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Address: | Rathdrum, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 404 46111
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Autumn blaze of colour

This is one of the best places to admire the autumn leaves as it is a very tranquil place and holds poignant associations in terms of national history. The signage has sadly not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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86 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is one of the best places to admire the autumn leaves as it is a very tranquil place and holds poignant associations in terms of national history. The signage has sadly not been maintained so the cairn had is sign missing. The river walk and sightings of yellow wagtail is very peaceful. The parking machine requires you to get... More 

1 Thank M L
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

You could spend hours in this park it's so big and lovely. The paths are just about passable with a buggy but you need two people and a decent buggy. We went down to the river and back up again. Food in the house was cheap and cheerful. We didn't pay into the house.

Thank Lorrainbow
La Oliva, Spain
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108 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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 

Thank Island-Seeker0
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

3 Thank garrethmcd
Northern Ireland
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

Thank Manuel6b
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Sinead C
Dublin, Ireland
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133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

Thank rodCork
Wexford Ireland
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 

Thank joanjohn26
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Ailish H
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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