Avondale House and Forest Park in Rathdrum

Avondale House and Forest Park is located in Rathdrum (county of Wicklow)

Address: , Rathdrum
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Phone: 0404 46111
E-mail: avondalehouseenquiries@coillte.ie / helena.doyle@coillte.ie

Avondale House was built in 1779. In 1846 Charles Stewart Parnell was born in the house, one of Irelands greatest ever political leaders of modern Irish history. Today the house is a museum. Avondale is a beautiful Georgian House designed by James Wyatt and built in 1777 and completed in 1779 contains fine plasterwork by the Francini Brothers and many original pieces of furniture. The American Room is dedicated to Admiral Charles Stewart – Parnell’s American grandfather who manned the USS Constitution during the 1812 war. Visitors are introduced to this wonderful historical house by a specially commissioned audio visual presentation. Other facilities include a licensed cafe, book shop, picnic areas, children’s play area, three orienteering courses and numerous walking trails.


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