Avondale House

sights / Architecture

Avondale House information

Prices
adult €5, student & child €4
Opening hours
11am-6pm May-Aug, Sat & Sun only Apr, by appointment only rest of year
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Lonely Planet review

Avondale House , a marvellous 209-hectare estate, dominated by a fine Palladian mansion, designed by James Wyatt in 1779, was the birthplace of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846–91), the ‘uncrowned king of Ireland’ and unquestionably one of the key figures in the Irish independence movement. It was his Irish headquarters. Of the house’s many highlights, the most impressive are the stunning vermilion-hued library (Parnell’s favourite room) and beautiful dining room.