Parks And Gardens

Emo Court Laois

Emo Court was designed by the architect James Gandon in 1790 for the Earls of Portarlington and is a magnificent example of this neo-classical style.

Ilnacullin (Garnish Island)

Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, Ilnacullin is a small island of 15 hectares (37 acres) known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the…

Connemara National Park

Attractions include exhibitions, nature trails, audio-visual show. In addition there is a summer programme of walks, talks and special events for younger visitors.

Coole Park And Gardens

Coole Park, now a nature reserve, was the home of Lady Augusta Gregory, dramatist and co-founder with Edward Martyn and W.B. Yeats of the Abbey Theatre.

Pearse Museum

St. Enda’s Park One of Dublin city’s most charming and atmospheric parks, with its riverside walks, waterfall and walled garden.

Portumna Castle

The great semi-fortified house at Portumna was built before 1618 by Richard Burke or de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde.

Thoor Ballylee

Thoor Ballylee is well known as the summer home of the poet W.B. Yeats and as the setting of his poems, “The Winding Stair” and “The Tower”.

Parke’s Castle

A restored plantation caslte of the early seventeenth century, picturesquely situated on the shores of Lough Gill.