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Avondale House & Forest Park

| Rathdrum, Ireland
+353 404 46111
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Summer Sunday

Stunning walks and great spot for a "picnic" however let down by house and not worth the spend... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Dublin, Ireland

AVONDALE House and Café open THUR-SUN + BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS 11am to 5pm. Do phone in advance to... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Gorey, Ireland
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| Rathdrum, Ireland
+353 404 46111

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Stunning walks and great spot for a "picnic" however let down by house and not worth the spend, will be back again and look forward to a visit in September,

Thank nevbrian
Reviewed 30 July 2017

AVONDALE House and Café open THUR-SUN + BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS 11am to 5pm. Do phone in advance to check and not be disappointed. Our group of 34 was shown the Parnell Home and shown a film sharing the sad history of the House and Parnell's...More

Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We went on a Monday so the house was closed down. There were toilets available (not the prettiest) but nothing else. There was a playground and some nicely marked out picnic areas and a great forest. The forest is really beautiful but we did find...More

Thank Shireland13
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gounds! The house and its history were lovely to see. The house is amazing!!! Beautiful upkeep and preservation of everything!!

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Would recommend for a picnic, a day out with adventure.ie, bringing the dog for a walk or the playground

Thank Eoin J
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Ample free car parking near to the entrance but a little away from the House and main walks. For me that is a plus. The car park is set in a forested area with toilets and picnic tables. There is car parking nearer the House...More

Thank 2013harryc
Reviewed 27 March 2017

What a lovely place to visit on a Sunny day. There is everything you need for a family day out. Big parking, picnic tables, benches on the actual trails - so kids could sit down and recharge their batteries during walks. There is a nice...More

Thank AgaRozl
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My almost 4 year old loved this! Santa was kind and caring and not rushed. Santa gifts were good old fashioned wood toys which my daughter loved. Waiting area had wooden games and electronic ride on animals. Staff all friendly and helpful. Beautiful forest and...More

Thank uggelsome
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The house is very interesting - the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846–1891) one of the leading political leaders in Irish history. And the walks are pleasant through lovely park lands of the Forest Park which is quite beautiful. I would have liked...More

1  Thank PamAlbury
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I used to come here all the time as a kid. The carpark is a bit run down now. The real highlight are the big trees from around the world. Bring a picnic, playground for kids and go for a walk.

Thank Roy C
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