Glenveagh Castle Gardens


Castle Gardens in June

Genius Loci Glenveaghensis

It was a stroke of genius indeed to have sited the Castle at such a key and central point in the “valley of the birch” Gleann Bheithe.  That singular and bold act has led to the creation of this magical habitation now in the care of the Irish State.

The seeming random chaos of nature, the rough sculpted shapes of cliff and granite mountainous mass rising dramatically over the dark and often turbulent waters of Lough Veagh, provide the back drop to the ordered structure of Glenveagh Castle that shines like silver when lit by the sun, with its charming courtyards, Walled Garden, Pleasure Grounds and Woodland Gardens.

The Gardens are open all year round and admission is free.

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