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Address: | Rathdrum, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 404 46111
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A house full of history .

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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County Meath
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County Meath
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18 reviews 18 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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47 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lovely house with great history. However, had to pay €5 (in change) to get into carpark. 3 other cars left as they didn't have change. Reduce charge to €2 - people may have that amount in change. There is also a charge into house. Enjoyed visit to house and dvd. Books on sale also. Would suggest you have small booklets... More 

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Worth a trip... however perhpas the organisation should spend more money on advertising then you wouldn't need to pay so much for the car parking and then have the additional fee of the house also. The staff on site seemed very knowledgeable, perhaps they should organise someone to give a guided tour. Remember before you visit make sure you have... More 

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