New “Ardgillan Revealed” book now available

New “Ardgillan Revealed” book now available

Discover the history behind the castle 

The new lavishly-illustrated book all about Ardgillan and the Taylor family. Written by author, some-time tour guide at Ardgillan and military historian, Aidan Herron.

This book is an ideal Xmas present and tells the reader all they want to know about Ardgillan Castle and Demesne.

Only €20 per copy.

Visit reception at the castle for your copy now.

Protected: Plant a tree at Ardgillan Demense

How it works

Planting a tree in our Commemorative Tree Walks is a great way to celebrate a life, a birth or a special occasion. You may dedicate a tree for €100. This fee includes the purchase of the tree, planting, maintenance and a unique id number. You will receive a certificate of dedication and all information will be retained on the Ardgillan website. All trees are planted and cared for by our dedicated team of park superintendents. We do our best to purchase Native Irish species and place them in the varying trees walks around Ardgillan Demesne.

If you wish to purchase a tree, please complete an application form and contact [email protected]for further information.

FAQ

Who does the planting?
Fingal Co. Co. in conjunction with the Parks Superintendent for Ardgillan Demesne will oversee the planting of the trees on the walk.

Who will look after the tree?
The Parks Superintendent for Ardgillan Demesne will have the overall responsibility for the watering, pruning and any other maintenance required.

Can I attach a plaque or other memorabilia to my tree?
Unfortunately, no, as we wish to keep a uniform look along the walkway. There will be a brass plaque visible with the tree number on each tree. No other items will be allowed to be attached to the tree, or placed at the base of the tree.

When will my tree be planted?
We have initially planted 10 trees along the walkway, which are available for dedication now. Going forward, trees will be planted once, annually, during National Tree Week (during 1st week of March). Trees will only be planted in a block basis following a list of requests from the previous year.

Can I choose the type of tree planted?
No, all trees planted will be a Native Irish Oak Tree.

How much does it cost to dedicate a tree?
Each Commemorative Native Irish Oak tree will be accommodated at a cost of €100. This is to cover the purchase cost of the tree. Fingal County Council will plant and cover replacement cost, if the tree fails to take root.

How can I apply to dedicate a tree?
An application form must be completed and returned with payment to Balbriggan/ Swords Operations Department, Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Santa Paws at Ardgillan Castle

Santa Paws at Ardgillan Castle

Bring your dog to visit Santa on December 14th!

 

Online ticket sales have now ended. We will be taking limited walk in bookings before 2pm on Friday the 14th.

This year we are very excited to announce that you can bring your dog to visit Santa Claus at the castle! We have a special dog friendly day on December 14th. Your ticket includes a visit to Santa & admission to our Christmas trail inside the castle which your dog can come along on too! Afterwards you can enjoy a coffee in our dog friendly tea rooms or bring your pooch for a run in our designated "off lead" area which is a full 26 acres. Professional photographs will be available to purchase on the day as well.

 

Tickets Include visit to Santa Claus + Christmas Trail.

Dogs go free! 

€8 for Kids (small gift for each child)

€8 for Adults 

Children 3 & Under Free 

 

Please note

  • Dogs can only visit Santa on our dog friendly day on December 14th.
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Any doggie accidents must be reported to a member of staff.
  • All adults must also buy a ticket to enter the event.
  • This event is wheelchair accessible, with the exception of one small area on the Christmas trail.
  • Online bookings will not be available 24 hours before a selected date
  • Christmas at Ardgillan Castle 2018

    Christmas at Ardgillan Castle 2018

    Christmas 2018 at Ardgillan Castle

    PLEASE NOTE **** We are unable to take any walk in bookings for our Santa event on the 15th & 16th of December as we have completely sold out, we have some availability left for the 22nd and 23rd, we strongly advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment *****

    Santa Claus is coming to Ardgillan Castle! You can visit him every weekend from the 8th of December through to the 23rd of December.

    Your visit to Santa will include a small gift for every child and afterwards you will have admission to our new indoor Christmas Trail which you can explore at your own pace.

    Our Christmas trail is a celebration of Christmas traditions from around the world and is set inside the beautiful period rooms of the castle. This is an experience for children of all ages and adults too!  Keep an eye on our facebook page for sneak peeks of the trail.

    Weekend admission : Includes visit to Santa Claus + Christmas Trail. €8 for Kids and €8 for Adults (Saturday & Sunday only, advance booking required)

    Christmas Trail admission only = €6.50 per adult, €5 per Child, €5 OAPs & Students, €20 Family of 4 (open 7 days a week, no advance booking necessary)

    Children 3 & Under Free 

    Please note

     

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • All adults must also buy a ticket to enter the event.
  • This event is wheelchair accessible, with the exception of one small area on the Christmas trail.
  • Online bookings will not be available 24 hours before a selected date
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