Free

24. Kilshannig House, Rathcormac, County Cork

See my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/12/10/kilshannig-house-rathcormac-county-cork/
contact: Hugo Merry
Tel: 025-36124
Open: May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, 8.30am- 2.30pm 

Fee: adult €10, child/student €8.50, group discount by arrangements 

25. Riverstown House, Riverstown, Glanmire, County Cork

See my entry https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/10/05/__trashed/

contact: Denis/Rita Dooley
Tel: 021-4821205
Open: May 5-Sept 10, Thurs, Fri, Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 13-21, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP €7, student €5

26. Woodford Bourne Warehouse, Sheares Street, Cork City
contact: Edward Nicholson
Tel: 021-4273000
www.woodfordbournewarehouse.com
Open: all year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 1pm-11pm
Fee: Free

County Donegal

27. Cavanacor House, Ballindrait, Lifford, Co. Donegal
contact: Joanna O’Kane
Tel: 074-9141143, 085-8165428
www.cavanacorgallery.ie
Open: Feb 1-20, May 1-31, Aug 14-22, 1pm-5pm 

Fee: adult €8, OAP/student/child €6 

28. Oakfield Park Garden, Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe, Co. Donegal – garden only

See my entry https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/11/03/oakfield-park-oakfield-demesne-raphoe-co-donegal-garden-only/

contact: Louise Devenney
Tel: 074-9173922

www.oakfieldpark.com

Open: Mar 30-31, Apr 1-3, 6-10, 13-18, 20-24, 27-30, May 1-2, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, Oct 1-2, 8-9, Nov 30, Dec 1-4, 7-11, 14-23, Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, 12 noon-6pm, June, July, Aug, 11am-6pm, Nov, 4pm-10pm, Dec 1-18, weekdays, 4pm-10pm, weekends, 12 noon-10pm, 19-20, 4pm-10pm, 21-23, 12 noon-10pm

Fee: adult €9, child €6, family and season passes

29. Salthill Garden, Salthill House, Mountcharles, Co. Donegal – garden only

See my entry: https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/10/06/salthill-garden-salthill-house-mountcharles-county-donegal/

contact: Elizabeth Temple, Tel:  087-7988078

www.donegalgardens.com

Open: May 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, June 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, July 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30, Aug 1-6, 8-27, 29-31, Sept 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult/OAP €6, student €5, child €3 

County Dublin

30. Bewley’s, 78-79 Grafton Street/234 Johnson’s Court, Dublin 2
Contact: Peter O’ Callaghan
Tel 087-7179367
www.bewleys.com
Open: all year except Christmas Day, 9am-5pm Fee: Free

31. Clonskeagh Castle, 80 Whitebean Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

contact: Frank Armstrong
Tel: 089-4091645, 087-9787357 

www.clonskeaghcastle.com

Open: Jan 6-9, Feb 6-9, Mar 6-9, Apr 6-9, May 1-8, June 1-8, July 1-8, August 13-22, Sept 1-8, Nov 6-9, 2pm-6pm
Fee: adult/OAP €5, child/student €2.50

32. Colganstown House, Hazelhatch Road, Newcastle, Co. Dublin

see my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/05/21/colganstown-house-hazelhatch-road-newcastle-county-dublin/
contact: Lynne Savage Jones
Tel: 087-2206222
Open: Apr 11-17, May 5-27, June 9-11, Aug 13-26, Oct 31, Nov 1-12, 9am-1pm Fee: adult/OAP €10, student/child free.

33. Corke Lodge Garden, Shankill, Co. Dublin
Postal address Woodbrook, Bray, Co. Wicklow
contact: Alfred Cochrane
Tel: 087-2447006
www.corkelodge.com
Open: June 21-Sept 8, Tue-Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 13-21, 9am-1pm 

Fee: €8

34. Doheny & Nesbitt, 4/5 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

contact: Niall Courtney
Tel: 086-0647083, 01-4925395 

www.dohenyandnesbitts.ie

Open: all year, except Christmas Day, Jan, 9am-8pm, Feb-Dec, Mon-Wed, 10am- 11.30pm, Thurs-Sat, 10am-1.30am, Sun, 11am-11.30pm
Fee: Free

35. Fahanmura, 2 Knocksina, Foxrock, Dublin 18
contact: Paul Harvey
Tel: Paul 086-3694379
www.fahanmura.ie
Open: May 5-15, June 13-19, July 4-12, Aug 13-25, Sept 10-24, Oct 10-14, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €5, student €2, OAP/child free

36. Farm Complex, Toberburr Road, Killeek, St Margaret’s, Co. Dublin
contact: David Doran
Tel: 086-3821304
OpenJan 1-10, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 12 noon 4pm, May 1-8, 14-15, June 4-13, Mon- Fri, 10am-2pm, Sat-Sun, 2pm-6pm, Aug 12-21, 2pm-6pm, Sept 16-25, Mon- Fri, 9.30-1.30pm, Sat-Sun, 2pm-6pm, Oct 22, 29-31, 12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult €6, student/OAP/child €5

37. “Geragh”, Sandycove Point, Sandycove, Co. Dublin
contact: Gráinne Casey
Tel: 01-2804884
Open: Jan 4-23, May 3-29, Aug 13-21, Sept 1, 12-14, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €7, OAP/student €4, child free

38. Hibernian/National Irish Bank, 23-27 College Green, Dublin 2
contact: Dan O’Sullivan
Tel: 01-6755100
www.clarendonproperties.ie
Open: all year, except Dec 25, Wed-Fri, 9.30am-8pm, Sun, 11am-7pm, Sat, Mon, Tue, 9.30-7pm

Fee: Free

39. Knocknagin House, Delvin Bridge, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
contact: Richard Berney
Tel: 087-2847797
Open: June 23-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-21, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult/OAP/child/student €5

40. Lambay Castle, Lambay Island, Malahide, Co. Dublin
contact: Alexander Baring
Tel: 087-1905236 

www.lambayisland.ie
(Tourist Accommodation Facility) Open: May-October

41. Martello Tower, Portrane, Co. Dublin

See my write-up: https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/07/29/martello-tower-portrane-co-dublin/
contact: Terry Prone
Tel: 01-6449700
Open: March 6-Sept 26, Sat & Sun and National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, 9am-1pm
Fee: adult €5, student €4, OAP €1

42. Meander, Westminister Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18
contact: Ruth O’Herlihy,
Tel: 087-2163623
Open: Jan 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, May 3-7, 12-14, 16-21, June 7-11, 13-18, 20-25, Aug 13-21, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/child/student €2

