Killashee itself is situated on 280 acres of gardens and parklands, and is surrounded by featured gardens in Wicklow, Kildare and Dublin. Killashee is the ideal base from which to tour the Historic Houses, Castles and Gardens of Ireland. Ireland has a vast array of Gardens and the East Coast hosts some of the most notable. You can enjoy three days of Garden and Historic House visits in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.
Killashee is set on 220 acres of historic & intriguing Kildare woodlands, gardens & park lands. We invite you to take a stroll through our beautiful gardens & take time out to enjoy the peace & tranquility. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the grounds while exploring the splendor of the Fountain Gardens, Emma's pretty Butterfly Garden in association with DEBRA Ireland & the gated Jack & Jill Foundation Garden. There is also the historic Nuns Cemetry and Orchard dating back to Killashee's time as a convent with the La Sainte Nuns. There are four walking trails to choose from ranging in distances from 630 meters to 1475 meters.
Or why not borrow one of our bicycles which are complimentary to all guests.
Estate Maps are available at reception
Opened in 2012, Emma’s Butterfly Garden was the brainchild of Emma Fogarty, Patient Ambassador with Debra Ireland. It was her dream to have a beautiful butterfly garden in a location where those affected by EB could go to enjoy peace & tranquillity. The magnificent fountain draws people to it, and every coin thrown in goes to Debra Ireland.
To find out more about Debra Ireland and EB please click here.
Jack & Jill Children's Foundation
In 2013 we partnered with the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation, the Kildare Growers Association, Peter O’Brien Landscapes & Bord na Mona to create a very special garden. Our garden was represented at ‘Bloom in the Park’ in Phoenix Park and won a much-coveted silver medal in the ‘large garden’ category. After the event, we found the perfect home for this garden back at Killashee. We’d love you to take some time out and enjoy it while you’re here. For more info click here