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Heritage & Gardens

Heritage & Gardens

Houses & Gardens

Lismore Castle & Gardens
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Lismore Castle is a historic Castle situated in front of the River Blackwater the gardens of Lismore castle are absolutly stunning with the oldest surronded by a 17th century walled garden and the second is a later 19th century style garden providing a contrast of ol and new.

Mount Congreve House & Gardens
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Mount Congreve is a massive 100 acre garden hugging the River Suir and surronding the grand main house. This magical garden is the life work Ambrose Congreve and is truly something to behold.

Curraghmore House & Garden
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Curraghmore House & Garden is a grand estate that has housed Marquis of Waterford since 1170 and is the largest private demesne in Ireland at 2,500 acres. Due to the age of the etsate it has many attractions of varying ages such as large statues and kingly bridgies (Literally) just to name a few.

Fairbrook House Garden
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Fairbrook House is a venue of many talents being both a walled garden, Museum and art exhibition all in one! The gardens have a lot to offer with lily ponds, Patio areas and even a north african themed corner. The gardens cover a 2.5 acre area just of the River Dawn and have many ruins and points of interest.

Tourin House & Garden
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Tourin House and its Gardens are located on a 5 acre patch of land along the River Blackwater. The house itself dates back to 1840 and has a walled garden and many woodland walks or trails along the river. The site also offers views of a a 16th centuary tower and duck ponds for those into bird watching.

Dromana House & Garden
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Dromana House and its Gardens are situated along the River Blackwater, the site covers 22 acres and has been occupied for over 500 years by various families. The location has man uniquew features such as long river side walks and a 17th century fortification/boathouse.

Cappoquin House & Garden
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Cappoquin House and its Gardens are situated oiver 5 acres of land and have been occupied by the same family for over 300 years! The house itself is a 18th century georgian style mansion standing sentry over the bend of the River Blackwater. The gardens are a mix of formal and informal and has a varied collections of species overlooking the river.

Historic Sites

Dungarvan Castle
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A early 13th Century Anglo-Norman castle with various newer aditions on the inside such as the main building, this historic site is a great visit for any history buffs.

Museums

Waterford County Museum
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The Waterford County Museum offers a great insight into the history of Waterford and its people as well as wider Irish history. The museum is run by local people leaving it with a very personal connection.

Waterford Medieval Museum
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Waterfords Medieval Museum is Irelands only dedicated medieval museum and even has two medieval chambers as part of its structure. The museum offers a great insight into an often forgotten part of Irish history.