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Sunny picnic

Exploring the local area on a bright sept day, myself and a friend decided to go see Duckett’s... read more

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This is a MUST SEE if you are in Carlow!

Truly...we saw this our second week in Ireland and had seen many castles/ruins before, but this... read more

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Duckett’s Grove, the 18th, 19th and early 20th century home of the Duckett family, was formerly at the centre of a 12,000 acre (4,856 hectares) estate that has dominated the Carlow landscape for over 300 years. Even in ruin, the surviving towers and...more
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All reviews walled garden tea room well worth a visit car show walk around fantastic building fruit trees stately home craft shop old house lovely place for a picnic short stroll nice place to stop grand home restored wall coffees and hot chocolates tea house
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Duckett's Grove advertised their End of Summer Party to take place on Sunday 25th August 2019 at 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm. It was advertised as follows: Featuring – Guided Fairy Trail in the Enchanted Woods – Train Rides on the Duckett’s Grove Express –...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Showed up to gates closed, locked and barred windows, garbage Bins ruined outside shots and couldn’t even get to the garden

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Exploring the local area on a bright sept day, myself and a friend decided to go see Duckett’s Grove and stretch our legs (and those of my Labrador dog). We were both astounded by the scale of the building. It must have been impressive in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Angeld62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly...we saw this our second week in Ireland and had seen many castles/ruins before, but this takes the cake! Please don't be shy and ask about the guided tour (in the place where you can get coffee/tea/ice cream). It was not advertised, as we were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank AmyJ232323
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live locally and went over to Duckett’s Grove for a walk around the magnificent ruins and grounds. We met Kevin the tour guide and he invited us to join the tour, brilliant decision, kids had a great time, information was excellent, exciting and very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Antiques28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you come at a time you can get a (FREE!) guided tour as they are very limited right now. Kevin was our guide and he gave so much information. The ruins were absolutely beautiful and the history was very interesting. This is definitely...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Julianne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Kevin 'Costner', was very well educated on the history of the castle and the surrounding area. He also had a great sense of humor. If you enjoy VERY informative, casual, and personal tours then you'll love this one. Kevin even remembered our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AlyPascucci
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit Ducketts grove after seeing a tv clip on nationwide. The house has an interesting history and the gardens are beautiful. Kevin our guide was both passionate and informative. There was a family fun day on too which was aimed at young...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank nigelkk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a absolutely fantastic day out today at Ducketts Grove. We were given a walking tour of the house and grounds by a very informative and friendly tour guide named Kevin. He really took his time and explained everything in easy to understand terms, and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Anne T
Reviewed August 3, 2019

The ruins of Duckett's Grove are stunning. From a distance they look so majestic. As you walk around the outside of the ruins there is so much to see. I assume the reason we are not allowed in to look around the ruins is that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Alan I
May 14, 2017|
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Response from finno1265tr | Reviewed this property |
Type in Kneestown, Duckett's Grove, Co. Carlow on your sat nav or use Google maps
April 27, 2017|
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Response from eorourke | Property representative |
No you don't need to purchase a ticket as admission is free. Hope you enjoy your visit.
July 20, 2016|
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Response from Mause11 | Reviewed this property |
From Carlow take R726 (Hacketstown Road) for 10 km to Killerig Cross Roads. Turn left at this junction onto the R418 for 2.5 km, turn left again at the junction.