Ardgillan Demesne, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
In 1738 built Ardillan Castle and spectacular parklands overlooks The Irish Sea. It’s a great day out idea for all family, as each family member can find something.
About the Park
Ardgillan park is unique among Dublin’s regional parks for the magnificent views it enjoys of the coastline. A panorama, taking in Rockabill Lighthouse, Colt Church, Shenick and Lambay Islands may be seen, including Sliabh Foy, the highest of the Cooley Mountains, and of course the Mourne Mountains can be seen sweeping down to the sea.
The park area is the property of Fingal County Council and was opened to the public as a regional park in June 1985. Preliminary works were carried out prior to the opening in order to transform what had been an arable farm, into a public park. Five miles of footpaths were provided throughout the demesne, some by opening old avenues, while others were newly constructed. They now provide a system of varied and interesting woodland, walks and vantage points from which to enjoy breath-taking views of the sea, the coastline and surrounding countryside. A signposted cycle route through the park since June 2009 means that cyclists can share the miles of walking paths with pedestrians.
Monday - Sunday 9.00am - 8.15pm
Castle tours are €5.00 per person. Special family rate of €15.00 (2 adults and 2 children).
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