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Gardens & Grounds

Killashee itself is situated on 55 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.

We invite you to take a stroll through our beautiful gardens & take time out to enjoy the peace & tranquillity here at Killashee. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the grounds while exploring the splendour 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 Cemetery 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.
Estate Maps are available at reception

Debra Ireland

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, Killashee Hotel 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. The 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, the perfect home for this garden was found back at Killashee. Killashee would love you to take some time out and enjoy it while you’re here. For more info click here