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National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh

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Address: Kilmacurragh, Ireland
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Nice gardens..lovely cafe

The gardens were nice but quite small. Also they may be more interesting in the spring/summertime but good for a walk even in December. The cafe is lovely and the food nice and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The gardens were nice but quite small. Also they may be more interesting in the spring/summertime but good for a walk even in December. The cafe is lovely and the food nice and reasonably priced. The staff were very nice local girls who made us feel very welcome. Will definitely return.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch. Really good value Wholesome food.. A special mention about the lovely staff...you couldnt ask for more friendly

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I don't know a lot about botanics, but love being in nature and this place is often calling me to come visit. I love these gardens. Even though the area is rather small compared to the Botanic Gardens in Dublin, they are well-maintained, and for a photographer offer a world of magic to work with. The more recent addition of... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We have visited these wonderful gardens on several occasions and during different seasons. No matter which season you choose there will always be something interesting to see, some seasons obviously have more colourful blooms than others but even in Winter there is plenty to catch one's eye and delight the visitor. Spring is of course spectacular with the vivid colours... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Exquisite gardens with a combination of nature's beauty and the elegance of decay. Visit their official website for a thorough history of the estate and how this amazing collection of trees and plants came to be. Everything is well preserved, labeled and entrance is free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

As we were in the area we looked for attractions on TA and came across Kilmacurragh House. Great find! Probably not the best time of year to visit but still most pleasant and a wonderful place to stroll. We were too late for the first of the two scheduled (free!) guided tours - and couldn't stay for the second one.... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely visit and fabulous cafe. And it's free! Bring your own picnic if u like. Planting is labeled. Beautiful giant sequoia tree. Highly recommend

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County Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Enjoyable walk around the different types of gardens and great to see then work that is going into preserving and growing plants around the gardens. The cafe is a welcome addition for a relaxing end to the day.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We visited Kilmacurragh on a sunny, warm and peaceful Friday in mid September 2016. The whole experience was totally enjoyable. We took the 12 noon guided tour. Claire was the perfect host. Claire walked us through the gardens at a gentle pace. She gave a lovely, knowledgeable and enlightening talk as we walked around. Claire told us some history of... More 

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Manchester UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

N.B. There is another location in Dublin, also called the National Botanic Gardens But this one is outside the city and it causes some confusion on here. So, following the well signposted route, we came to the National Botanic Gardens located in Kilmacurragh. We had visited other gardens in the UK and were surprised by the open, help yourself set... More 

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