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Address: | Rathdrum, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 404 46111
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History and nature in one visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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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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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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Kilkenny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This review is about the Avonmore river walk from Rathdrum village to Avondale house. A beautiful scenic, peaceful walk filled with flora & fauna. Lots of wildlife on & off the river. It takes about 45 minutes.

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Gorey, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The grounds of Avondale are undeniably lovely but on a recent trip my children and I found the amenities sadly lacking. the Parnell house looks tired and needs a lick of paint, the cafe is drab and the toilets were a disgrace. the woodland train was very expensive for what was offered and the indoor market a bit pointless. The... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We went with our grandchildren to visit Santa and the Forest Train. It was a terrific experience for our young grandchildren and Santa was the most natural and friendly Santa we have ever come across. The kids found it magical. Only two small criticisms----Don't go to the first train of the day as we found they were still setting up... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We live nearby but finally went to visit. Car parking 5e needs coins and you have to get out of the car to feed the machine. There is an additional fee to enter the house. Great walks - although it would help hugely if the trails were marked better or they provided trail maps. We finished in the cafe which... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I always went there as a child so it's very nostalgic for me. If going with children note that the signposts for the walks can be a little confusing!! I met another couple who were also lost. On the plus side the people in the cafe were so friendly and nice. It's very family friendly.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The house itself can be looked over in ten minutes or so , nothing great to see. The grounds are fantastic for a walk. Especially if you go down the steps at the back of the house which eventually leads to a river. Its a good hike down and even more so on the way back up but its worth... More 

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Address: Address: | Rathdrum, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 404 46111
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow

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