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Striking house in beautiful Carlow countryside

As you approach Duckett's Grove, it is hard to take your eyes off the building rising out of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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 September 1, 2018
Darlington, South Carolina
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“walled garden”(12 reviews)
“afternoon tea”(9 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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Duckett's Grove is a romantic ruin of a house, built by the Duckett family and 'disneyfied' by one family member in the 19th century. It is a stunning roadside ruin. This house was abandoned in 1916, occupied by the IRA for a while and finally...More

5  Thank DavidHabsburg
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Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We'd visited before and the cafe was closed but decided to make an afternoon trip with our small baby for a light lunch. We were shocked at how poor the service was! We waited 40 minutes for two bowls of soup. Two ladies who came...More

3  Thank mcdaido
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All reviews walled garden afternoon tea tea room well worth a visit walk around car show beautiful ruin fantastic building candle shop great piece of history ruined house coffee shop lovely place for a picnic definitely worth short stroll old building fruit trees
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you approach Duckett's Grove, it is hard to take your eyes off the building rising out of the flat lush countryside. We visited for a very well organised Vintage Car Show. There was a great atmosphere on the day and the photos of the...More

Thank Ulysses2012
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit. Several small authentic artisan shops. Off the beaten path a little but great parking.

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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

I loved, loved, loved this place. Sometimes it is all you need, to see something that has not been restored. The setting was beautiful and you can only imagine what the castle was like in its hay day. Really liked the gardens. We had a...More

1  Thank pjalexxx
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A lovely place for a picnic or a short stroll with the family and the dog.. a lovely little cafe onsite. It's nice to walk around and imagine what the castle was once like before ruin.

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

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 September 1, 2018

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 August 27, 2018

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 Antrim_Man69
Reviewed August 26, 2018 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 August 22, 2018 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 189lc
Reviewed August 18, 2018 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
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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.