Curraghmore House, Shell House and Gardens
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Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Curraghmore House is a magnificent home of the Marquis of Waterford and his ancestors since 1170. It is located in Portlaw, County Waterford and includes formal gardens, woodlands and grazing fields.
Curraghmore House is a historic home with grounds of approximately 2,500 acres. The grounds include outstanding Arboretum, shell grotto, built and personally decorated by Catherine Poer, Countess of Tyrone in 1754 and a bridge built in 1205 for King John to cross the River Clodagh.
The interior of the house contains exceptionally fine plasterwork by James Wyatt, also pictures, prints, books, works of art, furniture, porcelain, jewellery and medals. Group tours can be arranged by prior appointment and the tour takes in some of the finest neo-classical rooms in Ireland. There is a car and coach park and toilet facilities are also provided.
Open Times 2015: 15th March to 15th October,
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 4pm. also 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month. Also open during The National Heritage Week annually.
There are 2 Guided tours of Curraghmore House & The Shell House on each of the open days at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm. Tours take approximately 90 minutes. Check website for more details.