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Visitor Gardens near Kinnitty

Birr Castle Gardens

 

The Gardens at Birr Castle have a rich history attached to them. They were originally landscaped around the lake in the 18th century by Sir William Parsons, and over the generations of the Parsons family have gathered an amazing collection of rare plants on their travels around the world. The award winning fomal gardens set among the 50 hectacres proudly boast the world’s tallest box hedges as well as rare trees and  plants as well as wonderful  and walks along peaceful rivers and lake rivers lake.

 

Further details https://birrcastle.com/gardens/

Emo Court Gardens

 

Emo Court is a stunning estate rich in history and natural beauty. With parklands open 365 days a year, the gardens are wonderful at any time of year. Enjoy the mile-long Wellingtonia Avenue, flanked by giant Sequoia trees planted in 1853, wander among the elegant yews and statuary of the formal lawns, or take in the Lakeside Loop. Keep an eye out for Irish red squirrels, which are native to the estate, and rare birds including buzzards and egrets.

 

Further details www.emocourt.ie

Gash Gardens

 

Gash Gardens near Castletown Co Laois were established over 25 years ago. The gardens have evolved from a farm paddock where cows once grazed into a plantsperson’s oasis that now covers an area of approximately 4 acres.  These well kept gardens progress through 3 distinct areas: a semi-formal gravel garden where rambling pathways lead through billowing displays of flower and foliage, a lawn area punctuated with colourful herbaceous borders and fine specimen trees, and a looped riverside walk where nature abounds.

 

Further details www.gashgardens.ie

Heywood Gardens

 

The enchanting eighteenth-century landscaped gardens at Heywood , near Ballinakill, County Laois, consists of gardens, lakes, woodland and some exciting architectural features. The park is set into a sweeping hillside. The formal gardens which are the centrepiece of the property  were designed by  the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

 

Further details https://heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/heywood-gardens/

Clonohill Gardens

 

Clonohill Gardens are set at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains near Coolrain   The gardens are the spledid creation of floral artist Enda Thompson. On a one acre site the gardens  have been designed and developed to enhance the existing landscape, and featre many interesting and unusual plants with many mature trees providing a shady home for woodland treasures. Laois angling centre is also located on the same site.

 

Further details www.laoisanglingcentre.ie

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  • star rating  My husband and I loved our stay at the Ardmore. Chris was an amazing hostess! She greeted us warmly and had a fire waiting for us in the sitting room.... read more

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    7 April 2022

    star rating  Stayed for 2 nights. Chris was very welcoming and runs a beautiful B&B. The room was really lovely and breakfast was delicious. Kinnitty is a lovely quiet town and loads... read more

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    30 July 2021

    star rating  We stayed but one night and wished we had had longer. Christina is the ultimate as a warm and welcoming hostess. From welcoming us upon our arrival with tea and... read more

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    27 October 2019
  • star rating  Fabulous spot in the heart of Kinnitty. Loved our bright spacious and comfortable bedroom. Chris is a first class host with lots of tips and info on walks and sights... read more

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    25 July 2021

    star rating  House was lovely. Very clean and beautifully restored. However, the host was a bit cranky. From our first interaction with unnecessary comments about the luggage to knocking on our door... read more

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    16 July 2022

    star rating  Myself and 2 friends stayed 6 days in this lovely home. We were impressed the moment we arrived. Our room was roomy, even with 3 beds, lovely antiques, beds and... read more

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    29 September 2019
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    2 October 2022

    star rating  Beautiful house with all the facilities required for a one-night stay. Christine was such a lovely host and provided great recommendations. Also provided us with tea and cake on arrival.... read more

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    3 August 2022

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    30 August 2021
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    23 October 2019

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    26 October 2019

    star rating  I stayed here overnight for an adventure race in the village. I had a warm Irish welcome on arrival with a cup of tea and a wee cake. ... read more

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    20 August 2019
  • star rating  This was our fourth and final B & B and by far the best! Chris is the definition of a hostess. She welcomes you into her home and offers you... read more

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    25 October 2019

    star rating  Recently stayed with Chris in her beautiful b&b while attending a nearby wedding. So friendly & accommodating. House and rooms were beautiful, bed very comfortable and water pressure in shower... read more

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    1 August 2022

    star rating  We stayed here for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Chris was a fantastic host, offering us tea and homemade scones on arrival. She went above... read more

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    7 June 2021
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