I recently checked the revenue website, to make sure I had the correct opening dates for a property. I noticed that a few new properties have been added to the Section 482 list, and also that some properties which had dropped off, have been added back! So I have more places to visit! It keeps me very busy. I have several properties to write about for publication at the moment which I have visited recently.
The new properties listed are:
Newtown Road, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Máiread Mc Kenna and Mark Dunne
Open: Jan 17-31, Feb 1-7, May 1-31, Aug 13-21, 9am-1pm
Fee: adult €12, student/OAP €8
When was this property added to the listing, as it certainly was not listed in February when the listing was published? The cheek of them, then, to list opening dates in January and February 2022!
Sigginstown, Tacumshane, Co. Wexford
Elizabeth and Gordon Jones
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.
I see on the website that the castle was featured in Hugh Wallace’s “Great House Revival” tv show. I haven’t seen it yet, but have recorded the series so I look forward to watching it!
One which had been taken off, I think, then added back on again is:
Ballybur Upper, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny
Open: March 1-20, May 1-31, August 13-22, 2pm-6pm
It’s unfortunate I didn’t realise it was still on as I had booked to stay in Ballybur Lodge nearby during Heritage Week, in order to visit the castle, but when the castle was no longer listed, I cancelled my stay in Ballybur Lodge! Alas. I shall have to visit Ballybur Castle another time.
Another property which I thought was dropped from the list but has reappeared is:
Rockfield Ecological Estate
Rathaspic, Rathowen, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Open: June 14-30, July 1-15, Aug 1-31, Sept 1-15, 2pm-6pm