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Avondale House & Forest Park
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Avondale House is the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891) - one of the greatest political leaders of Irish history.

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 is set in a magnificent forest park of over 500 acres with tree trails and walks ranging in duration from one to five hours. Other facilities include a licensed cafe, book shop, picnic areas, children’s play area, three orienteering courses and large car/coach park.

Highlights include:
  • Beautiful Georgian architecture, fine plasterwork and authentic furnishings
  • Discover the history of Charles Stewart Parnell, one of the greatest political leaders of Irish history
  • A specially commissioned audio visual presentation
  • A magnificent 500 acre forest park with tree trails and walks
  • Three orienteering courses, café, shop and kids’ play area

Visitor Information

Avondale Forest Park is open all year round. Avondale House and Café will be opened Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from June to August, 2017.

Contact Details

Avondale House & Forest Park,
Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow  

T: +353 (0) 404 461 11

Closed: House closed September to May

Last admission: 45 minutes before closing 

Approx. visit duration: 1 to 5 hours (visitor's choice)


Admission Prices 2017

Adult: €7.00
Senior (aged 65+): €6.50
Student (with valid ID): €6.50
Child (aged 5-16): €4.50
Toddlers: (aged 0-4): Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children): €20.00


Other Useful Information

Information guide available in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Japanese and Danish. 

Café serving snacks and light lunches. The café/house is open during June, July and August 2017.Picnic area on-site.

Shop selling books, posters and postcards. 

Car and coach parking free on-site. 

Partially accessible (limited to ground floor) with accessible toilet.

Group rates available on request. 

Map Location

Located 1.6km from Rathdrum on the L2149 road (off the R752/N11 roads).

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