Ireland’s Visitor Gardens, Farms and Parks are wonderful to visit at any time of year. You will find everything from historic, world-famous gardens to pet farms and amazing parks.
Adventures in time
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Low Road, Bunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland
Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. It was built in 1425 by the powerful MacNamara family.
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award winning gardens
Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Turning back the clock to the elegance of the Georgian era, Birr has stayed true to its 18th and 19th Century character, with tree-lined malls and avenues and wonderful Georgian Architecture
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Where the blarney began
Blarney Castle and Gardens Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland
Nestled in the charming village of Blarney is one of Cork’s greatest treasures. Built nearly 600 years ago, Blarney Castle is known the world over for the famous Blarney Stone.
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Hidden history from connemara
Glengowla Mines and Working Farm Experience Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Glengowla Mines and working farm are steeped in history, old cuttings from well before the mine opened in 1850.
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history and legends coming to life
Irish National Heritage Park Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Through 9000 years of Irish History. Enter a special place where Ireland's heritage comes alive with sights and sounds that shaped a country and helped to shape the world.
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Most haunted house in ireland
Loftus Hall Hook Head, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Loftus Hall is a large mansion house situated on the Hook peninsula. Loftus Hall stands alone and austere on the bleak landscape. This backdrop adds to its eery story.
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A jewel in Killarney National Park
Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms Killarney National Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms is the jewel in the crown of the spectacular Killarney National Park.
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Beautiful dune landscape
Murlough National Nature Reserve Keel Point, Dundrum, Co. Down BT33 0NQ, Northern Ireland
An extraordinarily beautiful dune landscape providing an excellent area for walking and bird watching.
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Past made present
National Museum of Ireland – Country Life Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Experience a bygone way of life with Ireland’s National Folklife Collection, displayed across four floors of modern exhibition galleries.
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Visit Clare, County of Culture
Visit Clare Co. Clare, Ireland
Clare combines the stunning natural beauty of its long, meandering coastline with unique windswept landscapes and choice dollops of Irish culture.
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Exhilarating treetop adventure
Zipit Forest Adventures (Dublin) Tibradden Wood, Dublin 16, Ireland
Zipit Forest Adventures is an exciting day out for all the family or anyone looking for an exhilarating and challenging outdoor activity in a natural setting.
Open Feb to Nov
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On the Shores of Lower Lough Erne
Castle Archdale Country Park Rossmore, Lisnarick, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh BT94 1PP, Northern Ireland
Castle Archdale Country Park offers a range of facilities for the visitor including a tearoom, caravan and camp site, bike hire, marina and play area for children.
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Ancient Special City
Armagh Armagh Visitor Information Centre, 40 English Street, Armagh, Northern Ireland
The attractive little cathedral city of Armagh (Ard Macha) has been an important religious centre since the 5th century, and remains the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland.
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multi-award-winning
Ballymaloe Cookery School and Gardens Shanagarry, Co. Cork, Ireland
Welcome to the multi-award-winning Ballymaloe Cookery School which has been delivering a first class culinary education to students all over the world since 1983.
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18th century magnificent mansion
Castletown House and Parklands Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Magnificent Palladian-style mansion, with parklands that includes meadows, waterways, a classical temple, a gothic lodge, clusters of once rare trees, and a network of paths to explore.
Open Mar to Nov
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A stone age monument
Céide Fields Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland
The Céide Fields in North Mayo will certainly give you a unique experience. For this is not just another archaeological monument or visitor centre.
Open Daily Mar to Oct
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Scenic mountains and woodland
Connemara National Park Letterfrack, Co. Galway, Ireland
Much of the present Park lands formed part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School, the remainder having been owned by private individuals.
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the home of the great liberator
Derrynane House Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Derrynane, the Oakwood of St Fionán, stands at the very tip of the Iveragh Peninsula in Co Kerry. Sheltered within the woodland stands Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell
Open Daily Mar to Dec
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Historic Dublin
Dublin Castle Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Founded over 800 years ago, Dublin Castle is at the heart of the nations capital.
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A tranquil haven of beauty
Emo Court Emo, Co. Laois, Ireland
Neo-classical mansion surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland, offering the visitor a truly tranquil experience.
Open Mar to Nov
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The official Irish State guesthouse
Farmleigh Phoenix Park, Dublin 15, Ireland
Historic house and former home of the Guinness family, providing accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation.
Open Mar to Dec
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a regency style great country house
Fota House Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
Discover the grand decor of the principle rooms and charming nursery, or the service wing with the beautifully preserved kitchens, where you can experience what life was like.
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A place of quiet reflection.
Garden of Remembrance Parnell Square East, Dublin 1, Ireland
This beautiful garden in the heart of the city was designed by Daithi Hanly and dedicated to the memory of all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom.
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Conserving plants and animals
Glenveagh National Park Pairc Náisiúnta Ghleann Bheatha Churchill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains and pristine lakes in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the North-West of County Donegal.
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WW1 Coastal Defence Battery
Grey Point Fort Bridge Road South, Helen’s Bay, Co. Down, BT19 1LD, Northern Ireland
Once Grey Point Fort protected the mouth of the Belfast Lough from enemy invasion. Today a military museum can be found here, which houses a most unusual hands-on experience.
