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Curraghmore House and Gardens

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Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Aug 7, 2014
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a wonderful surprise - a big house, which is still lived in. It's a wonderful opportunity to see how the other 1% lived and live today. There's still a huntin/shootin/fishin class in existence. Basil is a wonderful guide - full of information about the house and family, and no sense of going through the motions or rushing you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Can't believe this place not advertised or not sign posted from even Portlaw village? It really is a beautiful place! Enjoyed the tour of house immensely! Would love to have seen more of it but I can understand that it is a private residence! Never seen anything like the shell house before! Well worth seeing!

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Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Visited the house, gardens and shell house. Breathtaking..........and Basil the tour guide (and retired butler of Lord Waterford) is fantastic and extremely knowledgeable of his subject. Will be recommending the tour to all my friends. Gráinne, Dunmore East

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Waterford, Ireland
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

we popped up to Curraghmore House and Garden in june to see the shell house and the garden we had an brillent tour of the shell house from a lovly south Africa gentleman (cant remember his name) and lord Waterford dog who followed us around the gardens its on my to do list to go for a tour of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

what an interesting place....cannot wait to see the house. our first visit was unplanned so we saw the gardens and shellhouse as we had our young boys with us. we were very impressed and basil is just brilliant as a tourguide....magic place. vicki t, donegal.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

While the house looks very interesting be aware that the opening hours will not allow access to the house. Its the tour times that count and these seem to be at 11.00 and 14.00 at the moment. If you get the times wrong there's little to see nearby (Portlaw is interesting architecturally but is a very quiet place)

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110 reviews 110 reviews
20 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

I had visited this house as a young teenager as part of an open day years ago. I remember being fascinated as a child so decided to make a return visit. The house is amazing and steeped with history, it is a real country house with drawing rooms, dining rooms etc. There are lots of amazing paintings, ornaments and bits... More

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Gorey, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We visited with a group recently and found Basil really informative, intelligent and brilliant with the children as well as adults. His wife was also very helpful and friendly. The house is beautiful and well worth a visit to see an historic gem set in Portlaw, which is little known. We had been promised a visit by The Marquis himself... More

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Ireland, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Visited Curraghmore Estate over the weekend with family. To be honest I never knew the place existed, we just happened upon it by chance. We arranged with Basil to visit on the Sunday & met him in the courtyard with other visitors to tour the house & gardens. The place is amazing from the gardens to the shellhouse & the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Visited Curraghmore House and Gardens with my wife and two sons aged 10 and 12. We rang on Friday and talked to Basil the butler and asked would the house be open on the Sunday to view. We organised for 10am Sunday morning and arrived just after 10. We were let into the estate by the Gate Keeper and proceed... More

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