43. 11 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1

see my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2019/12/31/11-north-great-georges-street-dublin-1/
contact: John Aboud
Tel: 087-7983099
www.number11dublin.ie
Open: March 7-11, 21-25, May 10-14, June 6-11, July 4-9, Aug 1-6, 13-22, Sept 5-11, Oct 3-7, 17-21, 12 noon-4 pm
Fee: adult €7, students/OAP €3, child free under 12 years

44. 39 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1

Thomas and Caitriona Kiernan
Tel: 087-1335717
https://sites.google.com/view/39-north-great-georges-street-/home
Open: August 13-31, Sept 1-22, Nov 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-30, 1pm-5pm
Fee: adult €7, students/ OAP/group €5

45. 81 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7
contact: James Kelly
Tel: 086-8597275
Open: Apr 1-30, June 1-30, July 1-30, National Heritage Week 13-21 Aug, closed Sundays except Aug 14 & 21, Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30, Sat, 12.30pm-4.30pm

Fee: Free 

46. The Odeon (formerly the Old Harcourt Street Railway Station), 57 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
contact: Mary Lacey
Tel: 01-6727690
www.odeon.ie
Open: March-December, 12 noon to midnight

Fee: Free

47. The Old Glebe, Upper Main Street, Newcastle, Co. Dublin

See my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2019/12/31/the-old-glebe-newcastle-lyons-county-dublin/
contact: Hugh F. Kerins, Martin Connelly
Tel: Frank 087-2588356, and Martin 087-6686996
Open: May 3-31, June 1-30, Mon-Sat, Aug 13-22, 10am-2pm, 4 tours daily during National Heritage Week, 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, tour approx. 45 minutes
Fee: adult €5, student €3, child/OAP free, no charge during National Heritage Week

48. Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2

see my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/04/02/powerscourt-townhouse-59-south-william-street-dublin-2/
contact: Mary Larkin
Tel: 01-6717000, 01-6755100
https://www.powerscourtcentre.ie/
Open: All year except New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day & Bank Holidays, Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Thurs, 10am-8pm, Sundays, 12 noon-6pm
Fee: Free

49. Primrose Hill, Very Top of Primrose Lane, Lucan, Co. Dublin
contact: Robin Hall
Tel: 01-6280373
Open: Feb 1-28, June 1-30, July 1, Aug 13-21, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult/OAP €6, child free

50. 10 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2
contact: Joe Hogan
Tel: 087-2430334
Open: Jan 1-20, May 1-21, 23-27, 30-31, June 1-3, Aug 13-21, 2pm-6pm

Fee: Free

51. St. George’s, St. George’s Avenue, Killiney, Co. Dublin
contact: Robert McQuillan
Tel: 087-2567718
Open: July 1-31, Aug 1-31, 9am-1pm
Fee: adult €5, OAP/student/child €3.50

52. The Church, Junction of Mary’s Street/Jervis Street, Dublin 1

see my write-up https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/11/09/the-church-junction-of-marys-street-jervis-street-dublin/
contact: Ann French
Tel: 087-2245726
www.thechurch.ie
Open: Jan 1-Dec 23, 27-31, 12 noon-11pm

Fee: Free

53. Tibradden House, Mutton Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
contact: Selina Guinness
Tel: 01-4957483
www.selinaguinness.com
Open: Jan 6-10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, Feb 4, 7, 11, 14, 28, Mar 7, 11, 14, 25, 28, May 3-6, 10-13, 17-22, 24-29, June 8-11, 13, 17-19, 21-23, Aug 13-21, Jan, May, June, 10am-2pm, Feb, Mar, 2.30pm-6.30pm, National Heritage Week, 2pm-6pm
Fee: adult/OAP €8 student/child free, Members of An Taisce and The Irish Georgian Society €6

County Galway

54. Castle Ellen House, Athenry, Co. Galway
contact: Míceál P. O’Cionnaith and Diarmuid
Tel: 087-2747692, 087-8137058
http://www.castleellen.ie/
Open: June 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, July 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31, Aug 7-11, 13- 25, 28-31, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, 12 noon-4pm
Fee: Free

55. Claregalway Castle, Claregalway, Co. Galway
contact: Eamonn O’ Donoghue
Tel: 091-799666
www.claregalwaycastle.com
Open: June-Sept, Sunday-Wednesday, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, 12 noon- 4pm

Fee: adult €6, student/OAP/child €4

56. Lisdonagh House, Caherlistrane, Co. Galway
contact: John & Finola Cooke
Tel: 093-31163, John, 086-0529052, Finola, 086-0546565
www.lisdonagh.com
(Tourist Accommodation Facility)
Open: May 1-Nov 1
Fee: Free

57. The Grammer School, College Road, Galway
contact: Terry Fahy
www.yeatscollege.ie
Tel: 091-533500
Open: May 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, June 11-12, July 1-31, Aug 1-21, 9am-5pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €5, child under 12 free

58. Oranmore Castle, Oranmore, Co. Galway
Leonie Phinn
http://www.oranmorecastle.com/
Tel: 086-6003160
Open: April 14-30, May 10-20, June 10-20, Aug 10-24, Sept 1-6, 11am-3pm Fee: adult €8, child €3

59. Signal Tower & Lighthouse, Eochaill, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway
contact: Michael Mullen
Tel: 087-2470900
www.aranislands.ie
Open: June-Sept, 9am-5pm.
Fee: adult €2.50, child €1.50, family €5, group rates depending on numbers

60. Woodville House Dovecote & Walls of Walled Garden – garden only
Craughwell, Co. Galway
Margarita and Michael Donoghue
Tel: 087-9069191

www.woodvillewalledgarden.com
Open: Jan 28-31, Feb 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, June 1-30, Aug 13-22, 12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP €8, student, €6, child €3 must be accompanied by adult, family €20-2 adults and 2 children

County Kerry

61. Ballyseede Castle, Tralee, Co. Kerry
contact: Marnie Corscadden
Tel: 066-7125799
www.ballyseedecastle.com
Open: Feb 25-Dec 21, 8am-8pm, Dec 27-31,10am-4pm

Fee: Free

62. Derreen Gardens, Lauragh, Tuosist, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
John Daly
Tel: 087-1325665
https://www.derreengarden.com/
Open: all year, 10am-6pm
Fee: adult/OAP/student €8, child €3, family ticket (2 adults and all children and 2 maps) €20

63. Kells Bay House & Garden, Kells, Caherciveen, Co Kerry 

contact: Billy Alexander
Tel: 066-9477975 

www.kellsbay.ie 

https://www.discoverireland.ie/kerry/kells-bay-house-and-gardens
Open: Jan 1-9, Feb 1-Dec 18, 27-31, Jan 9.30am-4.30pm, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec, 9.30am-5pm, Apr-Oct 9.30am-6pm
Fee: adult/OAP €8.50, child/student €6, annual membership €30, family €80, couple €55, family ticket €26

