Killruddery House and Gardens, County Wicklow

Killruddery House and Gardens, County Wicklow

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Often described as a wonderful place to escape for a great day out, Killruddery has been home to the Brabazon Family (the Earls of Meath) since 1618. Conveniently located on the outskirts of the capital where Dublin meets Wicklow, here’s your opportunity to discover a hidden gem in our midst. There’s so much to see and explore.
Nature has never been more relaxing with leisurely walks in one of Ireland’s most renowned gardens, filled with beautiful planting and wooded areas, water features and distinctive outdoor “rooms”. Delightful Tea Rooms and guided tours of one of Ireland’s Great Historic Houses are just some of the other treats on offer.
 
Killruddery House is one of the most successful EIizabethan-Revival mansions in Ireland. In the 1820’s the 10th Earl engaged the fashionable architects of the day – Richard Morrison and his son William – to remodel Killruddery. In the 1950’s the house was greatly reduced to its present day proportions, but much of the Morrison’s design and architecture still remain.
 
The Estate is a popular location for many well known movies and TV mini-series including My Left Foot, Far & Away, Angela’s Ashes, The Tudors and Camelot.
 
The Gardens at Killruddery are the oldest in Ireland still surviving in their original 17th century unique style together with 18th and 19th century additions. They were designed for the entertainment of a large number of people and therefore the scale is comparable tothat of a park and should be regarded as mainly the work of the 4th and 6th Earls. A French Landscape architect named Bonet, a pupil of Le Notre, was known to have been employed by the Earl of Meath in 1682.

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