Powerscourt Estate

Powerscourt Estate is a 1,000 acre Estate in County Wicklow , notable for its gardens.

The first resident was a Norman noble named 'La Poer' later Anglicised to 'Power' who built a castle in the 13th century. The succeeding centuries saw the castle held for different periods by powerful families such as the O'Tooles and the Fitzgeralds, Earls of Kildare. By the 17th century Powerscourt was the home of the Wingfield dynasty who held the hereditary title of Viscount Powerscourt.

A Palladian mansion was created at Powerscourt by architect Richard Cassel in the 18th century. The 9th Viscount Powerscourt later sold the mansion to the Slazenger family in 1961. The Mansion was destroyed by fire in 1974 and re-opened in 1996, but not to its original glory. It is now home to a range of craft and interior shops.

Powerscourt is home to one of the world’s great gardens and is located 20km south of Dublin City Centre. Set against the backdrop of the great Sugarloaf Mountain , Powerscourt features Italian, Rose and Kitchen Gardens and over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.

The Gardens were laid out over a period of 150 years and were designed to create a garden that was part of the wider landscape, creating one of the most majestic vistas in Ireland . Fine statuary and ironworks collected from across Europe adorn these magnificent Gardens.






Co. Wicklow 

Telephone: +353 (0) 1 2046000  

email: carmel.byrne@powerscourt.net 

Click here  to see a map showing Powerscourt Estate.

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