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Walk amongst more than 800 years of History. Explore the rich and picturesque details of the home of the 9th Marquis of Waterford at Curraghmore House & Gardens.
Curraghmore gardens have some of the first exemplar of unique trees in Ireland
House, Shell House Tour & Garden Entrance
€20
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Enjoy the comunion between nature and history in County Waterford
Guided House Tour
€15
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Curraghmore House is an historic landmark in the heart of Waterford
Shell House Tour & Garden Entrance
€12
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Sustainable Tourism in County Waterford
Gardens Entrance
€7
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Getting there

Visitors to Curraghmore must be aware to enter our Estate & Gardens via the main gate, located about 1km from Portlaw. All other entrances are closed to the general public.
We strongly advise following either the Eircode or the latitude/longitude information on your navigation tools such as GPS or mobile App.

Address: Curraghmore House, Curraghmore, Portlaw, County Waterford, X91 X598

Sat Nav Coordinates of the Entrance:.
Latitude: 52.291328 Longitude: -7.327881

By Car:
From Waterford City: 21km, 25-35mins

Follow the R708 onto the R710 before heading west bound on the R710 for 7km. At the Old Kilmeaden Road Roundabout take the first exit onto the Old Kilmeaden Road and continue on that road for 5.7km. At the end of the L4410 Old Kilmeaden Road turn right onto the R680. Continue on R680 for 4.2km before taking a left onto Coolfin Meadows (following signage for Portlaw). Proceed on Coolfin Meadows into Portlaw town before taking the 2nd exit at Malcolmson Square before following the road for 800m to the entrance of Curraghmore House. From there it’s a 2km drive through the grounds to the house itself.

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From Dublin City: 169km, 2h-2h 30mins

Using the M50 take the exit at junction 9 to merge with the N7 and following signage for Limerick/Cork/Waterford/N8/N9. Continue on the N7 for approximately 120km until you see signage for N10/Waterford/Kilkenny/Kilcullen to merge onto the N9. Follow the N9 until Junction 10 and take the R699 exit to Thomastown/Knocktopher. Take the 3rd exit on the roundabout for R699 before continuing onwards and joining onto R701. Continue on R701 until you reach the N24. Continue on the N24 until you reach the R698 exit following signage for N76/Kilkenny/Portlaw/Piltown/Fiddtown. Continue on R698 following signage for Portlaw until you reach Malcolmstown Square where you can take the 2nd exit before following the road for 88m to the entrance of Curraghmore House. From there it’s a 2km drive through the grounds to the house itself.

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Public Transport:

The main public transport option to Curraghmore is the 609 Suirway Commuter service that leaves from the Main Bus depot on the Quay’s in Waterford City to Queen Street in Portlaw where it’s just a short walk to the Curraghmore House and Gardens entrance. From there it’s a 2km road through the grounds to the house itself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some areas of our Estate might not be accessible to people with mobility issues. Please contact us at alan@curraghmorehouse.ie and we will do our very best to accommodate your group.

Curraghmore House & Gardens adheres to the latest Government guidelines in regards to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Check the latest updates at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3361b-public-health-updates/

Pets are allowed at Curraghmore House & Gardens. All pets must be kept on leads once on the Estate during your visit.

Drive into Portlaw Village and follow the signs or use the following Eircode X91 X958 which will take you to the main entrance.

We are open from the May Bank Holiday Weekend until the end of September.

We are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on Bank Holidays.

There are 2 tours on the days we are open, 11am and 2pm.

Yes these tours need to be prebooked by contacting alan@curraghmorehouse.ie

All private tours can be booked through alan@curraghmorehouse.ie

10 adults is the minimum number.

The tearooms are open on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays during the summer season.

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Travel Further into our History

Interested in learning more about the magnificent history of Curraghmore House and it’s resplendent grounds? Why not try a private tour where you can be accompanied by one of our experts as they showcase the rich history of the house and grounds through it‘s art & architecture.
Private tours
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Complete your Experience

Discover the History of Curraghmore through this beautifully produced Booklet containing some stunning photographs of the Estate.
Only €16 (incl. delivery anywhere in the world).
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What Our Visitors Have Said

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Jacqueline H, May. 2022
We are absolutely stunned by the beauty and atmosphere ...
of Curraghmore. No doubt it is testament to the 'Waterford' ancestry, but to the many staff who have worked tirelessly and respectfully towards its upkeep and preservation. Evelyn, our guide was a wonderful woman, whose love for Curraghmore, is so apparent. We initially thought she was a member of the family!! Her voice is so hypnotising. It is to her Hollywood should look when they need an Irish accent coach. Even in the coffee shop, the girls made it feel like we were having coffee at a friend's house.
To Lord Waterford, we thank him for allowing us to experience his ancestral home and all the familial, national and international history that goes with it.
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Annedeg41, May. 2022
This is the best stately home I have visited. Some of t...
he property dates to the twelfth century.
The rest of the house is eighteenth century with an interesting front door.
Evelyn our guide was terrific. Her family have lived on the estate for generations.
Highly recommended.
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olop555, Aug. 2021
Historic but lived in Big House - Wonderful
I rec...
ently visited the beautiful Curraghmore House and Gardens and was not disappointed. From the moment we entered the gate into the demesne, the wonderful place came alive. The architecture of the house and stable yard is extraordinary. The rear of the house, as we discovered, houses a 12th-century tower house. The remainder of the house is mostly eighteenth-century. We arrived just before a scheduled tour and as we had just ordered coffee and dessert in the tearooms, we asked a lovely member of staff to hold our cakes until after the tour. She politely obliged. We joined the tour, led by the articulate and well-informed Evelyn who pitched the tour at the perfect level of information. Sometimes, tours of historic houses can leave one weary after ten minutes. The house is magnificent and full of the family's possessions, collected over many generations. The art collection is extraordinary. As the family continues to live in the house, it does not feel like a museum, which is a lovely touch, and recent family photographs adorn the tables. Following the tour of the house, we were shown to the incredible Shell House which dates to the early years of the eighteenth century and is lined entirely in shells. It is a must-see. The gardens are wonderful and in perfect condition. Look out for the sculpture of a stag's head - inspired by the family's motto and emblem. We enjoyed our trip to Curraghmore and will return. It was very good value, and the cake was worth the wait - the best carrot cake in Ireland! An altogether welcoming Big House experience.
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