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Heywood Gardens

Ballinakill, Abbeyleix, Ireland
+353 57 873 3563
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Group visit by CRRG Dublin motorcycle touring group

Lovely gardens just past Ballinakill on the Abbeyleix road. Parking ok and toilets were open. Pity... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CRRG_Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
Lovely quiet place

Been here with my two year old. Loads of space to run around, a maze to get lost in, flowers to be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Roisin H
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Ballinakill, Abbeyleix, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens just past Ballinakill on the Abbeyleix road. Parking ok and toilets were open. Pity there's no coffee shop but it's not far to Abbeyleix anyway. Beautiful gardens and totally unexpected as it's in the middle of nowhere. Really well maintained and a nice...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here with my two year old. Loads of space to run around, a maze to get lost in, flowers to be amazed by and if you wanted, a long nature walk to do by the lake.

Thank Roisin H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

On pleasant summer's day, we walked through Heywood Gardens. It had been a long time since I had last visited but my husband and children had not been before. My husband and I both commented that it reminded us of the gardens on Garinish island...More

1  Thank Judith38Cork_Ireland
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

These Lutyens gardens are absolutely beautiful and well preserved. Unfortunately the house and rest of the estate was destroyed by fire or torn down, meaning the gardens are without context. Now situated adjacent to a very grim secondary school, but don't let that put you...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 5 April 2017

this morning while walking in the gardens and trail around, i had our dog on a leash, we met 2 dogs , one jack russell and another whippet on the loose, they came to attack our dog of which i had to ward them off...More

2  Thank IrelandHerbie
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Didnt get time to do the walk but it looked a lovely place to spend and hour or two We had brilliant sunshine but over in the corner a huge pile of snow lay, which was there from a few days before.

Thank Kay D
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Absolutely beautiful Italian gardens in Heywood, Ballinakill. Very poorly marketed and unknown to many tourists. Well worth a visit. Ideal for wedding photo's.

Thank laoisman2016
Reviewed 9 November 2016

A garden with a difference, the school grounds are within Haywood gardens which are lovingly maintained. The addition of information boards gives you an apetitie for the history of the original site, there is no charge, however limited access to some of the gardens for...More

Thank CynthiaClarke
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We took a trip here at the end of October and were not disappointed - the beautiful gardens designed by Lutyens are glorious - they overlook a man made lake surrounded by deciduous trees - in Autumn they were especially magnificent. The gardens are free...More

Thank Will P
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Beautiful gardens to visit. Easy enough to walk around the grounds, although maybe not with a buggy etc. Parking available inside the gate to the right. There were toilets there... but locked!

1  Thank mudbug2014
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Deirdre H
When is it open?
12 March 2017|
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Response from laoisman2016 | Reviewed this property |
Its owned by the OPW with free admission and open all year round. Lovely Italian gardens...well worth a visit. There is ample parking but no Cafe
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Val M
Are dogs allowed?
1 May 2016|
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Response from WilberLaois_Ireland | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your dogs.
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twitch911
Is there convenient parking? is there an entrance fee? Is there a cafe onsite?
10 June 2015|
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Response from laoisman2016 | Reviewed this property |
Its owned by the OPW with free admission and open all year round. Lovely Italian gardens...well worth a visit. There is ample parking but no Cafe
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