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A Nice Large Old Building with a Banshee history!

We came to the Duckett's Grove House because of its paranormal history with a Banshee! The building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darlington, South Carolina
Fantastic building

This is one amazing ruins and must have been a fantastic home in its prime. Set in open farmlands... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark M
Bray, Ireland
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“walled garden”(12 reviews)
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Duckett’s Grove, the 18th, 19th and early 20th century home of the Duckett family, was formerly at the centre of a 12,000 acre (4,856 hectares) estate that has dominated the Carlow landscape for over 300 years. Even in ruin, the surviving towers and...more
Duckett's Grove House Duckett's Grove House Duckett's Grove House Near Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
+353 59 913 0411
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All reviewswalled gardenafternoon teatea roomwell worth a visitbeautiful ruinfantastic buildingwalk aroundcandle shopcar showgreat piece of historyruined housecoffee shopcakesdefinitely worthbeautiful surroundingsits heydayold building
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Two Days of Nostalgia fair was held the weekend 8/9th Sept in Duckett's Grove, the 18th century home of the Duckett family for 300 years....now a rambling ruin. A great family outing..lots to see and do..carriage rides, magnificent plumed ponies and traps, birds of...More

Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to the Duckett's Grove House because of its paranormal history with a Banshee! The building is large, very old, in somewhat disrepair, and fun to walk around (only outside allowed). There is a small shop and cafe on grounds. The vendor we met...More

Thank cisco289
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one amazing ruins and must have been a fantastic home in its prime. Set in open farmlands this is perfect for a small walk around the house and the gardens and then call to the cafe for some handmade cakes and buns with...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here with my family. We arrived at lunch time and made our way to the cafe for lunch. As it was a cold and wet day we all had our mind set on soup. When we got to the cafe we weren't allowed to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ducketts Grove is a lovely place for a leisurely stroll on a Sunday afternoon. Off road car park , no entry fee and nice little coffee shop in the courtyard. The old house itself is in a serious state of bad repair but lovely to...More

Thank L C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into gardens, then visit the walled garden, the planting combinations were eye-catching and you will great ideas for your own garden. I spoke to the gardener who was very helpful and friendly, the castle itself is out of a fairy story with...More

1  Thank lizcork100
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Wonderful afternoon visit plus tea room and craft shop and the visit to the gardens are free. Beautiful gift shop with reasonably priced gifts. The garden is in full bloom at the moment.

1  Thank Anne C
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This was my first ever visit to this oasis of tranquility. It was great to visit with three of my grandchildren & I was quite surprised at how interested they were in the walled gardens. Eventhough the dry spell had taken its toll on the...More

2  Thank silverfox711
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful piece of history and an amazing walled garden 😍 We had luckily brought a picnic and sat in the walled garden as the tea rooms was closed when we visit...

Thank Lottie 0
Reviewed August 2, 2018

You can't go into this castle but you can get around the outside. Really more of a run down palace than a castle.

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Alan I
May 14, 2017|
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Response from eorourke | Property representative |
R93RF80 If you require any further information to plan your visit to Duckett's Grove visit the carlow garden trail website.
April 27, 2017|
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Response from eorourke | Property representative |
No you don't need to purchase a ticket as admission is free. Hope you enjoy your visit.
July 20, 2016|
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Response from Mause11 | Reviewed this property |
From Carlow take R726 (Hacketstown Road) for 10 km to Killerig Cross Roads. Turn left at this junction onto the R418 for 2.5 km, turn left again at the junction.