My wife and I have visited regularly over the past 10 years. Stunning in May when the rhododendrons and azaleas are in flower, and in the autumn don't miss the fiery acers. They've some fine embothriums in flower in May, too, not far from the Visitor Centre.
What we like most is the opportunity to get a good walk off the busy and sometimes dangerous roads in the County. Sadly, walking is an activity that is very under-developed in Ireland compared to England with its vast networkd of public footpaths and rights of way.
The is a great place for the young able bodied, the less mobile elderly and young families alike. One memorable visit was on a very cold day when the frost glistened on the trees.
What a wonderful way to honour and commemorate one of the greatest figures of the 20th century, whose ancestors came from close by. A visit to the county and indeed the country should always inlcude a visit to this fine arboretum.
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