Curraghmore House and Gardens

Curraghmore House and Gardens

Curraghmore House and Gardens
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Gardens
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Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
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Curraghmore House is the home to the 9th Marquis of Waterford and his family. This estate is Irelands largest private demense with over 2500 acres. Tours are now available through this historic home where visitors "step back in time " and enjoy the wonderful stories about the colourful characters that have lived on the estate. Hidden in the shrubbery near the main house,is the most enchanting Shell House,created by Catherine Countess of Tyrone in 1754. The grounds of Curraghmore House,were laid out by the first de la poer-Beresford Earl of Tyrone around 1750 and provide a splendid example of an eighteenth century romantic landscape ,with the house as its centrepiece. In front of the house is the garden in the French manner designed by Louisa,third Lady Waterford. It's formal terraces,with balustrades and statuary,overlook a man made lake. The present day Lord and Lady Waterford are country people by tradition. Farming ,hunting and breeding horses continues as it did centuries ago.
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Angeld62
312 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
What an amazing place. We timed our trip poorly so missed the guided tours, but managed a magnificent wander through the gardens and grounds, as well as coffee and carrot cake (delicious!) before leaving. We will most definitely be back. Curraghmore is a true hidden gem!
Written 12 September 2022
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TipperaryIrishJohn
Stari Grad, Croatia113 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Unique historical tour of one of Ireland's Great Houses with spectacular original contents. Our House guide was Evelyn who was knowledgeable and passionate in equal amounts about the significance of the preservation and appreciation of this lovely snapshot of the Big House, through the generations of a single family that have occupied it for over 800 years. Remarkable! Also met Alan the Estate Manager who was equally enthusiastic about the conservation of the grounds and buildings. Overall, the best value tour I've ever taken and very likely to be repeated in the future.
Written 26 August 2022
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jhmpeel
Buckingham, UK24 contributions
Apr 2022
This was one of the most interesting houses that I have ever visited, with huge historical significance over many centuries, helped enormously by our excellent guide Evelyn/ Eibhlin. The entrance dating back to the twelfth century was most impressive but the interior - especially the dining room and the Drawing Room - I found particularly evocative, reminding me somewhat of Newbridge House, Donabate, near Dublin. The grounds were also spectacular, notably the shell house but also the panorama at the back of the house
Written 2 August 2022
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Jen p
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Curraghmore House. Our tour guide Eibhlin was so friendly and knowledgable. Highly recommend this tour. Thank you Eibhlin!
Written 19 June 2022
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Heather
Tampa, FL4 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We loved exploring this property. Our guide Evelyn was so knowledgeable and friendly. It was quite the experience to walk through a active estate. The grounds are so beautiful. After the Shell house we were allowed to explore on our own. We spent a few hours taking it all in. If you are looking for a relaxing and beautiful tour, this is the one.
Written 1 June 2022
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Annedeg41
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK59 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This is the best stately home I have visited. Some of the property dates to the twelfth century.
The rest of the house is eighteenth century with an interesting front door.
Evelyn our guide was terrific. Her family have lived on the estate for generations.
Highly recommended.
Written 28 May 2022
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Dennis J
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May 2022 • Couples
Outstanding country estate to visit. An amazing home and gardens that have been in the same family for 800 years. A little off the beaten path but well worth the visit. Evelyn, our guide, was very charming and did a great job explaining the family’s history. My wife and I were the only ones in her tour, so very intimate.
Written 22 May 2022
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Kelley M
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May 2022 • Friends
Third visit to beautiful Curraghmore House, but first tour of the house and absolutely felt welcomed by our very knowledgeable guide, Evelyn. The history of the house is so interesting, the house obviously well taken care of and loved. Enjoyed the walk around the garden and a warm lunch. Wonderful day out, will 100% love to return.
Written 14 May 2022
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Jacqueline H
3 contributions
May 2022
We are absolutely stunned by the beauty and atmosphere of Curraghmore. No doubt it is testament to the 'Waterford' ancestry but to the many staff who have worked tirelessly and respectfully towards its upkeep and preservation.

Evelyn, our guide was a wonderful woman, whose love for Curraghmore, is so apparent, we initially thought she was a member of the family!! Her voice is so hypnotising, we believe, it is to her Hollywood should look when they need an Irish accent coach.

Even in the coffee shop, the girls in there made it feel like we were having coffee at a friend's house.

To Lord Waterford, we thank him for allowing us to experience his ancestral home and all the familial, national and international history that goes with it.
Written 12 May 2022
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VicPal
Sierra Vista, AZ38 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Curraghmore House is a VERY unique step back into Irelands’ history. This 800 + year old house is steeped in the history of the political and religious events from 1190 to the current day.

Curraghmore House is not a ruin, not a stop, see, then get back into the car and drive away event. It’s royalty-owners have live here continuously for 800 years - and still do to this day!

I highly recommend the tour which takes you back in time with all the original furnishings and trappings of generations of the family that still live there. The tour is extremely detailed, takes about two hours and is unique in that the pace of the House tour is leisurely.

Plus, if booked ahead of time, I highly recommend to partake in the lunch in the House Tea Room.

The House staff are very informative, knowledgeable, and are from the local area.

In my opinion this tour is the BEST in Southeast Ireland.

Truly, a FIVE STAR ++ experience.
Written 17 September 2021
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CURRAGHMORE HOUSE AND GARDENS (Portlaw) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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  • Fri - Sun 10:00 - 16:00