Liss Ard Gardens
Liss Ard Gardens
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Emma K
County Wicklow, Ireland76 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Beautiful gardens and lake walk. We came here with our 1 year old son and most of the walk was suitable for a buggy- lovely different areas wildflower gardens, lake, waterfall garden.
Written August 1, 2019
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Mars_L123
Leuven, Belgium49 contributions
Jul 2018
Do not forget to buy a ticket, linked to a time slot, to visit the Sky Garden. Tickets can be bought at reception. Once your time slot comes up, you can pick up the key at the reception, have about 25 minutes to visit the Sky Garden after which you lock up again and bring key back to reception for the next one. As such, you can enjoy the Sky Garden all by yourself. Unless you book a room at this resort, than guests can get hold of the key to enjoy viewings after 5 o'clock (or perhaps even at night). I feel sorry though for the garden maintenance guys (e.g. Aidan) who has to mow this lawn.
Written July 31, 2018
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ErinIdaho
Idaho101 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
Was impressed with the beauty and stillness of the estate. It was a high point of our trip and I owe it all to Mags and Aidan. Thank you for your kindness and generosity in allowing us to visit the Sky Garden.
Written April 14, 2018
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Paul M
83 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
We came to the area specific to see the gardens, only to find out it was not open. Only on specfic days and they alternate. It is advertised in the tourist guides as being open, but nope. Rang the number on the gate, person other end was rude in saying closed. Even locals could not tell you when it was open. Good luck to who ever wishes to visit. It does look spectacular through the brochers though.
Written July 7, 2018
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Ashimo
Limerick, Ireland77 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
James Turrell's Sky Garden at Liss Ard Estate was my favourite thing that we visited on our recent trip to Clonakilty (and that's saying something). Before you visit you should check to see when the Sky Garden is available for public viewing. We checked their Facebook page but you can also ring or email them. When we arrived we met the most fabulous lady at reception (unfortunately we didn't get her name). She was so so friendly and helpful and didn't mind that we kept coming back to her with various queries and requests. We collected the key for the garden and had the place virtually to ourselves bar a couple of families who wandered in (tip: close the gate behind you after you enter). The garden itself is so tranquil and really allows time to take in the beautiful sky above (a good time to visit is when the sun isn't high in the sky and of course when it's not raining). Of course, when in the Sky Garden it's important to be respectful of this wonderful piece of earth art which we are privileged to view. Climbing on the sides of the crater has caused damage to this artwork so if visiting with children (or overgrown children) it's important to make sure they refrain from the temptation of climbing. Otherwise there is a very real prospect that it will eventually be closed to public viewing. After you drop the key back to reception consider purchasing the Sky Garden book for just €5 which details the planning, development and concept of the garden.
Written June 13, 2017
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Tina v
Düsseldorf, Germany36 contributions
Jun 2015
We spent a couple of days in Liss Ard Garden, what a wonderful treat! Food, garden, tea lounge simply great. The point missing to the small rooms and rather small beds for tall people. Yet terrific place, at least have a tea on the lawn, all worth it!
Written April 25, 2016
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mike s
United Kingdom548 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
There are many paths leading you through very varied scenery with some amazing vistas. Unfortunately the signposting is not comprehensive so a leaflet is essential to ensure that you see everything on offer. The leaflet is obtainable from the Reception at the Hotel and costs 2 euros. As admission to the grounds is free you don't mind paying for this essential information and map. The writer of the leaflet is probably a speech writer for politicians as the descriptions include quite a lot of hype! This actually adds another dimension to the overall very enjoyable experience. The walks should not be rushed and should include time to just sit and think - or just sit on the benches provided..... If in the area an investment of 2 hours or more is an excellent way to spend your time. Refreshments available on the country house patio.
Written July 31, 2013
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Castleview70
Wexford32 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
Together with a map you can walk through the mature woodlands at Liss Ard. there are waterfalls, majestic Fern Trees, lakeside walks, pathways leading to the Sky Garden Crater, Meadows of spring blooms and so much more!! A Wonderful walk for old and young, 2 legged and 4 legged!
Written April 8, 2013
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MaryCork
Cork, Ireland558 contributions
Sep 2020
This is really a piece of art and very unusual. So well designed. Sound is muffled within the circle. Very calming place.
Written September 6, 2020
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Jill B.
Los Angeles, CA23 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Many hidden discoveries await you in the woods. Look for Seat of the Talking Stones and Celtic Meeting Place on your way to the lake, and experience the Sky Garden for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: "See what's on the slab" ;)
Written January 11, 2019
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