Historic houses and castles

Borris House

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Borris House, Borris, Carlow, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)599773105
E: info@borrishouse.com

Situated in the picturesque Barrow Valley. Borris House is one of Ireland’s most important country houses and it is the hereditary home of the McMorrough Kavanagh family. The house is available for weddings, conferences.

Borris House is the hereditary home of the McMorrough-Kavanagh Family. Groups by prior appointment only.The McMorrough Kavanagh dynasty, former Celtic Kings of Leinster, are central to this picturesque town of old stone buildings. The family still live at Borris House in the town centre. Constructed in Tudor style, Borris House was built in 1731 by Morgan Kavanagh.

It's a three storey house incorporating an old castle. In 1798 it was badly damaged but in 1820 it was restored by Richard and William Vitruvius Morrison. Among the many family possessions, is the 12th century Kavanagh Charter Horn, which is on display in the house. Borris House is famous for its Borris Lace collection. Also on the estate is a lovely Georgian chapel.

Borris House will open on selected days throughout 2015. Open: May - September: Monday to Friday.

Tours are by prior appointment only - Refer to the website to book online.