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

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