Places to See | Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Avondale House was built in 1777 for Samuel Hayes, a barrister but whose passion for trees led him to write his first book on Irish Forestry. Avondale House and Forest Park has much to offer the visitor , whether their interest is Charles Stewart Parnell – “ The Uncrowned King of Ireland” or the development of forestry in Ireland. The extensive collection of trees and shrubs from around the globe in this 214 hectares estate make it one of the most important gardens in Ireland. The long open sweep of The Great Ride to the towering conifers on the banks of the Avonmore River of this Co. Wicklow attraction is worth the visit in itself.
The House passed to the Parnell’s in 1795, and on the 27th June, 1846 when Ireland was in the grip of famine Charles Stewart Parnell was born, he went on to become one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history.
Address: Avondale House, Co. Wicklow, Ireland