Loughcrew House and Gardens are a 17th and 19th Century Irish landscape steeped in compelling history, with numerous scenic gardens and pleasure walks to enjoy. Home to the St. Oliver Plunkett Family Church, the central six-acre expanse was restored by generations of designers leading back to Charles Robert Cockerell, an innovator of neo-classical architecture. Today, we can marvel at an array of alluring routes through this planned-landscape.
An impressive avenue of yew trees dominate the main walk, surveying an elegant parterre. Extensive lawns and terraces are encased by a physic and herbaceous border, with a canal and water gardens to be found further on. A medieval motte and walled garden also occupy a place in this diverse canvas. Beyond the gardens are a panorama of hills and an extended walk through an oak and laurel forest to Lough Croabh. The lake makes a remarkable scene with its crannog, and its reflection of the steep forested hills surrounding it.
This surrounding country is also home to some of Ireland’s oldest archaeological treasures, and a site of enormous historical and religious significance. The gardens at Loughcrew provide a breathtaking spectacle, steeped in historical intrigue. This expansive Boutique Estate can be booked for a stay in which the guests can enjoy free reign over the entirety of the House and grounds.
Here at Loughcrew we endeavour to make your visit to us an educational, relaxing and memorable time. Loughcrew is a place for the whole family to come and enjoy a day out and about. No matter the age or interests. From small children to grand parents and everyone else in between. From those who are up for adventure, to those who adore history, marvellous views, peace & tranquillity or those who love food, we have it all. Our staff work towards a solitary goal of making each experience as enjoyable and memorable as possible.