Gardens Open

It takes a generous person to open their garden to the public for the enjoyment of others. Here lists about 300 gardens open for visiting, some year-round, others by appointment, and be sure to phone ahead.

Barmeath Castle


Barmeath is a flamboyant castle set in over 10 acres of historic gardens over looking Dundalk Bay. Home to the Bellew family since the 1670s, the main design of the garden is by Thomas Wright who came to Ireland in 1745. The grounds feature a lake, islands and a rustic rock bridge, which is typical of Wright’s work. In the walled garden, there is an extensive variety of roses, fruit trees, a summer house, herbaceous border and the vegetable plot.

  • Name:Barmeath Castle
  • Address:Dunleer, Co. Louth
  • Phone:+353 (0) 41 685 1205
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  • Opening Times:1st May-9th June, 9.00am-1.00 pm. Events Heritage Week.
    Groups by arrangement.
  • Memberships:BVGT