Home to the Brabazon family (the Earls of Meath) since 1618 Killruddery House is the most successful Elizabethan-Revival mansion in Ireland and the most fashionable of its time. The 17th century Gardens survive in their original formal layout with some 18th & 19th century additions. The Long Ponds, The Angles and The Sylvan Theatre are features of this magnificent landscape.
There’s so much to see and explore. Nature has never been more relaxing with leisurely walks in one of Ireland’s most renowned gardens, filled with beautiful planting and wooded areas, natural playscapes and wilderness. A delightful Tea Room which is supplied with Killruddery’s home grown produce from their Walled Garden and daily Farm Shop which is open from 9am – 6pm located in the sheltered Horse Yard area, Serving tea coffee and homemade patisserie as well as savoury lunch options and stocked with a bounty of Killruddery’s own produce from their Walled Garden including free range orchard eggs, fresh vegetables and Killruddery cut flowers, freshly baked bread from the Bakers Table , free range meat, Lady Meath’s Marmalade, Killruddery jams and a carefully curated selection of local crafts.
See www.killruddery.com for their annual programme of events which has an eclectic line-up of Botanical workshops, Garden talks, Family days, Theatre and Musical moments.
Guided tours of the house are available from May to September please see killruddery.com for schedule and to book tickets. Tours can also be booked by private appointment for larger groups. Please note that access to the house is by guided tour only
Killruddery Farm Market takes place every Saturday from 10am – 3pm with a range of local food producers, organic produce and craftspeople in the Horse Yard and Grain Store area (free parking and entry)
Killruddery House & Gardens is one of Ireland’s Ancient East top attractions.