The Gardens

The spectacular ornamental grounds and gardens surrounding the 19th century castle were designed by Daniel Robertson who is famed for the gardens at Powerscourt in Co. Wicklow.

Stroll through the grounds with over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. Relax by the castle lakeside with its Gothic towers, waterfalls and statues. Enjoy a picnic in the sunken Italian garden or museum courtyard. Watch the peacocks strut by and display their finery. View the ruins of Rathlannon Castle. And while you’re there, don’t forget to allow some time to visit the fascinating Irish Agricultural Museum!

Opening Hours

Daily:
9am-5.30pm
(to 4.30pm Nov-Feb)
(to 6.30pm July & Aug)

Irish Agricultural Museum

The exhibitions in the museum have been designed to display and explore a history of Irish agricultural life from the turn of the 19th century until the mid-20th century.

Staged over two floors and occupying 1,600 square metres, the galleries offer something for everyone and cover all aspects of farming life from transport and farm machinery to farm crafts and furniture.

www.irishagrimuseum.ie

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday
9am-5pm
(to 4pm Nov-Feb)
(to 6pm July & Aug)

Weekends & Bank Holidays
11am-5pm
(to 4pm Nov-Feb)
(to 6pm July & Aug)

Peacock Tea Room

Open all year round, serving a range of speciality coffees and other hot drinks, the tea room provides a warm and welcoming environment for refreshment.

As well as a delicious range of cakes, pastries and desserts, we also offer a selection of sandwiches, quiche, lasagne and soups, plus daily specials. If you’re out walking the gardens during the winter, why not call in and warm up with a hot drink by our wood burning stove.

Peacock Tea Room – Opening Hours

Monday-Friday
9am-5pm
(to 4pm Nov-Feb)
(to 6pm July & Aug)

Weekends & Bank Holidays
11am-5pm
(to 4pm Nov-Feb)
(to 6pm July & Aug)