We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Home of Charles Parnell

Unfortunately the house and museum were closed when we visited for refurbishment. The setting in... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Clare A
,
Belfast, United Kingdom
Beautuful Place

We planned to do the river walk last Sunday. Unfortunately it was badly signposted, and the walk... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2017
23simon23
Read all 58 reviews
All photos (55)
All photos (55)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
56°
42°
May
60°
46°
Jun
63°
49°
Jul
Contact
| Rathdrum, Ireland
More
Improve This Listing
Reviews (58)
Filter reviews
55 results
Traveler rating
25
19
9
2
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
25
19
9
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the river walk picnic area parnell walks nature euro wildlife pity
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 55 reviews
Reviewed April 14, 2019

A walker's/hiker's delight, this Forest Park is gorgeous, expansive, well maintained and marked. There are a variety of trees and flora to take in as you wander the estate grounds. The views from the cleared strip out over the Wicklow valley is spectacular. This place...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Alchemies65
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

My family and I spent a wonderful afternoon here yesterday. What a truly beautiful place! The acres of woodland provide a tranquil setting for weekend ramblings with lots of great plants and wildlife to look at. There are a number of trails to choose from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cherrybytes
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We headed off here to explore with our dogs..and we discovered what a wonderful place this is...the walks are great for all abilities. The toilet block was extremely clean and it was free to use facilities. We spent a couple of really enjoyable hours here..

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank nightsawayinhotels
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Family friendly. Free parking and picnic area available. Currently the avondale house is closed and they are planning to open it next year. I definitely recommend the walking path. There are two options, the short and the long one. Long walk is around 1h30min and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank hmseatin
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Unfortunately the house and museum were closed when we visited for refurbishment. The setting in delightful with walking trails but we were there to attend a wedding in the barn. We gathered that this was unusual!The setting was perfect for a wedding helped by glorious...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Clare A
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

I have to say came across this place today it was fantastic firstly u get a 10 Euro parking token from the gift shop/tea room so u can leave this fab place so it means for 10 Euro per car u get amazing fairy walks...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank yogibear54
Reviewed December 12, 2017

We planned to do the river walk last Sunday. Unfortunately it was badly signposted, and the walk, which should have taken us two and a half hours, took us only one hour. We must have missed loads. Disappointed with this. Would be back though, as...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 23simon23
Reviewed September 4, 2017

Stunning walks and great spot for a "picnic" however let down by house and not worth the spend, will be back again and look forward to a visit in September,

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank nevbrian
Reviewed July 30, 2017

AVONDALE House and Café open THUR-SUN + BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS 11am to 5pm. Do phone in advance to check and not be disappointed. Our group of 34 was shown the Parnell Home and shown a film sharing the sad history of the House and Parnell's...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed July 14, 2017

We went on a Monday so the house was closed down. There were toilets available (not the prettiest) but nothing else. There was a playground and some nicely marked out picnic areas and a great forest. The forest is really beautiful but we did find...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Shireland13
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Shivey2013
July 29, 2018|
Answer
Response from yogibear54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes
2
Votes
Shirlene A
March 11, 2018|
Answer
Response from StephOH1987 |
The house and Cafe are closed for the 2018 season for refurbishment.
1
Vote