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.
- 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
Open Easter to October 31
Easter - May & September - October
Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holidays 11:00 - 16:00
June - August
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Avondale House & Forest Park,
Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
T: +353 (0) 404 461 11
Closed: November to Easter
Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Approx. visit duration: 1 to 5 hours (visitor's choice)
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.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Café serving snacks and light lunches. Picnic area on-site.
Shop selling books, posters and postcards.
Car and coach parking on-site. Cost is €5.00 per car (coins only).
Partially accessible (limited to ground floor) with accessible toilet.
Group rates available on request.
Located 1.6km from Rathdrum on the L2149 road (off the R752/N11 roads).Avondale House & Forest Park Nearby Attractions
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