Killruddery House & Gardens is one of Ireland's hidden gems and why we thought it deserved Top 100 status. It was a Saturday in October when I visited Killruddery and the farmers market was alive and kicking and bustling with all of its visitors. The sun was shining and although it wasn't that warm, everyone all had smiles on their faces. There is so much to do here and the farmers market is just something that happens on a Saturday. You can take a very historic tour around the house and gardens or just the gardens if you so wish. One of the biggest things that struck me here was how very possible it was to bump into either Lord Ardee or his lovely young family, which goes to prove this is a lived in house which adds to the warm atmosphere here at Killruddery. Oh and the coffee is great here too!
Killruddery House & Garden
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 Garden is open on weekends in April and October and 7 days a week from May to September, from 9.30 am to 6 pm with late night opening on Thursday until 10pm. Last admission is an hour before closing time and last orders in the Tea Room are half an hour before closing.
Keep up to date by joining our mailing list and follow us on Facebook. The annual programme of events has everything from Falconry to Bees, the Dawn Chorus to outdoor concerts, picnic and kids events plus the launch of the Walled Garden. You're spoilt for choice with lots to do for Mums, Dads and Kids. And anyone with a love of the outdoors will find lots to enjoy.