Curraghmore House and Gardens

Curraghmore House and Gardens, Portlaw: Hours, Address, Curraghmore House and Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Curraghmore House and Gardens

Curraghmore House and Gardens
4.5
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Marius J
2 contributions
Never again
May 2021 • Friends
Nice Place but very impolite and grumpy resident old man, will never go back again and wouldnt Recomend to anyone to visit this Place. There are many nice Places like this in Ireland where you will be respected and treated politely.
Written 2 June 2021
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Mike S
Muirkirk, Canada2,504 contributions
Awesome
Sep 2019 • Couples
The opportunity to be able to tour a lived in castle was something we could not resist. First we showed up not knowing there were only 2 tours a day, we were greeted in the parking lot by a nice young lady asking if we planned to tour the castle and the tour had just started so she got us in quickly and to Evelyn our tour guide. Little did we know the nice young lady was actually the Lady if the castle, how cool is that. The castle is all original from the 17th century, a rare find and amazing to see. Evelyn was an awesome tour guide and made the tour very memorable.
Written 23 September 2019
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Mac777
Ireland66 contributions
Hidden Treasure
Sep 2019
Evelyn, our guide, was superb. Her easy style and encyclopaedic knowledge brought the house, and the family, and the history to life. Wonderful.

A tour of the house is a must. If you’re not already part of a pre-booked tour group, maybe ring ahead and make sure that you can join a scheduled tour.

The house (with its unique contents, furniture, paintings, plasterwork, etc.) is both interesting and fascinating. As is its own 800+ year history, and of course the story of the family who have lived there throughout that time.

Go. Take the tour.
Written 6 September 2019
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Murray and Narena
3 contributions
Curraghmore House and garden visit.
Aug 2019 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Carraghmore House and Gardens. The authenticity of this lived in and working estate of approx 2,600 acres was remarkable and brought to life by Evelyn's guided tour. Her own life story is entwined with this house and its owners and her knowledge and love for the impact the house and its people had on this important community. Also we had a hire car problem and Alan the Estate Manager's assistance went above and beyond to get us mobile again. All the employees of Carraghmore House were extremely helpful and very friendly. This experience will stay with us when we return to NZ for many years.
Written 29 August 2019
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K.L. Roberts
Carrigaline, Ireland3 contributions
A most lovely treasure filled, and elegant house!
Aug 2019
A truly splendid house and estate, the house packed with a most interesting and gorgeous collection of family related pictures, furniture, and objects. What crowns all is the simple fact that Curraghmore is still lived in by the original family, and that thus everything that one sees is connected in one way or another to everything else. The guide, Evelyn, was more than excellent, and made the visit to the place so very much more than it might have been otherwise.
A delightful visit, and highly recommended.
Written 23 August 2019
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Bart P
Denver, CO9 contributions
An excellent tour!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Our local tour guide (having met our cruise ship) suggested this outstanding tour. It was a fairly long drive (about an hour and a half), but it was worth every minute.

The house itself was extremely interesting, and the ground and “shell house” outstanding. Probably best of all was one of the best guides we’ve ever had: Evelyn.

It’s located off the beaten track, and I suppose a little hard to find without some help. But what a special find.
Written 1 August 2019
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Lynne W
2 contributions
Tour of Curraghmore House in Portlaw.
Jul 2019 • Couples
Excellent. Evelyn is an exceptional guide. The tour was most enjoyable and comes highly recommended.
Written 29 July 2019
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John H
Cork, Ireland63 contributions
Stunning Property - Superb Guide - Well Worth a Visit & Supporting
Jul 2019 • Family
This is a magnificent, currently occupied regal residence, with bucket loads of history, including the crests / coat of arms, superbly relayed by our guide Evelyn, whos passion, dedication & knowledge of the house, couldn't but enthral & captivate our attention.
Suggest read up before visit. We'll be going back for the Curraghmore Whiskey Tour!
Would absolutely recommend.
Even though it was closed in prep for a concert, they were good enough to accommodate us, in a small private group. Most obliging.
Written 25 July 2019
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Peaceful
23 contributions
Superb guided tour of house
Jul 2019 • Friends
We spent the day exploring the house, gardens and attending an evening outdoor dramatic performance. The tour was amazing. The guide Evelyn was well informed and so familiar with the environment it was brilliant. A very special insight. The performance by the members of the Charterhouse Theatre group was stunning and we are planing to repeat the visit next year. Excellent value for money for a unique experience.
Written 15 July 2019
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maryhalpin54
Westport, Ireland10 contributions
A regal residence
Jun 2019 • Friends
Wonderful house still being used as a family residence set in the most spectacular location. The grounds are a must see.
Written 27 June 2019
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  • Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00


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