Welcome to Houses, Castles And Gardens Of Ireland

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Houses, Castles & Gardens Ltd (HCGI) is a subscription organisation dedicated to the promotion of visiting its members’ properties throughout the island.   This website will assist with the planning of memorable journeys, outings and events at any time of year. Ranging from tower houses to castles, country mansions, cottages ornés, formal gardens, farms and demesnes, the properties exemplify the diverse range of Ireland’s historic residential architecture, landscape design and colourful social history from ancient times to the present day.  We recommend that, when planning a visit, you contact the property to make certain of the opening hours.

Living history for the curious visitor

 

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Castle Durrow Hotel Listed As Top Castle Hotel In The World

Castle Durrow Hotel Listed As Top Castle Hotel In The World

Castle Durrow has been listed as one of the top 10 Hotel Castles in the world, according to TripAdvisor We were thrilled to see this announcement from Shelly & Peter Stokes that their lovely home and family business in Durrow, Co. Laois has reached such dizzy heights of praise from their guests!   This news is something very special and richly deserved! This esteemed listing is based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor [Read More...]
Heritage Week 2015

Heritage Week 2015

See the full list by clicking here What’s On – Heritage Week – See their detailed Google Map Below. Map Detail Copyright National Heritage Week, The Heritage Council, Áras na hOidreachta, Church Lane, [Read More...]

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