Loughcrew Gardens are a breathtaking spectacle from 17th and 19th century landscape and pleasure gardens. Take a walk through centuries of garden and landscape fantasy. The central area of approximately six acres includes a lime avenue, extensive lawns and terraces, magnificent herbaceous border and physic border. Within the gardens stand a medieval moote and St. Oliver Plunkett’s family church and Tower House.
If you would rather, there is also a longer lake walk around Lough Creeve. There is some beautiful scenery to be taken in along the way, as it goes right past Loughcrew House. With extra treats along the way as the walk itself takes in different forest and rockery walks and also has a fairy ring. This walk starts and finishes at the Coffee Shop.
There is also a small playground located at the Coffee Shop for the children to play and explore. This playground contains a mini climbing wall to give the children a taste of what is located in the adventure centre itself.
A host of enchanting features are displayed in a setting steeped in atmosphere and history. Meet Alice as she strolls through wonderland, encounter fairies and other creatures on woodland walks. Sculptures by acclaimed artist Ann Meldon Hugh and architectural treasures wait around every corner!
The result of years of restoration can be seen in this stunning garden comprising a magnificent yew walk, a walled garden, canal and a parterre.
Dogs are allowed in the gardens if they are kept on a lead at all times.
Summer Opening Times
17th March to 31st October
Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11.00am – 5.30pm
Winter Opening Times
Monday – Friday: Upon Request
Saturday – Sunday: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Weekend Zipline will be open every weekend in June then every day in July and August from 1pm to 5pm.
Tickets cost €8 for one go including entry to the gardens.
Extra goes are €5 each
For more information about our Zipline, click here.