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Dublin Environs Sights

Killruddery House

  • Bray–Greystones Rd. Map It
  • Killruddery
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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 and kids will love watching the sheep shearing and the chickens being fed on the adjoining farm. There's a wonderful farmers' market every Saturday.

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Bray–Greystones Rd., Killruddery, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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Sight Details:

  • Gardens €6.50, house and gardens €11
  • Gardens: Apr. and Oct., weekends 9:30–5; May–Sept., daily 9:30–5; house July–Sept., daily 1–4


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