64. Tarbert House, Tarbert, Co. Kerry
contact: Ursula Leslie
Tel: 068-36198
Open: May, June, July, Aug, Mon-Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 13-21, 10am-12 noon, 2pm-4pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €5, child free

County Kildare

65. Blackhall Castle, Calverstown, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/05/14/blackhall-castle-calverstown-kilcullen-county-kildare/
contact: Jeffrey & Naomi White
Tel: 087-6771661
Open: May 1-31, Aug 13-22, Sept 1-15, Dec 1-20, 2pm-6pm Fee: Free

66. Burtown House and Garden, Athy, Co. Kildare
contact: James Fennell
Tel: 059-8623148
www.burtownhouse.ie
Open: May 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, June 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, July 6-9, 13-16, 19-23, 27-30, August 3-6, 10-21, 24-27, 10am-2pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP/student €5, child under €5 free

67. Coolcarrigan House & Gardens, Coolcarrigan, Coill Dubh, Naas, Co. Kildare

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/05/31/coolcarrigan-house-and-gardens-coill-dubh-naas-county-kildare/
contact: Robert Wilson-Wright
Tel: 086-2580439
www.coolcarrigan.ie
Open: Feb 1-4, 21-25, Mar 1-4, April 23-29, May 9-17, Aug 13-31, Sept 1-9, 14-16, 9am-1pm
Fee: adult €8, OAP/student €5, child free

68. Farmersvale House, Badgerhill, Kill, Co. Kildare
contact: Patricia Orr
Tel: 086-2552661
Open: May 1-18, Aug 1-22, Dec 1-20, 9.30am-1.30pm
Fee: adult €5, student/child/OAP €3, (Irish Georgian Society members free)

69. Griesemount House, Ballitore, Co Kildare
contact: Katharine Bulbulia
Tel: 087-2414556
www.griesemounthouse.ie
Open: April 4-8, 25-29, May 3-17, June 7-10, 13-26, July 4-8, 11-15, Aug 13-21, 10am-2pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €5, child €3

70. Harristown House, Brannockstown, Co. Kildare

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/09/27/harristown-brannockstown-county-kildare/
contact: Hubert Beaumont
Tel: 087-2588775
https://www.harristownhouse.ie/
Open: Jan 3-14, Feb 21-28, Mar 1-4, May 3-13, June 13-26, Aug 13-21, Sept 1-9, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €10, child €5

71. Kildrought House, Celbridge Village, Co. Kildare
contact: June Stuart
Tel: 01-6271206, 087-6168651
Open: Jan 15-31, Feb 1-3, May 16-31, June 1-3, Aug 11-31, 10am-2pm
Fee: adult €6, OAP/student/child €3, child under 5 years free, school groups €2 per head

72. Larchill, Kilcock, Co. Kildare

See my write-up: https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/09/02/larchill-kilcock-co-kildare/

contact: Michael De Las Casas
Tel: 087-2213038
www.larchill.ie
Open: May 1-20, 23-31, June 1-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-30, Aug 13-21, 27-28, 10am- 2pm
Fee: adult/OAP/student €8, child €4, concession for groups

73. Leixlip Castle, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/09/04/leixlip-castle-county-kildare-desmond-guinnesss-jewelbox-of-treasures/
contact: Penelope Guinness
Tel: 01-6244430
Open: Jan 31, Feb 1-4, 7-11, Mar 28-31, Apr 1, 4-8, May 9-20, June 7-17, Aug 13-22, Sept 5-11, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €8, OAP/student/child €4, concessions no charge for school groups

74. Moone Abbey House & Tower, Moone Abbey, Moone, Co. Kildare

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/06/13/moone-abbey-house-and-tower-moone-county-kildare/
contact: Jennifer Matuschka
Tel: 087-6900138
Open: May 1-31, Aug 13-21, Sept 1-20, 12 noon- 4pm

Fee: adult €8, OAP/student/child €4

75. Moyglare Glebe, Moyglare, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
contact: Joan Hayden
Tel: 01-8722238
Open: Jan 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, May 1-31, Aug 13-21, 8.30am-12.30pm

Fee: adult €6, OAP/student/child €3

76. Steam Museum Lodge Park Heritage Centre, Lodge Park, Straffan, Co. Kildare
contact: Robert C Guinness
Tel: 01-6288412
www.steam-museum.com
Open: June 1-6, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-30, July 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, Aug 1, 3-7, 10-21, 24-28, 31, 2pm-6pm,
Fee: adult €7.50, OAP/child/student €5, concession by negotiation

77. Templemills House, Newtown Road, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
contact: Máiread Mc Kenna and Mark Dunne
Tel: 8323648
Open: Jan 17-31, Feb 1-7, May 1-31, Aug 13-21, 9am-1pm
Fee: adult €12, student/OAP €8

County Kilkenny

78. Aylwardstown, Glenmore, Co Kilkenny 
contact: Nicholas & Mary Kelly
Tel: 051-880464, 087-2567866
Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 9am-5pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP €3, child/student free

79. Ballybur Castle, Ballybur Upper, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny
contact: Mhari Gray
Tel: 086-1919099
http://www.ballyburcastle.ie
Open: March 1-20, May 1-31, August 13-22, 2pm-6pm
Fee: Free

80. Ballysallagh House, Johnswell, Co Kilkenny

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/06/17/ballysallagh-house-johnswell-co-kilkenny/
contact: Geralyn & Kieran White
Tel: 087-2906621, 086-2322105
Open: Feb 1-20, May 1-31, Aug 13-21, 9am-1pm
Fee: adult €7.50, OAP/student €5, child free, groups by arrangement

81. Creamery House, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny 

contact: John Comerford
Tel: 056-4400080
www.creameryhouse.com
Open: May 14-Sept 30, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, 12 noon-5pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €5, child under 18 free

82.  Kilfane Glen & Waterfall Garden, Thomastown, County Kilkenny – garden only

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/12/16/kilfane-glen-waterfall-kilfane-thomastown-co-kilkenny/
contact: Susan Mosse
Tel: 056-7727105, 086-7919318 

www.kilfane.com

Open: July 1-31, Aug 1-31, 11am-6pm
Fee: adult €7, OAP/student €6.50, child €6, family €20

83. Kilkenny Design Centre, Castle Yard, Kilkenny

contact: Aaron Quill
Tel: 064-6623331
www.kilkennydesign.com
Open: all year except Christmas Day and St Stephens Day, 10am-7pm

Fee: Free

84. Shankill Castle, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny 

contact: Geoffrey Cope,
Tel: 087-2437125
www.shankillcastle.com
Open: Feb 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, Mar 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, Apr 2-3, 9-10, 16- 17, 23-24, 30, May 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29, June 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 30, July 1-3, 7-16, 21-24, 28-31, Aug 3-6, 10-21, 24-27, 31, Sept 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29- 30, Oct 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 31, Feb- Apr, 11am-4pm, May- Oct, 11am-5pm

