The Gardens

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    • Admission
  • Child
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  • O.A.P.
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  • Groups
    • Discounts Available

Established in the 17th century

Marvellous views, peace and tranquillity await…

Visit Loughcrew’s historic gardens and spend a day ambling through a diverse, tranquil landscape with your friends and family. There is plenty to entertain all ages! Children love our wonderful Fairy Trail while gardeners enjoy investigating the beautiful array of trees and plants which can be found.

It is no surprise that County Meath is the heritage capital of Ireland and Loughcrew plays a part in giving it this title. The remains of a medieval motte as well as 17th century features including St Oliver Plunkett’s family church, a corn mill and the visible outline of a longhouse can all be explored here. We have created a dedicated history of the garden page here which includes more detail.

You can stroll along a yew avenue and under the boughs of a lime avenue – which smell sensational – too. Furthermore, you can admire the symbolic statues and sculptures dotted about on the extensive lawns.

There are a number of peaceful walks within the grounds which can be taken at any pace. Additionally, information boards have been placed around the gardens to help you get the most out of your visit. Make sure you keep an eye out for fairies as you explore too!

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not head up to the Neolithic cairns upon the Loughcrew Hills afterwards? It makes for a lovely walk with stunning views. The key for Cairn T can be picked up from the coffee shop.

The gardens are fully wheelchair accessible and the pathways are made of gravel.

“Beautiful & peaceful. Steeped in history and with a friendly staff and a lovely café, this attraction is well worth a visit. It even has its own activity centre. Worth considering for the young at heart!”

Retiree Oldcastle – Tripadvisor Review

We endeavour to make your visit to Loughcrew educational, relaxing and memorable. For those who are up for adventure make sure you check out our Fairy Trail, while history fans shouldn’t miss the medieval motte and St Oliver Plunkett’s church. For hungry explorers, or those who just want to sit for a while, the coffee shop will be just the ticket.

We also offer guided walks when you visit Loughcrew’s historic gardens, which start from the coffee shop, so just contact us if this is something you’d like.

Be sure to check out the map of the garden below too!

We are excited to announce that you will now be able to buy yearly passes to Loughcrew Gardens! Treat yourself or your loved ones and witness the garden changing with the seasons. Pick up your pass at the admissions counter today. Family tickets are 65€ and a single admission tickets is 40€.

Loughcrew Gardens Map
Lightscape - Illuminated Gardensat Loughcrew Estate

Upon entering the gardens you will be transfixed by a wonderland of illuminated delights, the light trail has plenty of surprised including illuminations, projections and magical sculptures.

Warp up warm, bring your camera and make unforgettable memories. 

December 1st to January 6th. Between 4pm - 9pm.