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Killruddery

House & Gardens

Conveniently located on the outskirts of the capital where Dublin meets Wicklow, a visit to Kilruddery is your opportunity to discover something new in the midst of the city.

Nature has never been more relaxing than with leisurely walks in one of Ireland's most renowned gardens filled with beautiful planting and wooded areas, water features and distinctive outdoor "rooms". If you wish to visit The Orangery, you will get to see a collection of marble statues brought back from a Grand Tour of Italy from 1830-1850. You can stop by the Tea Room to enjoy some tea and cakes while looking over the gardens or take your food and picnic in the gardens.

Kilruddery has been home to the Brabazon family since 1618.  Since then, the family has still been farming 750 acres of land as they did generations ago. In 1830, Brabazons built a walled garden that would later lead to the Walled Garden Project in 2011. Today, the produce that is grown inside this garden is what supplies the Tearooms with vegetables, salads, herbs and fruits as per the Seasons from April to October.

To learn more about the history of the house and the family that lived in it, you can take a guided tour. 

Opening Hours:

April: Weekends only, 9.30am - 6pm
May to September: 
Daily 9.30am - 6pm
October: 
Weekends only, 9.30am - 6pm

The Gardens are open 9.30am – 6pm, last entries 5pm  
The Tea Room is open 10.30 – 5.30 pm, last orders at 5:15pm.

Guided House tours are available from:
September: Monday – Thursday at 1 & 3pm and Saturday & Sunday at 1,2, & 3pm.
April and October: Saturday & Sunday at 1,2,3pm.

Tour availability is subject to change based on the other events occurring on the grounds. For more information, you can visit the website here.

Kilruddery is host to several events throughout the year. Some of the year-round activities include yoga, painting, hiking, and a Farm Market every Saturday from 10am to 3pm. A programme of their events is available on their website. Please also visit their website if you wish to buy tickets. 

Prices:

  • Garden Entrance Adult: €7.50
  • Garden Entrance with Guided House Tour Adult: €14
  • Concession Garden Entrance Adult: €6.50
  • Concession Garden Entrance with Guided House Tour Adult: €12
  • Garden Entrance Children under 12:  €2.00
  • Garden Entrance & House tour Children: €4.50
  • Children under 4 are free.

 

Getting there:

The Beacon Hotel is located just a 15 minutes drive from the Kilruddery House and Gardens, making a visit to the gardens a perfect day trip during your stay. The Beacon will serve as the perfect base for you to explore the beautiful attractions both outside and within the city centre. Some of the most beautiful gardens, incredible houses and mansions, and quaint seaside towns are not far away from The Beacon. With our secure underground car-parking facilities, travelling to and from the city centre couldn't be more convenient.

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