Fee: house & garden, adult €10 garden €5, OAP/student €8, gardens €4

85. Tybroughney Castle, Piltown, Co Kilkenny 

contact: Louis Dowley
Tel: 087-2313106
Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 10am-4pm

Fee: adult €5, student €3, child/OAP free

County Laois

86. Ballaghmore Castle, Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois
contact: Grace Pym
Tel: 0505-21453
www.castleballaghmore.com
Open: all year except Christmas Day, 10am-6pm

Fee: adult €5, child/OAP/student €3, family of 4, €10

87. Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Co. Laois

See my entry: https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/10/14/stradbally-hall-stradbally-co-laois/
contact: Thomas Cosby
Tel: 086-8519272
www.stradballyhall.ie
Open: May 1-31, June 1-9, Aug 13-21, Oct 1-14, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP/student €5, child free

County Leitrim

88. Manorhamilton Castle (Ruin), Castle St, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim

contact: Anthony Daly
Tel: 086-2502593 

www.manorhamilton.ie

Open: Mar 6-31, April 3-Oct 31, Nov 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, Dec 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 9am-4pm
Fee: adult €5, audio €10, child free

County Limerick

89. Ash Hill, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick
contact: Simon and Nicole Johnson
Tel: 063-98035
www.ashhill.com
(Tourist Accommodation Facility)
Open: Apr 1-Sept 30, 9.30am-4.30pm

Fee: adult €5, child/OAP/student €3

90. Glebe House, Holycross, Bruff, Co. Limerick
contact: Kate Hayes and Colm McCarthy
Tel: 087-6487556
Open: Jan 4-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31, Aug 13-22, Sept 1-30, Mon-Fri, 5.30pm- 9.30pm, Sat-Sun, 8am-12 noon

Fee: Free

91. Glenville House, Glenville, Ardagh, Co. Limerick
contact: Owen O’Neill
Tel: 086-2541435
Open: Apr 1-30, May 1-31, Sept 1-13, Tue-Sat, Aug 13-21, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student €3, child free

92. Kilpeacon House, Crecora, Co. Limerick
contact: Donie and Mary Costello
Tel: 087-9852462
Open: May 3-June 30, Mon- Sat, Aug 13-21, 10am-2pm

Fee: adult €8, child/OAP/student €4

93. Mount Trenchard House and Garden, Foynes, Co. Limerick
contact: Frieda Keane Carmody
Tel: 087-2220692
Open: June 1-31, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, 10am-4pm

Fee: adult €10, child/OAP/student €5

94. Odellville House, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick
contact: Aisling Frawley
Tel: 085-8895125
www.odellville.simplesite.com
Open: May 1-31, June 1-30, Aug 13-21, 10am-2pm

Fee: adult €8, student/OAP/child €4

95. The Turret, Ryanes, Ballyingarry, Co. Limerick
contact: Donal Mc Goey
Tel: 086-2432174
Open: May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31,12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/child/student/ free

96. The Old Rectory, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick
contact: John Roche
Tel: 087-8269123
Open: May 1-Nov 27, Saturday and Sundays, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21 10am-2pm

Fee: adult €8, child/OAP/student €3

County Longford

97. Moorhill House, Castlenugent, Lisryan, Co. Longford
contact: Michael O’Donnell
Tel: 047-81952
Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-29, 9.30am-1.30pm
Fee: adult/OAP/student/child €8

County Louth

98. Barmeath Castle, Dunleer, Drogheda, Co. Louth

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/10/23/barmeath-castle-dunleer-drogheda-county-louth/

contact: Bryan Bellew
Tel: 041-6851205
Open: May 1-31, June 1-10, Aug 13-21, Oct 1-10, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult /OAP/student €5, child free

99. Killineer House & Garden, Drogheda, Co. Louth

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/08/10/killineer-house-county-louth/
contact: Charles & Eithne Carroll
Tel: 086-2323783
www.killineerhouse.ie
Open: Feb 1-20, May 1-15, June 1-10, Aug 10-24, 9am-1pm
Fee: adult/OAP/child/student, house: €4, garden €6

100. Rokeby Hall, Grangebellew, Co. Louth

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/08/17/rokeby-hall-grangebellew-county-louth/
contact: Jean Young
Tel: 086-8644228
www.rokeby.ie
Open: May 1-31, Mon-Sat, Aug 13-21, Sept 1-30, Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm

Fee: adult/OAP €7, child/student €5

County Mayo

101. Brookhill House, Brookhill, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
contact: Patricia and John Noone
Tel: 094-9371348, 087-3690499, 086-2459832
Open: Jan 13-20, Apr 13-20, May 18-24, June 8-14, July 13-19, Aug 1-25, 2pm-6pm
Fee: adult €6, OAP/child/student €3, National Heritage Week free

102. Enniscoe House & Gardens, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo

see my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/11/25/enniscoe-house-gardens-castlehill-ballina-co-mayo/
contact: Susan Kellett
Tel: 096-31112 www.enniscoe.com
(Tourist Accommodation Facility)
Open: April 1-Oct 31
Open: garden, April 1-Oct 31, 10am-5pm,
Fee: garden & heritage centre adult €8, OAP €6, child €3 under 4 years free, student €3, family 2 adults and 2 children €15, tour of house €5 per adult, free tour in National Heritage Week

103. Old Coastguard Station, Rosmoney, Westport, Co. Mayo
contact: James Cahill
Tel: 094-9025500
www.jamescahill.com/coastguardstation.html
Open: July 1-Sept 9 closed Sundays, National Heritage Week Aug 13-21, 11am-4pm
Fee: €1

104. Owenmore, Garranard, Ballina, Co. Mayo

contact: Jerry O’ Mara
Tel: 087-2446744 

www.owenbeg.ie

(Tourist Accommodation FacilityOpen: March-Oct and Dec

105. Prison House, Prison North, Balla, Co. Mayo
contact: Tom O’Connor
Tel: 087-9032133

www.prisonehouse.wordpress.com
Open: May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €5, student/OAP/child free

County Meath

106. Beau Parc House, Beau Parc, Navan, Co. Meath

See my entry https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/07/22/beauparc-house-beau-parc-navan-co-meath/
contact: Emer Mooney
Tel: 041-9824163, 087-2329149
Open: Mar 1-20, May 1-31, Aug 13-21, 10am-2 pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP/student/child €8

107. Cillghrian Glebe now known as Boyne House Slane, Chapel Street, Slane, Co. Meath
contact: Alan Haugh
Tel: 041-9884444
www.boynehouseslane.ie
Open: all year, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, 9am-1pm

