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Excellent historical house tour

Avondale is a must visit for anyone with a particular interest in Irish history as it was the birthplace of Charles Stewart Parnell. While the house itself is not the grandest of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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La Oliva, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our iit to Avondale. Even if Irish history isn't your thing, quite apart from the Parnell side of things this is a charming Georgian country house and it's unusual to get to see inside one as 'pocket sized' as this one. The 2 young guys on the front desk do things their own (quirky) way and made for... More 

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Leitrim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The first thing to say about Avondale, which merits a full rating demotion of its own right, is the ridiculous parking system. You have to have exactly €5 in change before you can get into the car park. If you don't, you have to drive back to the village of Rathdrum to get change. Beyond that, Avondale is like every... More 

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Self guided tour of the house was fine. Lots of nature walks around. Need specific change to get into the car park.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Avondale is a must visit for anyone with a particular interest in Irish history as it was the birthplace of Charles Stewart Parnell. While the house itself is not the grandest of stately homes, the history, and guide, make it a fascinating visit. Admission to the house is 7 Euro. This includes a 25 minute DVD about the house and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Plenty parking for the visit. € 5.00 & you can stay as long as you like , great value ! Went to the House first, met a very nice friendly gentleman who gave us all the info re visit. We first went to see the film telling us about the history of the House & its people, would recommend to... More 

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Wexford Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Hi, myself and my wife Joan recently visited Avondale House and Forest Park the home of former Irish British Parliamentarian Charles Stewart Parnell. After an absence of some years we were once more enthralled by the majestic beauty and the overwhelming sense of peace that permeates the entire area, It provides a great picnic area and the River Walks are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I had heard good things about Avondale house and decided I'd drive there from Dublin - I was sorely disappointed. When we got there we had to pay 5 quid to park, which I thought was a bit steep. As we walked up to the house, we find out that it's €7 to get a tour of the house, now... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A worthwhile scenic drive and enjoyable day out. The house where Charles Stewart Parnell was born is an interesting look back into Irish history. There is an excellent short film after which the guide takes you through the house describing the architecture and history of the building. The house is set in a large Coilte owned forest where one can... More 

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County Meath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

To get into the grounds of Avondale House you have to pay €5. to park your car . Then to get into the house you have to pay €7 each .The visit to the house was something I always to do , But I do think it's overpriced . However the place is full of history and exhibits on display... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My fiancé and I went here a few weekends ago for a picnic and a walk and it was wonderful. The gardens and forest area are really well maintained and there are some really great walks available. Only €5 to park for the day and we enjoyed our picnic on a lovely shaded bench. I would highly recommend for anyone... More 

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