28 Jul Powerscourt Gardens & Waterfall , Enniskerry , County Wicklow
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The 17th century Palladian mansion designed by Richard Castle for the Powerscourts was gutted by fire in 1974 and only the shell remains. The grounds in which it stands , however , are outstanding. The formal gardens were begun in 1731 but a century later the 7th Viscount Powerscourt – who had no heirs and loathed his brother who was due to inherit – decided to deplete the family fortune by creating an elaborate garden.
It was designed by Daniel Robertson who supervised the work while being pushed around in a wheelbarrow nursing a bottle of sherry! The nearby waterfall is truly beautiful and a real must see.
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