Fee: Free

108. Dardistown Castle, Dardistown, Julianstown, Co. Meath

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2019/07/19/dardistown-castle-county-meath/
contact: Lizanne Allen
Tel: 086 -2774271
www.dardistowncastle.ie
Open: Jan 8-31, July 1-23, closed Sundays, August 8-28, 10am-2pm

Fee: adult €6, student/OAP/child €3

109. Dunsany Castle, Dunsany, Co. Meath
contact: Randall Plunkett
Tel: 046-9025169
www.dunsany.com
Open: June 24-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-22, 10am-2pm
Fee: adult €25, OAP/student/12-18 years €15, child under 12 years free, National Heritage Week €10, under12 years free

110. Gravelmount House, Castletown, Kilpatrick, Navan, Co. Meath
contact: Brian McKenna
Tel: 087-2520523
Open: Jan 2-15, May 10-30, Aug 13-22, Sept 1-15, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €6, OAP/student/child €3

111. Hamwood House, Dunboyne, Co. Meath
contact: Charles Hamilton
Tel: 086-3722701
www.hamwood.ie
Open: house, May 25, 27-30, June 1, 8, 10-13, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 27, 29-31,
August 3,10, 13-21, 24, 31, Sept 7, 14, 16-19, 21, 28, October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24,
26, 31, November 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, December 5, 7, weekend, Mondays
and Wednesdays, 3pm-7pm, Fridays, 9am-1pm
Garden: April 1-September 25, Fri-Sun, Bank Holidays, National Heritage Week,
Aug 13-21, 10am-7pm

112. Killeen Mill, Clavinstown, Drumree, Co. Meath

contact: Dermot Kealy
Tel: 086-2619979
(Tourists Accommodation Facility) Open: April 1- Sept 30

113. Loughcrew House, Loughcrew, Old Castle, Co. Meath

Contact: Emily Naper
Tel: 049-8541356
(Tourist Accommodation FacilityOpen: all year

www.loughcrew.com

Garden: all year, 11am-5pm
Fee: adult €7, OAP €6, student €5, child €3.50, group concessions

114. Moyglare House, Moyglare, Co. Meath

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/02/15/moyglare-house-county-meath/
Postal address Maynooth Co. Kildare
contact: Angela Alexander
Tel: 086-0537291
www.moyglarehouse.ie
Open: Jan 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31, May 1-21, 23-27, 30-31, June 1-2, Aug 12- 21, 9am-1pm
Fee: adult €7.50, OAP/student/child

115. Slane Castle, Slane, Co. Meath

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2019/07/19/slane-castle-county-meath/
contact: Jemma Smith
Tel: 041-9884477
www.slanecastle.ie
Open: Jan 16, 23, 30Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, April 2-3, 9- 10, 16-18, 23-24, 30, May 1-2, 6-8, 13-15, 20-23, June 3, 6, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 7-8, 14-15, 22, 28, 31, Aug 1, 4-5, 11-21, 25-26, 28, Sept 4,18, 25, Jan- Apr, and June 10am-4pm, May, Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm, Sunday, 12 noon 4pm, July, Thurs-Sat, 10am- 4pm, Sunday, 12 noon-4pm, Aug, Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm, Sunday, 12 noon-4pm, Sept, Sunday, 12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult €14, OAP/student €12.50, child €7.50, concession family ticket (2 adults and 2 children €39, additional adults €1, additional children €6

116. St. Mary’s Abbey, High Street, Trim, Co. Meath

See my entry: https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/09/17/st-marys-abbey-high-street-trim-co-meath/
contact: Peter Higgins
Tel: 087-2057176
Open: Jan 24-28, 31, Feb 1-4, 28, Mar 1-4, 7-11, May 7-22, June 27-30, July 1, 4-8, Aug 13-22, Sept 27-30, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student/child €2

117. The Former Parochial House, Slane, Co. Meath
contact: Alan Haugh
Tel: 087-2566998
www.parochialhouseslane.ie
Open: May 1-Sept 30, Mon-Sat, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult 5, child/OAP/student €3

118. Swainstown House, Kilmessan, Co. Meath

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/10/10/swainstown-house-kilmessan-county-meath/
contact: Caroline Preston
Tel: 086-2577939
Open: Mar 7-8, 10-11, April 4-5, 7-8, May 2-8, June 6-12, July 4-10, Aug 13-21, Sept 5-16, Oct 3-4, 6-7, Nov 7-8, 10-11, Dec 5-6, 8-9, 11am-3pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student €5, child free

119. Tankardstown House, Rathkenny, Slane, Co. Meath

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/07/11/tankardstown-estate-demesne-rathkenny-slane-co-meath/
contact: Brian Conroy
Tel: 087-2888925
www.tankardstown.ie
Open: all year including National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, 9am-1pm

Fee: Free

County Monaghan

120. Castle Leslie, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/08/07/castle-leslie-glaslough-county-monaghan/
contact: Samantha Leslie
Tel: 047-88091
www.castleleslie.com
(Tourist Accommodation Facility)
Open: all year, National Heritage Week events August 13-21, 9am-1pm.
Fee: Free

121. Hilton Park House, Clones, Co. Monaghan
contact: Fred Madden
Tel 047-56007
www.hiltonpark.ie
(Tourist Accommodation Facility)
Open: April- Sept
House and garden tours available for groups Jan 31, Feb 1-4, 7-11, 28, Mar 1-4, 7-11, May 3-6, 8-20, June 2, 13-17, 20-24, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, Sept 11, 18, 25, weekdays, 9am-1pm, Sunday, 1pm-5pm
Fee: adult €10, OAP/student €8, child €5

122. Mullan Village and Mill, Mullan, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan
contact: Michael Treanor
Tel: 047-81135
www.mullanvillage.com
Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 2pm-6.30pm
Fee: €6

County Offaly

123. Ballybrittan Castle, Ballybrittan, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

contact: Rosemarie
Tel: 087-2469802 

www.ballybrittancastle.com

Open: Jan 30-31, Feb 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, May 1-31, Aug 13-21, Sept 21-30, 2pm-6pm.
Fee: Free – except in case of large groups a fee of €5 p.p.

