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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)18492212
F: +353(0)18492786
E: karen.woods@fingal.ie

Built in 1738, Ardgillan Castle and Victorian Gardens in Dublin features two stories over a basement that extends under the south lawns. Situated on the coastline between Balbriggan and Skerries, Ardgillan is unique among Dublin’s regional parks.

Ardgillan Castle and Victorian Gardens 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 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, while Ardgillan is also the home of a permanent exhibition of maps including the 17th century 'Down Survey of Ireland'.