Tulaigh an Eallaigh – "the Hill of the Swan"
Tullynally Castle & Gardens
Tullynally is a magnificent, privately owned castle estate near Castlepollard.
Although the castle itself is not generally open to the public, you can explore up to 12 acres of parks and woodlands - some of which date back to the 1800s. Maybe you will find tranquility in in the Chinese garden or drift away to the healing sounds of waterfalls and streams in the Tibetan garden.
Tours of the castle kitchens take place each Sunday from April to September while full tours of the gothic style castle are available to groups of 20 or more by arrangement.
What's On At Tullynally Castle
Information For Visitors
Opening Times, Fees & Admission Policies
Tullynally Castle Gardens & Tea Rooms are open from 11am - 5pm, Thursday to Sunday (plus bank holidays) from March to September.
Please purchase your tickets from the Tea Rooms.
- Car & coach parking
- Marked walking trails
- Tea room
- Toilet facilities
Tours & Trails
- Pick up a guide from the Tea Rooms and follow one of the suggested routes.
- Join Morag for a "Below Stairs" tour each Sunday at 3pm from April to September and learn about what life was like for castle servants in days gone by.
- Bartle D'Arcy is a registered tour guide based in Fore. He has an in depth knowledge of Irish History and is an accomplished story teller. He is available by arrangement to offer tours of the gardens to visiting groups.
Find out what other visitors had to say about Tullynally Castle Gardens.
A gem off the beaten track, well worth a visit for a walk around the gardens. Also the connection with the Myth of the Children of Lir as Tullynally translates as the Hill of the Swans.
For history lovers, woodland walkers and garden fanciers - this is a great place to visit. Part of the former horse stables are being used as a coffee shop but it doesn't disturb the original feel or atmosphere of the location.
They provide a pocket map with two loops and I would recommend doing the longer one as it really doesn't take all day. You could do it all in an hour and a half at a leisurely pace.
Walled garden full of pears and orchard dripping with apples. The quietness is just fab.