124. Ballindoolin House, Edenderry, Co. Offaly
contact: Rudolf Prosoroff
Tel: 0043 676 5570097
Open: April 4-8, 19-28, May 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26, 30-31, June 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20- 23, 27-30, Aug 13-21, 10am-2pm

Fee: adult €10, student /OAP/child €5

125. Birr Castle, Birr, Co. Offaly

contact: Alicia Clements Tel: 057-9120056

www.birrcastle.com

Open: May 17-Aug 31, Mon-Sat, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, Sept 1-2, 10am-2pm
Fee: adult/OAP/student €20, child free,

126. Boland’s Lock, Cappincur, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
contact: Martin O’Rourke
Tel: 086-2594914
Open: June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-31, 12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult €2, student/child free, family €5

127. Corolanty House, Shinrone, Birr, Co. Offaly
contact: Siobhan Webb
Tel: 086-1209984
Open: Jan, Feb, July, Aug, Sept, daily 2pm-6pm

Fee: Free

128. Crotty Church, Castle Street, Birr, Co. Offaly

contact: Eoin Garry
Tel: 086-3286277
Open: all year, 1pm-5pm

Fee: Free

129. Gloster House, Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly
contact: Tom & Mary Alexander
Tel: 087-2342135
Open: Jan 3-28, Mon-Fri, May 1-31, Aug 13-21, 9am-1.30pm

Fee: adult/student/child/OAP €7

130. High Street House, High Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

contact: George Ross
Tel: 086-3831992

www.no6highstreet.com

Open: Jan 4-31, Mon -Fri, May 1-18, Aug 13-21, Sept 1-24, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: adult/student €5, OAP €4, child under 12 free

131. Loughton, Moneygall, Birr, Co. Offaly

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/11/01/loughton-house-moneygall-county-offaly/
contact: Michael Lyons 
Tel: 089-4319150
www.loughtonhouse.com
Open: May 10-June 30, Tue-Sunday, Aug 2-7, 9-21, 11am-3.30pm
Fee: adult €5, OAP/student €4, child €3 (under 12 free), family (2 adults & 2 children over 12) €15

132. Springfield House, Mount Lucas, Daingean, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

See my entry:

www.irishhistorichouses.com/2022/06/01/springfield-house-mount-lucas-daingean-tullamore-co-offaly/

contact: Muireann Noonan
Tel: 087-2204569
www.springfieldhouse.ie

Open: Jan 1-9, 1pm-5pm, April 15-19, May 21-29, June 10-12, 17-19, July 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, Aug 13-28, 2pm-6pm, Dec 26-31, 1pm-5pm
Fee: Free

133. The Maltings, Castle Street, Birr, Co. Offaly

contact: Eoin Garry
Tel: 086-3286277 

www.canbe.ie

(Tourist Accommodation FacilityOpen: all year

County Roscommon

134. Castlecoote House, Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon
contact: Kevin Finnerty
Tel: 087-2587537
www.castlecootehouse.com
Open: July1-31, Aug 1-31
Garden-guided tours, 2pm-6pm
Home of the Percy French Festival, www.percyfrench.ie 

July 20,21,22, 10am-4pm Fee: €5

135. Clonalis House, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/10/16/clonalis-castlerea-county-roscommon/
contact: Pyers O’Conor Nash, Richard O’Connor Nash
Tel: 094-9620014, 087-3371667
(Tourist Accommodation Facility)
April 1-September 30
www.clonalishouse.com
Open: Jun 1-Aug 31, Mon-Sat, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, guided tours,11am-4pm
Fee: adult €10, child €5, group rates available

136. King House, Main Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

contact: Majella Hunt
Tel: 090-6637100

www.visitkinghouse.ie

Open: April 1-Sept 30, National Heritage Week Aug 13-21, Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Fee: adult €7, OAP/student /child €5, Family €20

137. Shannonbridge Fortifications, Shannonbridge, Athlone, Co. Roscommon

contact: Fergal Moran
Tel: 090-9674973 

www.shannonbridgefortifications.ie 

Open: May 1-Sept 30, 10am-6pm

Fee: Free

138. Strokestown Park House, Strokestown Park House, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
contact: Ciarán
Tel: 01-8748030
www.strokestownpark.ie www.irishheritagetrust.ie
Open: Mar 17-Dec 20, Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, 10am-5pm, June, July, Aug, 10am- 6pm, Nov, Dec 10.30am-4pm

Fee: adult €14, €12.50, €9.25, OAP/student €12.50, child €6, family €29, groups €11.50

County Sligo

139. Castletown Manor
Cottlestown, Co. Sligo
Theresa Murphy
Tel: 083-0898673
Open: June 20-Aug 31, Mon-Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 13-21,1pm-5pm
Fee: adult €12, students/OAP/groups €8

140. Coopershill House, Riverstown, Co. Sligo

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/01/11/coopershill-house-riverstown-co-sligo/

contact: Simon O’Hara Tel: 071-9165108

www.coopershill.com

(Tourist Accommodation Facility)
Open: April-Sept, Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm
Fee: adult/child/OAP/student €5.

141. Lissadell House & Gardens, Lissadell, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo
contact: Edward Walsh
Tel: 087-2550969
www.lissadell.com
Open: June-Aug, 10am-6pm Fee: adult €14, child €7

142. Markree Castle, Collooney, Co Sligo

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/11/06/markree-castle-collooney-co-sligo/
contact: Nicholas Ryan
Tel: 071-9167800

www.markreecastle.ie

Open: June, July, Aug, 12 noon-4pm 
Fee: Free

143. Newpark House and Demesne, Newpark, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/11/30/newpark-house-and-demesne-newpark-ballymote-co-sligo/
contact: Christopher & Dorothy-Ellen Kitchin
Tel: 087-3706869
Open: Feb 14-18, 28, March 1-4, 28-31, April 1, 25-29, May 3-27, Aug 12-26, 9am- 1pm
Fee: adult €7, OAP/student €5, child free

144. Rathcarrick House, Rathcarrick, Strandhill Road, Co. Sligo
contact: Michael Sweeney
Tel: 071-9128417
Open: June, July, Aug, Tue-Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 13-21, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student/child free

145. Temple House, Ballymote, Co. Sligo
contact: Roderick and Helena Perceval
Tel: 087-9976045 

www.templehouse.ie
(Tourist Accommodation Facility) Open: April 1-October 31

County Tipperary

146. Beechwood House, Ballbrunoge, Cullen, Co. Tipperary
contact: Maura & Patrick McCormack
Tel: 083-1486736
Open: Jan 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, Feb 14-18, May 6-9, 13-23, Aug 13-21, Sept 2-5, 9- 12, 16-19, 23-26, 10.15am-2.15pm

Fee: adult €5, OAP/student €2, child free, fees donated to charity

147. Clashleigh House, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary
contact: Elizabeth O’Callaghan
Tel: 086-8185334
Open: April 5-28, May 3-31, Tues & Thurs, June 2-30, Tue, Thurs, Sat & Sun, Aug 13-21, Sept 1-29, Oct 4-27, Tues & Thurs, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €8, OAP/student/child €4

