Killruddery House

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Killruddery House: An Elizabethan-Revival mansion set in early formal gardens. In the entance hall will be seen the stone Coat-of-Arms of Sir Edward Brabazon, Knight, dated 1586. The stairs wind upwards to a small domed lobby. To the east of the hall lies the Library which is incorporated in the oldest part of the House. The neo-classical style of the Great Drawing Room was probably suggested by the chimney piece. The next room was known as the ladies small Drawing Room but with the reduction of the size of the house in the 1950s this became the Dining Room.

The Angles are the middle section of the garden of entertainment. They consist of a series of walks flanked by the hornbeam, lime or beech hedges which meet at two centre points. Beyond the Angles is an avenue of Ilex trees dating from the 17th century and steps leading to what was known as the bowling green. The Long Ponds are twin canals 187 metres long and known as "miroirs d'eaux". Opposite the Angles on the far side of the Long Ponds is a wooded area known as the "Wilderness". A gate leads out to the Park and nearby is a statue of Venus. There are four Victorian cast iron statues at the entrances depicting the four seasons of the year. Beyond the Beech Hedge Pond are the gardens laid out in the 18th century style. A low yew hedge encloses a rose and lavender garden with a fountain in the centre. Beside this garden is the Ornamental Octagonal Dairy. The Orangery houses a collection of marble statues gathered in Italy in the 1830 - 1850 period.

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Opening times (April):
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM-----12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
*Only the gardens are open.

Opening times (May - September):
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM12:30 PM - 5:00 PM12:30 PM - 5:00 PM12:30 PM - 5:00 PM12:30 PM - 5:00 PM12:30 PM - 5:00 PM12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
*House open May, June and September daily.

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Address: Killruddery House & Gardens, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 286 3405

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