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What an experience!I found Curraghmore with a little difficulty as it is poorly signed but the small amount of trouble was very well worth it. I was the only visitor for the 2pm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Sean002
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What an experience!I found Curraghmore with a little difficulty as it is poorly signed but the small amount of trouble was very well worth it. I was the only visitor for the 2pm slot and so had the wonderful experience of being given a one to one by Basil the 5 star guide! Basil was the Butler at the house... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visted this beautiful estate and historic house with a group of work friends. Basil is an amazing guide and entertaining as well as informative. The house is a working house so not your typical museum type tour and all the more facinating for it. The family history is brought to life by Basil with great flair and storytelling. The shell... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this stunning estate today and felt privileged to be able to wander around this newly opened to the public garden. Basil the wonderful friendly "butler"/tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made us feel right at home. He even gave our 2 year old bread to feed to the Ducks. We also got a tour of the Shell... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My brother and sister and I visited Curraghmore today, 31/03/15. On our arrival we were greeted by our very friendly guide. Although we are from Kilmacthomas, not too far away, I hadn't heard much about Curraghmore House, until my partner visited with his college group and returned to tell me all about it. I couldn't wait to visit the house... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited Curraghmore House & Gardens on 19 March 2015. On our arrival, we were greeted (and thoroughly investigated) by Lady Waterford's teckel hound, Hector! We fell in love with him, and his breed, immediately!! The House & Gardens are undoubtedly impressive - not only as they currently stand (which is impressive enough) - but one can easily imagine the... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The house is such a breathtaking sight as you drive down the long driveway, while thousands of pheasants scatter all around you, you take in the entrance and the lovely stag presiding over the courtyard, taken from the family's coat of arms. Basil the former butler to Lord Waterford, who still resides at the house, comes out to meet you... More 

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Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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