148. Cloughjordan House, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary
contact: Sarah Baker
Tel: 085-2503344
www.cloughjordanhouse.com
Open: May 2-31, June 1-30, Sept 5-30 Mon- Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 13-21, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: adult €6, OAP €4

149. Fancroft Mill, Fancroft, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

contact: Marcus & Irene Sweeney
Tel: 0505-31484, 087-9263300 

www.fancroft.ie

Open: May 11-31, June 1-2, 9-30, Aug 13-22, Oct 3-7, 10am-2pm
Fee: adult €8, OAP/student €6, child free under 5 years, adult supervision essential, group rates available

150. Grenane House, Tipperary, Co. Tipperary

contact: Philippa Mansergh-Wallace Tel: 062-52484 

www.hfhtours.ie

Open: May & Sept, Mon-Sat, Aug 13-21, 2pm-6pm, closed Sundays

Fee: adult €8, student/OAP €6, group rates available

151. Killenure Castle, Dundrum, Co Tipperary
contact: Eavaun Carmody
Tel: 087-6402664
www.killenure.com
Open: Feb 1-20, May 1-31, Aug 13-21, 10.30am-2.30pm

Fee: adult €10, child /OAP/student €5

152. Lismacue House, Bansha, Co. Tipperary
contact: Katherine Nicholson
Tel: 062-54106
www.lismacue.com
(Tourist Accommodation Facility) Open: Mar 18-Oct 31

153. Redwood Castle, Redwood, Lorrha, Nenagh, North Tipperary

Redwood is off the Birr/Portumna Rd

contact: Coleesa Egan
Tel: 087-7479566 

www.redwoodcastleireland.com

Open: June 15-30, July 1-17, Aug 9-31, Sept 1-7, 2.30pm-6.30pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP/student/child €5

154. The Rectory, Cashel Road, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

contact: Richard Fahey
Tel: 087-2601994
(Tourist Accommodation FacilityOpen: May 1-Oct 31

155. Silversprings House, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
contact: Jim Gilligan
Tel: 086-2539187
Open: May 1-31, June 1-30, Aug 13-21, 12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult €6, OAP/student€3, child €2

County Waterford

156. Ballynatray Estate, Co. Waterford
Postal address: Glendine, Youghal, Co. Cork

contact: Carmel O’Keeffee-Power
Tel: 024-97460
www.ballynatray.com
Open: April 1-Sept 30, 12 noon-4pm
Fee: adult €6, child OAP/student €3

157. Cappagh House (Old and New), Cappagh, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
contact: Charles and Claire Chavasse
Tel: 087-8290860, 086-8387420
http://www.cappaghhouse.ie
Open: April, June, & August, Wednesday & Thursday, May & September Wednesday Thursday & Saturday, National Heritage Week, August 13-21, Oct 1, 9.30am-1.30pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student/€5, child under 12 free

158. Cappoquin House & Gardens, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/01/24/cappoquin-house-gardens-cappoquin-co-waterford/
contact: Sir Charles Keane
Tel: 058-54290, 087-6704180
www.cappoquinhouseandgardens.com
Open: July 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30, Aug 1-6, 8-22, Sept 16-17, 19-24, 26-30, 9am-1pm

Gardens open all year, 9am-6pm, closed Sundays except July 17, August 14, 21, 28, Fee: house/garden €15, house only €10, garden only €6

159. Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Co. Waterford

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/08/01/curraghmore-portlaw-county-waterford/
contact: Vanessa Behal
Tel: 051-387101
www.curraghmorehouse.ie
Open: May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Thurs-Sun and Bank Holidays, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21,10am-4pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student, house/garden/shell house tour €20, house €15, garden & shell house €12, garden €7, child under12 years free

160. Dromana House, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/02/06/dromana-house-cappoquin-co-waterford/
contact: Barbara Grubb
Tel: 086-8186305
www.dromanahouse.com
Open: June 1-12, 14-19, 21-26, 28-30, July 1-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-31, Aug 13- 21, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult/OAP/student, house and garden €15, house €10, garden €6, child under 12 free, groups of 100 or more house/garden €12, garden €5, house €9

161. The Presentation Convent, Waterford Healthpark, Slievekeel Road, Waterford
contact: Michelle O’ Brien
Tel: 051-370057

www.rowecreavin.ie
Open: Jan 1-Dec 31, excluding Bank Holidays, 8.30am-5.30pm, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21
Fee: Free

162. Tourin House & Gardens, Tourin, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/04/30/tourin-house-gardens-cappoquin-county-waterford/
contact: Kristin Jameson
Tel: 086-8113841
www.tourin-house.ie
Open: April 1-Sept 30, Tue-Sat, National Heritage Week Aug 13-21, 1pm-5pm
Fee: adult €6, OAP/student €3.50, child free.

County Westmeath

163. Lough Park House, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath
contact: Liam O’Flanagan
Tel: 044-9661226
Open: Mar 16-22, Apr 15-18, May 1-4, June 1-7, July 14-24, Aug 1-7, 13-22, Sept 1- 7, Oct 28-31, 2pm-6pm

Fee: adult €4

164. Rockfield Ecological Estate, Rathaspic, Rathowen, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
contact: Sean Daly
Tel: 085-8215796
Open: June 14-30, July 1-15, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-15, 2pm-6pm
Fee: Free

165. St. John’s Church, Loughstown, Drumcree, Collinstown, Co. Westmeath
contact: Billy Standish
Tel: 044-9666570
Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 2pm-6pm
Fee: adult €4, child/OAP/student €2

166. Tullynally Castle & Gardens, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath

Tullynally, County Westmeath, August 2019.

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/11/19/tullynally-castle-and-gardens-castlepollard-county-westmeath/
contact: Octavia Tullock
Tel: 044-9661856 

www.tullynallycastle.com
Open: Castle, May 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, June 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30, July 1- 2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, Aug 13-21, 25-27, Sept 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 10am-2pm Garden: Apr 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-30, May 1-2, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29, June 2-6, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 30, July 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-30, Aug 1, 4-7, 11-21, 25-28, Sept 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-30, 11am-5pm

Fee: adult, castle/garden €16, garden €8.50, child, castle/garden €8, garden €4 (over 10 years only admission to castle) families (2+2) garden €22

167. Turbotstown, Coole, Co. Westmeath
contact: Peter Bland
Tel: 086-2475044
Open: July 22-31, Aug 1-31, Dec 1-20, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult/student €8, child/OAP €4

County Wexford

168. Clougheast Cottage, Carne, Co. Wexford
contact: Jacinta Denieffe
Tel: 086-1234322
Open: Jan 10-31, May 1-31, August 13-21, 9am-1pm

Fee: €5

169. Kilcarbry Mill Engine House, Sweetfarm, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
Contact: Stephen Hegarty
Tel: 087-2854143
Open: Apr 30, May 1-13, July 25-31, Aug 1-30, Dec 12-24, 12 noon-4pm