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Ireland's Premier family pet farm
Kennedy’s Pet Farm Glenflesk, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
This all-weather pet farm & playground is perfect for a family day out. The Irish Tourist Board approved pet farm is conveniently located just 5 miles from Killarney.
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outdoor fun for all ages
Kia Ora Mini Farm Courteencurragh, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
A hands on open farm where children get to interact with, hold and feed animals of the usual farmyard variety and some more exotic such as llamas, emus, alpacas, pot bellied pigs etc.
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Historic 1,000 acre Estate
Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden Kylemore, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Nestled in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore offers history, romance, nature and spirituality - making it the perfect day out for all the family.
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A Gardener's Paradise
Limerick Gardens Various locations in county Limerick, Ireland
Visit some of the County’s gardens, some of which have won national awards and featured in gardening magazines.
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The Park of the Privileged
Merrion Square Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Merrion Square has many associations with significant figures in Ireland’s political and cultural history. Former residents include Daniel O’Connell, Oscar Wilde and William Butler Yeats.
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With lots to see and do
Moher Hill Open Farm Cliffs of Moher Road, Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park is situated overlooking Liscannor Bay and is much more than a fun family filled day out.
Open Apr to Oct
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Georgian Garden Square
Mountjoy Square Mounty Square, Dublin 1, Ireland
Georgian Garden Square which has been the location of many historic meetings as well as the setting for films such as the award-winning film 'Once'.
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An oasis of calm and beauty
National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
The Botanic Gardens contain important collections of plant species and cultivars from all over the world.
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Tree lined avenues and grassland
Phoenix Park Parkgate Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
One of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within a European Capital City with large grassland areas and tree-lined avenues and home to a herd of Wild Fallow Deer.
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Medieval Town on Lough Derg
Portumna Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland
Portumna is a picturesque heritage town in the south-east of Co Galway, just west of where the River Shannon enters Lough Derg.
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an impressive semi-fortified house
Portumna Castle and Gardens Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland
Built before 1618 by Richard de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde, the castle became the main seat of the de Burgo family for over 200 years
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discover the wonders of this park
Secret Valley Wildlife Park Coolnacon, Clonroche, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Why not come and enjoy a day out in the sunny southeast and experience wildlife from around the world at Secret Valley Wildlife Park .
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once the worlds largest prison
Spike Island Carrig House, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
“Winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2017”. Discover Captains and Convicts, Rioters and Rebels and Sinners and Saints at Spike Island Cork.
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Victorian Public Park
St. Stephen’s Green Dublin 2, Ireland
Covering 9 hectares St. Stephen's Green has been maintained in the original Victorian layout, centred on a formal garden with plants providing spectacular colour from spring to autumn.
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Hidden gem in Dublin’s City Centre
The Iveagh Gardens Clonmel Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Unique collection of landscape features including a Cascade, Rustic Grottos, Maze, Rosarium, American Garden, Archery Grounds, Rockeries and Rooteries.
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Beautiful walled garden
Vandeleur Walled Garden and Visitor Centre Killimer Road, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
Vandeleur gives you a fascinating glimpse into the past, blended with a beautiful re-designed look for a new generation of garden lovers.
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Great Victorian House & Gardens
Wells House & Gardens Ballyedmond, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
With something for all generations Wells House and Gardens is the ideal choice for a day out!
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Great family fun
Westport House Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
There is something for everyone at Westport House: the beautiful historic Westport House, stunning grounds, the Pirate Adventure Park and the Birds of Prey centre.
Open March to December
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Exhilarating treetop adventure
Zipit Forest Adventures (Cork) Farran Forest Park, Farran, Co. Cork, Ireland  
Zipit Farran Park is a treetop high ropes course with a difference with 86 activities and over 800 metres of Ziplines for you to enjoy.
Open Feb to Nov
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Beautiful Old-World Garden
Altamont Gardens Bunclody Road, Tullow, Co. Carlow, Ireland
A large, beautiful, old-world garden. It is an enchanting blend of formal and informal gardens located on a 100 acre estate. Beautiful riverside walks.
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Exciting and fun for all the family
Carnfunnock Country Park Mid and East Antrim BC, Coast Road, Larne, Co. Antrim BT40 2QD, Northern Ireland
Whether it’s adventure or escape you’re looking for, there really is something for everyone at Carnfunnock as it offers a host of activities and onsite facilities.
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A re-creation of celtic ireland
Craggaunowen – The Living Past Experience Craggaunowen, County Clare, Ireland
Experience Ireland’s original award winning Pre-historic Park. Explore the roots of the people, homesteads, animals and artifacts of over 1,000 years ago.
Open Daily Apr to Sept
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JFK Memorial Park and Arboretum
JFK Memorial Park and Arboretum New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States who was tragically assassinated in 1963.
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Stunning family home and gardens
Mount Stewart Newtownards, Co. Down, BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
Mount Stewart is an exceptional example of an Irish demesne, a beautiful and productive estate, with farmland, woodland, orchards and a walled garden providing for the 'big house'.
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A story of Irish emigration
Ulster American Folk Park 2 Mellon Road, Castletown, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
Recreating a time when local crafts and tradespeople played a vital part in manufacturing and delivering the goods and services that were needed.
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A museum of two parts
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum 153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, Co. Down, BT18 0EU, Northern Ireland
A museum of two parts. The first is an experience of life from over 100 years ago and the second is one of the most comprehensive transport collections in Europe.
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