Powerscourt House and Gardens, Enniskerry, Wicklow

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: September 6, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Wicklow
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Near Enniskerry it is a large country estate. Where Powerscourt House stands today there was once a 13th century medieval castle, owned by the Le Power Family from which ‘Powerscourt’ takes its name. Powerful Irish families including the O’Tooles and the Fitzgeralds battled for possession of the castle and its lands over the succeeding centuries. In 1603 a new era began at Powerscourt, when Richard Wingfield was granted Powerscourt Castle and its lands as a reward for his military achievements by Queen Elizabeth.

1. Powerscourt House and Gardens, Enniskerry, Wicklow

Altitude: 144 m