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Ardgillan Castle And Victorian Gardens

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Balbriggan, Balbriggan, Dublin City Area North, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)1849 2212
F: +353(0)1849 2786
E: parks@fingalcoco.ie

Ardgillan Castle, the residence at Ardgillan, built in 1738 consists of two stories over a basement which extends out under the south lawns. Ardgillan is situated on the elevated coastline between Balbriggan and Skerries and is unique among Dublin’s Regional Parks for the magnificent views it enjoys.

Ardgillan is situated on the elevated coastline between Balbriggan and Skerries and is unique among Dublin’s Regional Parks for the magnificent views it enjoys.

The park consists of 194 acres of rolling pastureland, mixed woodland and gardens, overlooking the bay of Drogheda. Ardgillan, meaning high-wooded area, is a sanctuary for many species of mammals and birds.

The Castle, the residence at Ardgillan, built in 1738 consists of two stories over a basement which extends out under the south lawns. The ground floor rooms of the Castle, accessible to wheelchair users, are furnished in Georgian/Victorian style and include the Morning Room, Dining Room and Library.

The first floor area of the Castle is used for an annual programme of exhibitions and Ardgillan is also the home of a permanent exhibition of maps including the 17th century 'Down Survey of Ireland'.

Gardens opeing times:
Open Daily: Winter: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Summer: 9.30am – 6.00pm