Cabinteely House

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David D
Devon, UK11,139 contributions
Elegant house in lovely grounds
Apr 2019 • Family
Friday 5th April and we visited here, which is an 18th-century country house set in 45 hectares of well maintained parkland and gardens. The house was built in 1769 and it came into the possession of the County Council in 1984.

We parked up in the free car park at the rear of the house, we walked the short distance to the refurbished stables, where the tearooms are situated.

On leaving the tearooms we passed through a small Japanese Garden, the garden of life, on the way to see the big house.

The house was not open when we visited, there are free tours around the house, lasting about an hour on Wednesdays and Sundays. We were able to walk around the outside of the House, which enabled us to admire the old building.

Sadly the weather was not conducive to spending much time walking around the gardens, the flower beds were stuffed with colourful spring flowers. From what we saw of the park lands, they were wonderfully maintained and cared for.

Cabinteely House is not very well known about, so a bit of a hidden gem worth visiting.
Written 7 April 2019
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Eileen H
Dublin, Ireland114 contributions
Coffee Shop
Jul 2017 • Couples
Nice for a coffee after a walk in the park. Love their flat whites, a variety of snacks available. Clean and staff are always friendly
Written 1 August 2017
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NewcastleGeordie83
Newcastle32 contributions
Parkrun
Jun 2017 • Friends
Great park for a parkrun. Very well kept park, if a little hilly! Nice little cafe for post-run refreshments.
Written 27 June 2017
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Lena W
103 contributions
Another little hidden gem in Dublin
May 2017 • Solo
The individual county councils in Dublin are great - they provide/sponsor free tours and events of cultural and historical interest each year. In the last two years they had a summer of heritage, which in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown featured 28 different events, which they are planning to redo again, so I can't wait! In the meantime, they have the Spring of Heritage, which is a shorter list, but still a great experience.
I can't believe I have lived in Dublin all this time and have never been to the stately Cabinteely House before. It's in a bit of a far flung location, miles from the city centre, not exactly super accessible by public transportation (more on that later), but it is worth a visit. The refurbished house is exquisite, with beautiful antiques and stunning Victorian features, plus it sits in a glorious location (weather permitting!) with a large park that is great for walks and other activities. I was spoiled enough to have a tour all to myself of the upstairs and downstairs of the house, so I got to ask the guide Liz all the silly "where's the toilet" type questions. The house itself has been revamped a few times, getting the Georgian features updated to the Victorian era (large fireplaces for wood burning were adapted down to accommodate coal fires; the small paned windows were replaced by larger sheet glass). The difference between the gentrified front of the house to the servant's area is amazing - where there is comfort and oppulence for the owners and their friends, there are bare flagstone floors and cramped narrow staircases for the hired help.
If you want to see the house and stunning gardens, I highly recommend driving. Dublin Bus route 63 is supposed to service the Cabinteely area, but it's very infrequent and unreliable, plus the actual stop for Cabinteely House is quite a long walk through a housing estate, small shopping centre and school. Very scenic in nice weather, but a bit of a slog in rain and cold.
Written 9 May 2017
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Highleghlady
Knutsford, UK391 contributions
A beautiful park to walk in
May 2016 • Friends
Cabinteely Park and House are on the outskirts of Dublin and I went there one late afternoon with a friend. The House was shut so we just had a walk around the park and lake. Its a beautiful place with lovely views across to the hills and full of mature trees with a lake to sit by too.
Sadly wasn't there when they do their tour of the house but will definitely try to visit it again when I return to Dublin.
Written 4 June 2016
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Z K
Dublin, Ireland223 contributions
Large, interesting park!
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is a large park in residential area south Dublin. There is also a stunning house, beautiful in all seasons. I am not sure if the house itself is open to public and if there are any tours, but it looks gorgeous. The park is very well maintained, flowers beds, sport facilities, playgrounds, lots of birds, swans. It is a favourite place of locals for jogging, strolling with pets and friends. There is also a picnic area available. A car park is at the main entrance, and there is no fee to enter this park.
Written 10 December 2015
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Ireland on a Shoestring
Dublin, Ireland38 contributions
The stunning Cabinteely House.
Jul 2015 • Family
I visited Cabinteely House as part of the dlr Summer of Heritage 2015 guided tours. The stunning eighteenth-century country house set in the fabulous grounds of Cabinteely Park.Our tour guided was wonderful and brought us through the colourful history of this great house. It's a must visit if your in Dublin dlr Summer of Heritage give the guided tours free every Wednesday and Sunday until the 6th of September 2015.
Written 14 July 2015
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