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Avondale House & Forest Park

Category: Families, Kids, Outdoors, Rainy Day, Culture, Nature/Wildlife, Sightseeing

Type: Castles, Historic Homes & Sites, Forest & Woodland, Museums & Galleries, Parks & Gardens, Visitor Centres, Tours, Playgrounds/Play Centres, General Attractions

Co Wicklow
Tel: +353 404 46111

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Birthplace of Charles Stewart Parnell, museum and park

Avondale House & Forest Park

Avondale House was built in 1777 for Samuel Hayes and when he died in 1795 the house passed to the Parnell Family. It was at Avondale that Charles Stewart Parnell, one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history, was born in 1846. The House is now a museum to his memory.

The forest park covers 214 hectares of land. It has 6 waymarked walks that offers variety to walkers with its scenery ranging from the magnificent openness of the Great Ride to the towering impressiveness of the massed conifers on the banks of the Avonmore.

Opening Time:

Park open year round, 8.30am-8.30pm. House open Easter to end October. Last admission to house 1 hour before close.

Admission Charge:

Electronic pay parking in operation €5 per (€2, €1 & 50c coins accepted) Machine does not give change. Admission Rate to House: Adult €7.50 Concessions €7.00. Family(2A,2C) €22.00. Children (u16) €4.50 Children (u5) Free. Attractive group rates available on request.
Avondale House & Forest Park - Rathdrum County Wicklow Ireland
Avondale House & Forest Park - Rathdrum County Wicklow Ireland
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