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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
Borrego Springs, California
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We had a nice visit to the gardens. We were the only ones there when we visited. We enjoyed seeing the unusual trees and plantings; some of the trees are immense. A great place to visit for the tree enthusiast. Nice trails wind around the property. The seven euro fee seems steep for what is there, although the potential seems... More 

Thank Susan L
Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Wild, spectacular,dramatic and very impressive.Was like stepping back in time walking in a tropical forest where one might see the odd prehistoric animal but alas all we saw were deer and the occasional red squirrel.

1 Thank Maureen O
Memphis TN
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

The walk along the shore was nice but the rest was just OK. I think it is overpriced for what you get. I think you can get better walks along the shore through free walks instead.

1 Thank TNtraveler2000
Limerick, Ireland
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261 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank Loo99car
Borrego Springs, California
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank SunHope
Limerick, Ireland
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149 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 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 

3 Thank Ann Marie K
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank Sean O
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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.

1 Thank Conribution
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85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 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 

3 Thank irishcruisefanatic
Roscrea, Ireland
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank Jenny M

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