Curraghmore House and Gardens, Co Waterford, Ireland’s Ancient East

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  • Created: October 25, 2016
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Waterford
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A hidden gem in Irelands Ancient East, Curraghmore House and Gardens is Ireland’s largest private demesne at 5,000 acres and the historic home of the ninth Marquis of Waterford, the De la Poers family, who came to Ireland from Normandy around 1170. Please find Curraghmore house and get directions on our free App for iPhone and Android and share your photos on the ActiveMe facebook page.

Curraghmore House, Waterford, Irelands Ancient East
Curraghmore House, Waterford, Irelands Ancient East

The 1,000 acres of formal gardens contain Irelands tallest tree, a 55m (180ft) high Sitka Spruce; Irelands oldest bridge, King John's Bridge built in 1025 across the Clodagh River and also The Shell House built in 1751 containing shells from all over the world. Curraghmore House and Gardens is located near Portlaw in Co Waterford and is only a few minutes drive east of the Comeragh Mountains Scenic Drive on the R678.

Curraghmore House Aerial View, Waterford, Irelands Ancient East
Curraghmore House Aerial View, Waterford, Irelands Ancient East

In addition, twelve miles boundary walls and four sturdy wrought iron gates which surround the estate were built as part of a famine relief programme in the 1850's.  Visit www.curraghmorehouse.ie for more information, great stories, opening times and prices. Curraghmore House is one of the Top visitor attractions in Waterford. Please find it and get directions on our free App for iPhone and Android and share your photos on the ActiveMe facebook page.

1. Curraghmore House and Gardens, Co Waterford, Ireland's Ancient East

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