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The Rose garden at Ardgillan Castle is now open!
Our Spring hours have come into place!
Park Gates close at 6.00pm
Playground closes at 5.15pm
Tea rooms last servings at 4.00pm
RTE's Callans Kicks recently shot a segment here, have a look at our
beautiful dining room and the private beach. (contains some colourful language)
When Nationwide visited in May 2013
Ardgillan Castle and Demesne
Ardgillan Castle and Demesne is situated in North County Dublin on an elevated coastline
between Balbriggan and Skerries, 20 miles north of Dublin City. The demesne is well
signposted off the M1.
The park consists of 194 acres of rolling open
grassland, mixed woodland and gardens,
overlooking the Irish Sea with views of Mourne
Mountains to the north and Lambay to the
south-east. Ardgillan is a sanctuary for many
species of animals, mammals and birds for
which the wooded areas provide a safe retreat
from surrounding agricultural land.
Today the demesne is a stunning visitor attraction with a range of facilities the public can
avail of, including;
- Castle Tours
- Tea Rooms (wheelchair accessible) and Playground Shop
- State-of-the-art Children's Playground
- Children's Parties (Historically themed)
- Magnificent Gardens
- Garden Tours (Pre-booked)
- Spectacular Cycle and Walking Paths
- Medieval Stocks and Tudor stand-ins
- Art Exhibitions
- Civil Ceremonies (weddings)
- Room Hire, Conference and Workshop Space
- Picnic Areas
- Public Toilets
- Expansive Wide Open Spaces.
- Free Car Parks
- Disabled Parking
The main car park is located close to the demesne entrance at “Blackhills”, while a second car and
coach park, adjacent to the castle is open for castle visitors for
restricted use and disabled access.
The gardens are in three main parts, the formal Rose
Garden and the Potentilla collection to the west of the
castle, and the walled garden to the north-west which
contains herb, vegetable, fruit, and ornamental sections.
The state-of-the-art playground was opened in 2006 and
has over 30 pieces of play equipment to enjoy from cradle
swings for the very young to a large climbing space net for older children (under 12).