Wicklow – Killruddery House And Gardens

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Killruddery House And Gardens

Killruddery often described as a wonderful place to escape for a great family day out. 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.

Killruddery House

Home to the Brabazon Family (the Earls of Meath) since 1618 Killruddery House is the most successful Elizabethan-Revival mansion in Ireland and also one of the earliest. In the 1820s the 10th Earl engaged the fashionable architects of the day – Richard Morrison and his son William – to remodel Killruddery. In the 1950s the house was greatly reduced to its present day proportions, but much of the Morrisons’ design and architecture still remain.

Killruddery Garden

The Gardens are the oldest in Ireland still surviving in their original 17th century unique style together with 18th and 19th century additions. The Gardens were designed for the entertainment of a large number of people and therefore the scale is comparable to that of a park. The Gardens should be regarded as mainly the work of the 4th and 6th Earls. A French Landscape architect named Bonet, a pupil of Le Notre, was known to have been employed by the Earl of Meath in 1682.

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  • The Gardens contain many water features and it is vitally important that visiting children are supervised at all times.
  • The Management takes no responsibility for loss or damage to visitors’ vehicles or personal effects.
  • They reserves the right to refuse entry or to ask visitors to leave if a nuisance is caused.

Killruddery Garden Café

The newly open cafe will be serving Killruddery freshly made Cream Tea and Cakes, Kitchen garden Soup and on occasions Killruddery BBQ to all our customers.
The Garden Café is located within the gardens, which requires an entrance ticket. It reopens for weekends in April and daily from 1 May to the 30 September 12.30 – 17.00

Killruddery Events

Killruddery House and Garden hosts weddings, corporate events and private parties. Hosting an event in Killruddery is a real experience.

Killruddery also run family events and kids workshops through out the year.

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Garden And House Opening Times

Gardens and House

  • April – Weekends only, 9.30am – 6pm
  • May to September – Daily 9.30am – 6pm
  • October – Weekends only, 9.30am – 6pm

Access to the house by guided tour only. Guided tours of the house, available in July, August & September daily, 1pm – 4pm or by appointment for groups throughout the year

Garden And House Admission

Gardens Only Admission

  • Adult – €6.50
  • Concession –   €5.50
  • Children under 12 – €2
  • Children under 4 are free
  • Gorups – 20 or more €5 per person

Killruddery Garden And House Directions

Killruddery is situated 20 kms south of Dublin, just beyond Bray in Co. Wicklow. Take the M50 southbound onto the N11 then take Exit 7, the Bray/Greystones exit and follow signs to Greystones. We are on the right near the end of the Southern Cross road leading from the N11 to the Greystones Rd.

(Sat-Nav 53.184907, -6.102392)



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