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Curraghmore House and Gardens

Ireland
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Type: Historic Sites
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- Jul 1, 2014
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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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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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Dublin
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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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clane
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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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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

In 2005 my husband and I had the pleasure of touring Curraghmore. We were shown around by Basil, the butler. It's a lovely place, very historic. In 2008 I returned with a group of friends. I wrote a letter in advance of our visit which was answered personally by the Marquess of Waterford. When we arrived Basil showed us around,... More

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