Avondale House and Forest Park, County Wicklow

Avondale House and Forest Park, County Wicklow

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Avondale House, the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891) one of the greatest political leaders of Irish history. Set in a magnificent forest park of over 500 acres with tree trails and walks ranging in duration from one to five hours. This beautiful Georgian House designed by James Wyatt and built in 1777 contains fine plasterwork and many original pieces of furniture. The American Room is dedicated to Admiral Charles Stewart - Parnell’s American grandfather who manned the USS Constitution during the 1812 war. Visitors are introduced to this wonderful historical house by a specially commissioned audio visual presentation.
 
Avondale House and Forest Park has much to offer the visitor, whether their interest is Charles Stewart Parnell – “The Uncrowned King of Ireland” , the development of forestry in Ireland and the extensive collection of trees and shrubs in this 214 hectares estate from around the globe , the long open sweep of The Great Ride to the towering conifers on the banks of the Avonmore River.
 
Avondale House was built in 1777 for Samuel Hayes, a barrister but whose passion for trees led him to write his first book on Irish Forestry.
 
The House passed to the Parnell’s in 1795, and on the 27th June, 1846 when Ireland was in the grip of famine Charles Stewart Parnell was born, he went on to become one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history.
The House features original plasterwork and furniture belonging to the Parnell family.

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