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Killruddery Review

The 17th-century formal gardens at Killruddery House are precisely arranged, with fine beech hedges, Victorian statuary, and a parterre of lavender and roses. The Brabazon family, the earls of Meath, have lived here since 1618. In 1820 they hired William Morris to remodel the house as a revival Elizabethan mansion. The estate also has a Crystal Palace conservatory modeled on those at the botanic gardens in Dublin. Killruddery Arts organizes year-round events including an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. The tea house in the old dairy is a perfect spot for a light snack.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Bray–Greystones Rd., 3 km (2 miles) south of Bray Killruddery, Co. Wicklow
  • Phone: 01/286–3405
  • Cost: Gardens €6.50, house and gardens €11
  • Hours: Gardens: Apr. and Oct., weekends 9:30–5; May–Sept., daily 9:30–5; house July–Sept., daily 1–5
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  • Location: Bray
Updated: 02-20-2013

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