Newtownbarry House and Gardens
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A Victotian Classical House near the Slaney designed by Sir Charles Lanyon. It's surrounded by lawns, ancient trees and a Sunken Garden with flowers. It has a new tearoom and a contemporary Art Gallery.
A Victorian Classical House designed by Sir Charles Lanyon and partners is built on an Ancient 18th/19th century Garden of a previous house. The house is surrounded by ancient trees and a large sunken garden planted with flowers and a small lake in front of the house.
The house which is still home to the original family who built it, retains much of its furniture old relics and books which are on display. There is a new tearoom in the old servants hall and courtyard. There is also a contemporary Art Gallery in the old servants wing which shows contemporary art and design in conjunction with Wexford Arts Center. Indeed the whole house displays a fine collection of contemporary Irish Art, Italian old masters and family portraits.
The Garden is a member of the Wexford and Carlow Garden Trails. The garden contains many snowdrops and about 6000 spring plants - in late May, June and July the borders are at their best. The sunken garden, with a pond and stone grotto arches, the Rose Garden and lake. There are many beautiful plants and borders around the garden including a red border and Lavender hedge.
Features of the house include a top-lit picture gallery and a richly carved staircase which lets natural light onto the landing, staircase and hall. There also many finely carved fireplaces. The library is finely crafted from wood. Newtownbarry and Stradbally are the only southern houses designed by Charles Lanyon and the same firm of architects.
Historical house tours for groups over ten people by prior booking only.