Restoration of historic glasshouses in gardens of Ardgillan Castle. - Open House Dublin 2024

Restoration of historic glasshouses in gardens of Ardgillan Castle.

Ardgillan Castle, Ardgillan Demesne, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Dates & Times
  • Saturday 14th October:
  • 11am – 11.30am
  • 11.45am – 12.15pm
  • 12.30pm – 1pm
Tour type
  • Building Tour
  • Outdoor Tour

Conservation Architects- De Blacam & Meagher

Original Propagation and Vinery glasshouses were originally constructed at Seamount House Malahide, home of the Jameson family, to designs by MacKenzie and Moncur Ltd (circa 1890-1900). They were relocated to Ardgillan and had fallen into disrepair and were restored in 2022 coinciding with the 40th anniversary of ownership of Ardgillan by Fingal County Council. A conservation design team was led by DeBlacam & Meagher Architects.The tour will include the 2 glasshouses and will be led by the project architect.

This tour is pre-book only and booking opens 14 September. Tour starting point- Large glasshouse within the rose garden.

Accessibility Information

Limited universal parking is available at lower car park near the castle. The tour location is approx 400m from parking area and requires travel over graveled paths. General car parking is located inside entry gate to Ardgillan Castle and allow 10 minutes to reach Glasshouse through parkland route
Single step at door of glasshouses

Photography Credit
© Terence Reeves-Smyth


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