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Address: Lauragh, Kenmare Co Kerry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 64 6683588
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Pretty Gardens, but Need Some Tidying Up

In May, the huge rhododendrons were mostly in spectacular bloom. The Dereenie Houses are a fun addition since our last visit several years ago, although we only find 5 of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Borrego Springs, California
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Limerick, Ireland
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236 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Its €7 into a Honesty Box that was checked as soon as I started the walk,,,,while some the scenery is good...the "gardens" are a joke compared to Ewe Gardens or other Gardens as completely un kept with nothing of your €7 going back into them. Names on the trees are in Latin with nothing of the common names.,,,,, Spend your... More 

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Borrego Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

In May, the huge rhododendrons were mostly in spectacular bloom. The Dereenie Houses are a fun addition since our last visit several years ago, although we only find 5 of them. Beach areas could use trash pick up as many things seem to wash ashore.

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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very disappointed with this venue, paid 7 euro. which we put into an honesty box as per their instructions, didnt meet any member of staff or family to offer advice. we figured out we needed a map to find our way around and took off on our walk. the ponds where not kept and covered in algae. we saw no... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were really looking forward to visiting these famous gardens. We visited on one of the sunniest days of the summer. We were disappointed. The whole place looks run down and neglected. I recognise that it is very difficult to upkeep a place like this on the limited income generated from a relatively low number of annual visitors. The admission... More 

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The trails make for a nice walk to the water, there is a nice boat house. A bit too many flies and there isn't any coffee or tea or other refreshments for sale when you finish your walk. The views from the water front are excellent.

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Most disappointing! Admission at €7 is overpriced. You pay via honesty box! Gardens are in a bad state of disrepair with many areas overgrown and many trees fallen. Things that have novelty value or look interesting e.g. the Island are out of bounds! I could not help having the feeling of the owner's wanting high admission charges but being 'too... More 

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Roscrea, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

while on a visit to Kenmare we visited Derreen Gardens ,on arrival you put your money into a box on the wall At 7euro per head it was a bit expensive, what made up for this was the lovely views overlooking the gardens it was like looking over the rain forest, to see the old trees that had fallen over... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a huge, lush tropical garden with plants imported from around the world. After you park, there is an "honor system" payment box and a pamphlet for sale. There are many routes from which to choose, which meander through the grounds. The pamphlet was interesting and informative in providing details on the plant species. We especially liked the giant... More 

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Macroom, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Well worth a visit, near the beautiful town of Kenmare. Lovely walks and of course in June everything is in bloom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Even arriving here in the rain this place didn't dissapoint.. The ancient forest trees and large ferns make you feel that you have stepped back in time... Once owned by the viceroy of India there are many tropical plants and grand vista's.. I would love to visit here in the sunshine im sure it would be spectacular

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