The House and Gardens within Loughcrew Estate date back to the 17th century – making it a landscape of historical and religious significance. Here, you’ll find a medieval motte and St. Oliver Plunkett’s family church among other old buildings. You’ll also find lime and yew avenues, extensive lawns and terraces, a water garden and a magnificent herbaceous border.There is a Fairy Trail for children and a coffee shop too!
The Loughcrew Estate, created under the Earl of Essex by grant of Elizabeth the 1st, became one of the greatest estates in Ireland, comprising of approximately 180.000 acres, today is has around 200 acres.
There are somewhat interesting sculptures dotted round the gardens, some may very well leave you wondering…
Loughcrew is a place of rich history and beauty, and the odd peculiar sculpture. It is about 1 hour from Dublin with motorway most of the way. Make a visit to the Cairns (passage graves) which are close by, there is a bit of steep climbing to be done to reach the Cairns but the view is quite spectacular.
Loughcrew Estate & Gardens, Oldcastle, Co. Meath A82 X4Y1
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