Fee: adult €10, student/OAP €5

170. Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens, Great Island, Campile, New Ross, Co. Wexford
section: Mark Hewlett
Tel: 086-0227799
www.kilmokea.com
(Tourist Accommodation Facility)
Open: April – Oct
Gardens: Open Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Wed-Sun, June, July, Aug, daily, 10am-5pm

Fee: adult €7, OAP €6, student €5, child €4, family €20

171. Sigginstown Castle, Sigginstown, Tacumshane, Co. Wexford
contact: Elizabeth and Gordon Jones
Tel: 087-2293979

www.sigginstowncastle.com
Open: April 30, May 1, 8-10, 13-15, 20-21, 27-29, June 3-5, 10, 12, 17-19, 24-26,
July 1-2, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, Aug 1, 5-7, 12-21, 26-28, Sept 2-4, 9-11, 24-25,
2pm-6pm, tours 2.30pm and 4.30pm
Medieval Event June 3-5, 12 noon-5pm, adult €15, child (6-18years) €10 includes
tour at 3pm
Fee: castle, adult €8, child/OAP/student/ groups 6 or more €6

172. Wilton Castle, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
See my write-up: https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/02/04/wilton-castle-bree-enniscorthy-co-wexford-and-a-trip-to-johnstown-castle/

contact: Sean Windsor
(Tourist Accommodation Facility)
Tel: 053-9247738
www.wiltoncastleireland.com
Open: all year

173. Woodbrook House, Killanne, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
contact: Giles Fitzherbert
(Tourist Accommodation Facility)
053-9255114
www.woodbrookhouse.ie
Open April 1-October 31

174. Woodville House, New Ross, Co. Wexford
contact: Gerald Roche
Tel: 087-9709828

www.woodvillegardens.ie
Open: May 1-31, June 1-30, July 1-31, Aug 1-21, 10am-2pm

Fee: adult €7.50, OAP/student/child €5

County Wicklow

175. Altidore Castle, Kilpeddar, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

see my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/06/25/altidore-castle-kilpeddar-greystones-county-wicklow/
contact: Philip Emmet
Tel: 087-7601369
Open: Mar 10-29, May 1-31, June 1-3, 1pm-5pm, Aug 13-21, 2pm-6pm
Fee: adult /OAP €5, child under 12 years free, child over 12 and student negotiable, group rates.

176. Ballymurrin House, Kilbride, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow

see my write-up:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/11/27/ballymurrin-kilbride-county-wicklow/
contact: Philip Geoghegan
Tel: 086-1734560
www.ballymurrinquakerfarmstead.eu
Open: Jan 2-21, July 23-31, Aug 1-31, 2pm-6pm

Fee: free

177. Castle Howard, Avoca, Co. Wicklow

see my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/11/13/castle-howard-avoca-county-wicklow/
contact: Ailish Macken
Tel: 01-6327664
Open: Jan 10-12, Feb 14-18, Mar 7-9, 21-23, June 21-25, 29-30, July 1-2, 11-16, 25- 28, Aug 13-21, Sept 5-10, 17, 20-24, Oct 3-5, 10-12, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €8.50, OAP/student €6.50, child €5

178. Charleville, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/09/18/charleville-county-wicklow/
contact: Tatiane Baquiega
Tel: 01-6624455
Open: Feb 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28, May 3-27, 30-31, June 1-3, 7, Aug 13-21, Mon-Fri, 1pm- 5pm, Sat & Sun, 9am-1pm

Fee: house €9, garden €6

179. Greenan More, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow

contact: Paul Arnold
Tel: 087-2563200
www.greenanmore.ie
Open: May 1-31, June 1-12, Aug 12-31, Sept 1-18, Wed- Sun, National Heritage Week Aug 13-21, 10am-3pm

180. Killruddery House & Gardens, Southern Cross Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

contact: Anthony Ardee
Tel: 01-2863405
www.killruddery.com
Open: Apr 1-Oct 31, Tue-Suns and Bank Holidays. National Heritage Week 13-21, 9am-6pm,
Fee: adult €8.50, garden and house tour €15.50, OAP/student €7.50, garden and house tour €13, garden and house tour €13, child €3, 4-16 years, garden and house tour €5.50

181. Kiltimon House, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow
contact: Michelle O’Connor
Tel: 087-2505205
Open: May 2-22, Aug 13-21, Sept 1-30, 9am-1pm

Fee: adult €10, OAP/student/child €5

182. Kingston House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
contact: Liam Lynam
Tel: 087-2415795
Open: Aug 1-31, Sept 1-30, 10am-2pm
Fee: adult €3, OAP/student/child €2

183. Knockanree Garden, Avoca, Co Wicklow – garden only
contact: Peter Campion and Valerie O’Connor
Tel: 085-8782455
www.knockanreegardens.com
Open: May 20-21, 23-28, 30-31, June 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25, 27-30, July 1-3, Aug 13-21, Oct 1, 3-8, 10-14, 9.30am-1.30pm
Fee: adult €3, OAP/student €2

184. 1 Martello Terrace, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

contact: Liz McManus
Tel: 087-2357369
Open: May, June, Sept, Oct, Mon & Thurs, July & Aug, Mon, Thurs, & Sun, National Heritage Week, Aug 13-21, 1pm-5pm, Sunday, 9am-1pm

Fee: Free

185. Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, Co. Wicklow – garden only

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2021/06/30/mount-usher-gardens-ashford-co-wicklow/
contact: Caitriona Mc Weeney
Tel: 01-2746900
www.mountushergardens.ie

www.avoca.com/en
Open: all year, Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec, 10am-6pm, Apr-Oct, 10am-6pm

Fee: adult €9, student/OAP €8, child €5, no charge for wheelchair users

186. Powerscourt House & Gardens, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/04/26/powerscourt-house-gardens-enniskerry-county-wicklow/
contact: Sarah Slazenger
Tel: 01-2046000
www.powerscourt.ie
Open: all year, closed Christmas Day and St Stephens Day, 9.30am-5.30pm, ballroom and garden rooms Sun, 9.30am-1.30pm
Fee: Mar-Oct, adult €11.50, OAP €9, student €8.50, child €5, family ticket €26, Nov- Dec, adult €8.50, OAP €7.50, student €7, child €4, family €18

187. Russborough, The Albert Beit Foundation, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

See my entry:

https://irishhistorichouses.com/2020/11/08/russborough-house-blessington-county-wicklow/
contact: Eric Blachford
Tel: 045-865239
enc@russborough.ie
Open: Jan 1-Dec 24, 10am-5pm,
Fee: adult €12, OAP/student €8, child €6, parking €3 per car

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