This Victorian classical house near the River Slaney is surrounded by lawns, ancient trees and a sunken garden. The Irish historical house can be visited and has a tea room and art gallery. Parts of Newtownbarry House and Gardens date back to the 18th and 19th century and have been recently restored. The Sunken Garden covering approx. two acres is a colourful walled garden which includes a formal oval pool, a fountain and a series of borders filled with shrubs and herbaceous perennials, enclosed by lines of dwarf hedges, mature trees, a rose garden and a lake.
FACILITIES: Car park, toilets and Farm Cafe. Wheelchair accessible.
HOW TO FIND US: In Bunclody town cross over the bridge in the direction of Carnew and the entrance gates are directly ahead.
GPS: 52.65673, -6.65035
OPENING TIMES: May 28th – August 30th, Tuesday to Sunday including Bank Holiday Mondays 12 noon to 6 p.m. Gallery, farm cafe and gift shop also open. See website for gallery exhibitions.
EVENTS IN 2016: First Art exhibition is a Summer exhibition which opens on May 29th and closes on June 27th. The second exhibition Mothers and Daughters opens on July 1st and closes on 25th July. Final exhibition is 10 printmakers which open on 29th July and closes on 30th August.
ADMISSION: Gardens – adult €4/ Conc. & Groups 10+ €3. House tour – adult €4/ Cons. & Groups 10+ €3. Children under 12 free.