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Dublin Environs Sights

Knockabbey Castle and Gardens

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 04/29/2014

Fodor's Review

When the weather's good, Knockabbey Castle and Gardens is perfect for a relaxing afternoon. Originally built in 1399, the castle was expanded by the Bellew family in 1650 and again in 1754, before suffering major damage in an IRA raid in 1923. The real treat here is the restored water gardens, which date back to as far as the 11th century. A stroll will take you through wildflower meadows, herbaceous borders, a Victorian flower garden, and a restored glasshouse.

Sight Information


Louth, Co. Louth, Ireland



Sight Details:

  • House and Gardens €6
  • Jan.–Apr. and Oct.–Dec., 7th–9th of month; May, June, July, and Sept., 7th–15th of month; Aug., 18th–26th of month

Updated 04/29/2014


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