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Curraghmore House is now inhabited by Lord and Lady Waterford, the house remains in private hands but being as special as it is, the family have opened it up to the public for tours.
The castle tower, first built by the La Poers in the 12th century, has since been encased by a Victorian mansion, a building you will not see the like of anywhere else.
Hidden in the shrubbery not far from the main house is the unique shellhouse. Catherine Countess of Tyrone made this marvel with her own hands in 1754. The walls are adorned with lucent seashells from all around the world. This shellhouse is one of a kind and should be on top of everybody's list of places to visit in Ireland.
- Curraghmore has been described as a LIVING MUSEUM
- One of Irelands hidden gems
- A beautiful family home
- Irelands largest private estate
- A unique Shellhouse
- An abundance of walks and wildlife
May, June, July, August & September
Wednesday to Sunday 12:30 to 16:30
May, June, July, August & September - Guided tours
Wednesday - Saturday at 11:00 and 14:00
Sunday 11:00 and 16:00
Closed end of September to May
Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Approx. visit duration: 2 - 2 Hours 30 minutes
Senior (aged 65+): €15.00
Student (with valid ID): €10.00
Child (under 12): Free
Other Useful Information
Leaflets and site-map available in English
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Tearooms on site.
Locally made products available to purchase from Tearooms
Free car parking and coach parking on-site.
The House & Gardens are partially wheelchair accessible.
Guided tours available on request.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
- Certificate of excellence 2017 from Tripadvisor
- Certificate of excellence 2018 from Tripadvisor
Curraghmore House & Gardens is:
20km from Waterford city.
55km from Kilkenny.
120 km from Cork city.
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