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Parkes Castle

Parkes Castle

A restored plantation castle of the early 17th century, picturesquely situated on the shores of Lough Gill, once the home of Robert Parke and his family. The Courtyard grounds contain evidence of an earlier 16th century Tower House structure once owned by Sir Brian ORourke who subsequently

Fivemile Bourne, Leitrim
National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens

The activies and role of the Gardens is a great deal more varied than meets the eye. Our purpose is to explore, understand, conserve, and share the importance of plants. We aim to make the National Botanic Gardens a place where leisure, recreation and education are all compatible for the e

Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin is famous as a city of writers and literature, and the Dublin Writers Museum is an essential visit for anyone who wants to discover, explore, or simply enjoy Dublins immense literary heritage. At the Writers Museum, Dublins literary celebrities from the past three hundred years

19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Rowallane Garden

Rowallane Garden

An enchanting garden enclosed within a demesne landscape. It was laid out from the mid-1860s by the Reverend John Moore and afterwards by his nephew, the plants man and selector Hugh Armytage Moore, who established and developed connections with seedsmen and botanic gardens throughout the

Ballynahinch, Co. Down, BT24 7LH.
Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle

The spectacular castle-crowned crag, on the famous north Antrim coast, was shaped when the sea cut deep into the rock. Dunluce Castle, originally occupied by the MacQuillan family and later the MacDonnells was besieged by the British in the 16th Century There remains a dark hollow. Dunluc

87 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, Antrim, BT57 8UY
Ballybrittan Castle

Ballybrittan Castle

An extended tower-house which takes its name from the townland of Ballybrittan, near Edenderry, Co. Offaly. Although a major portion of the castle was taken down in the 19th Century the overall suite of buildings is regarded as one of the best surviving examples of this house type. It stil

Edenderry, Co. Offaly
Mount Usher Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

Laid out along the banks of the River Vartry, Mount Usher has been designed in the Robinsonian style. Trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants have been introduced from all parts of the globe and are planted in harmony with woodland and shade loving plants. Like all the great gardens of Irel

Ashford, Co. Wicklow
Athenry Castle

Athenry Castle

The great three-storey tower, surrounded by defensive walls, is entered at first-floor level through an unusual decorated doorway. Recently re-roofed, the interior contains an audio visual room and exhibition. Access to ground floor of Castle for people with disabilities. Athenry is one of

Athenry, Co Galway
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