Kildare Country Houses and Gardens

by mariocorrigan on June 8, 2006

List supplied by Liam Kenny
 
Kildare

Celbridge Lodge
Celbridge, Co Kildare
Henry McDowell
Tel: 01-6288347
Open: April 1-16, May 1-31, June 5-30, daily, Sept 1-10, 1pm-5pm. At other times by appointment.
Fee: Full €6, Concession €3
 
Coolcarrigan House & Garden
Coolcarrigan, Coill Dubh, Naas, Co Kildare
Robert Wilson-Wright
Tel: 045-863524

Open: April 14-23, May 8-28, Aug 14-Sept 3, Oct 2-8, daily, 9am-1pm.
Fee: Adult €8, OAPs €5
 
Farmersvale House
Badgerhill, Kill, Co Kildare
Patricia Orr
Tel: 086-2552661
Open: Jan 13-Feb 1, May 1-31, June 8-16, daily, 9.30am-1.30pm
Fee: Full €6, Concession €3
 
Furness
Naas, Co Kildare
Patrick Guinness
Tel: 045-879463

Open: April 11-June 9, daily, 10am-2pm
Fee: €5
 
The Glebe House
Carnalway, Kilcullen, Co Kildare
Simon & Ciara Durham
Tel: 045-481197
Open: Feb 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 & 28, March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 29 & 30, May 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28 & 30, June 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29, Sept 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28, Oct 3, 10 & 17, 10am-2pm
Fee: Free
 
Griesemount
Ballitore, Co Kildare
Carolyn Ashe
Tel: 086-8308676
(Guest House)
Open: All year except Christmas
 
Harristown House
Brannockstown, Co Kildare
Noëlla Beaumont
Tel: 045-483614
Open: Jan 30-Feb 24, 2pm-6pm except Wed, 9am-1pm, May 1-June 9, Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 2pm-6pm, Wed, Sat & Sun, 9am-1pm
Fee: Full €6, Concession €3
 
Kildrought House
Celbridge (Village), Co Kildare
June Stuart
Tel: 01-6271206, 087-6168651
Open: Jan 16-Feb 4, July 3-Aug 11, daily, 10am-2pm, Last tour 12.30pm
Fee: Full €6, Concession €3, small groups by arrangement
 
Leixlip Castle
Leixlip, Co Kildare
Desmond Guinness or Fionn Burke
Tel: 01-6244430/6246873
Open: March 1-3, 6-10, 13-16, 20-24, 27 & 28, Mon-Fri, May 2-28, 30 & 31, Sept 18-29, daily, 9am-1pm
Fee: €8, Concession €4, (guided tour and guide book provided)
 
Moone Abbey House & Tower
Moone, Co Kildare
Countess Jenifer Matuschka
Tel: 059-8624131
Open: May 1-31 & Sept 1-30, daily, 12noon-4pm
Fee: Full €5, Concession €2
 
Moyglare Glebe
Maynooth, Co Kildare
Martin Hayden
Tel: 01-8722238
Open: June 1-July 31, daily, 8am-12noon
Fee: €10, Concession €6
 
Steam Museum/Lodge Park Heritage Centre
Lodge Park, Straffan, Co Kildare
Robert C Guinness
Tel: 01-6288412


From our Correspondent in America!! Liam Kenny has sent a list of houses/gardens in Co. Kildare which are open for visitors under the relief scheme for heritage properties. It is not an easy list to source and contains a few lesser known properties which might make interesting destinations for local historians over the days of summer.

 

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