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Russborough House

Wicklow, Ireland
045/865239
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Wicklow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
Description: A beautifully refurnished 18th century mansion housing the world-famous Albert Beit collection of art.
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We did not take a tour of this house, but the grounds were stunning. Excellent selection of crafters and artists working on site. There are adorable playgrounds for the kids. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Really nice place to visit. The highlight for the whole family was the sheepdog demonstration. Just fascinating! And very nicely presented by a local farmer with lots of interesting information.

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a wonderful step back into history! A beautiful house and an example of one so well preserved. Despite the fact that these grand mansions are associated with many of the discredited Anglo-Irish landlord class, it must be recognised that most of the craftsmen were Irish people and, in a way, these houses are a testament to their talents and... More

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a great place to stop on the way between Dublin and the South of Ireland. Beautiful old house and grounds with terrific artwork on display, and a great outdoor Maze. But the hit of our visit (and probably our entire trip to Ireland) was the Sheep Herding demonstration. Michael Crowe and his border collies perform quite a show,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Russborough House is a little outside Dublin, but well worth the trip. If you go, be sure to go to the sheep dog demonstration. Even if you know next to nothing about sheep or dogs, you will find this fascinating. Trainer is a farmer who has been training dogs for 30 years. He is entertaining, funny but above all, totally... More

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Lubbecke, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lovely House and garden, amusing guided tour, interesting views over some modern art sculptures into the landscape, but the best of all.... was the sheep dog presentation! A sympathic shepherd showed his astonishing work with two Dogs and 10 sheep of different kinds. As owner of two dogs, we have never seen something like this before.

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Waterford, Ireland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Coming from the waterford direction it is hard to find this Co Wicklow attraction, but it was worth the effort especially to see the Summer Sculpture, especially the contemporary items on the front lawn. There is so much to see and do here: tour the house, have fun in the maze and explore the various walks and then have a... More

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Dublin - Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My toddler loved the playground, my 10 year old loved the maze. Nice wild walk. Local artisans on site.

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Waterford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

well worth taking the tour, very informative and interesting with some great interactive media. Great Craft Hat shop in the courtyard to the side of the house.

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Northern Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great art work. Much of interior and furniture original. Really interesting photographs and 3 D images. Beautiful gardens. Nice gift shop and yummy coffee shop

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