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Castlecoote House & Gardens

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Address:
Castlecoote
Co Roscommon
website Contact Castlecoote House & Gardens
Tel: +353 90 666 3794

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Castlecoote House & Gardens

Opening Months: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Opening Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Opening Hours: Daily Mon-Sun 2-6pm
Admission Charge: House & Grounds (recommended) - ?10.00 (discounts for groups, oaps, kids etc), Grounds only ?6
  • Appointment Only
  • Admission Charge

This fine Georgian residence overlooking the beautiful River Suck was built within the enclosure of a medieval castle between 1690 and 1720, and is of historic interest - not least as the birthplace of the Gunning sisters, who became the Duchess of Hamilton (and later, of Argyll) and Countess of Coventry; celebrated for their beauty; their portaits by Sir Joshua Reynolds hang in the main hall.

Having restored the house to its former glory the present owner Kevin Finnerty now offers magnificent country house accommodation and is a member of the Ireland West Garden Trail - guided tours of the gardens, which include an orchard of rare apple trees, the towers of the ruined castle, a medieval bridge and even an ice house, are offered by appointment.

Landscaped gardens running down to the beautiful River Suck; Ruins of the Medieval bridge, stone ice house, restored Ha, Ha, Medieval Look out Towers; Walled orchard of rare apple trees including the White Crofton (George Bernard Shaws favourite apple), Leixlip, Bloody Butcher and all the Crofton family.

Relax afterwards in the wonderfully restored old ballroom which seats up to 100 people and overlooks the beautiful Rover Suck, with a selection of afternoon teas, homemade scones, jams, apple pie, apple juice, apple sponge with delicious Castlecoote House apple butter.


Best time of year to visit: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Gardens Strengths

Landscaped gardens running down to the beautiful River Suck

Rare Plants worth mentioning

An orchard of rare apple trees

Groups & Tours

  • Groups Accepted
  • Groups Need Appointments
  • Accept Only Groups
  • Guided Tours

Tour Days:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Tour Times

Monday - Sunday 2-6pm

Additional

Trails

Ireland West Garden Trail

Festivals

Harvest Festival for the months of Sept-Oct

Events

Musical evenings held regularly during summer months in the wonderfully restored old ballroom

Castlecoote House - House and Lawn
Castlecoote House - House and Lawn
Castlecoote House - Castle and Gardens
Castlecoote House - Reception Room
Castlecoote House  - County Roscommon
Castlecoote House - Castle and Flower bed
Castlecoote House - River Suck
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Directions

Castlecoote is about 5km southwest of Roscommon, into village, cross bridge, bear right, gates are directly ahead.

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