The Garden at Ballintubbert

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Stradbally, Laois, Republic of Ireland

The settlement at Ballintubbert dates back to 1540 and today is home to stunning public gardens that are young and alive. Ballintubbert is found in County Laois and is the perfect place to relax in the Irish countryside.

Ballintubbert Arts and Crafts Garden is one of the largest public gardens in the country, located in a beautiful valley between the village of Stradbally, County Laois and the town of Athy, County Kildare. It is the perfect place to take a day off and relax in this little pocket of Irish countryside.

Visitors are urged to relax and indulge in an experience of the senses. Ballintubbert is a garden and a work of art in the making. It is young and alive, aware of its shortcomings and of its triumphs, endlessly embracing change.

There are sections of the garden very close to the house. These are open, and there are no restrictions on approaching the house. This garden comes alive through its plants, through its sculptures and through its story, but mainly through the visitor. It is at its most beautiful when full of the gentle murmur of human conversation.

Facilities at Ballintubbert include a tea shop, toilets and a playground for the youngest visitors. There is free parking and the garden is full of places to stop and savour the summer in a beautiful Irish garden.