Louth and Meath Gardens day trip

August 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Louth and Meath gardens day trip by coach on Saturday 6th August 2022
Cost: €89 (includes garden entries, gratuities, lunch and transport)
Numbers are limited, priority booking for RHSI members until 11th July.

The Itinerary

Coach leaves Foxrock Church car park at 8:30.
Please be there at least 10 minutes before departure.

There will be a north side pick up at Ashbourne Pillo Hotel, Co. Meath at 9:30.

10:00 Visit to Rosie Mayes garden (The Insomniac Gardener) Slane, Co. Meath.
The owner Rosie will give us a personal tour of this three acre garden.

12:30 Lunch at Shanliss House, Ardee, Co. Louth.

Lunch is a hot and cold self-service buffet with wine and many non-alcoholic drinks (included in your tour price)
Shanliss is a working farm and garden where we will have a leisurely stroll before our feast of a lunch.
Please inform us of any special dietary requirements so these can be catered for.

14:30 Visit to Barmeath Castle, Dunleer, Co. Louth. Tea and coffee will be available outside weather permitting.

Return to Ashbourne Pillo Hotel for 17:15 and return to Foxrock Church car park for 18:30

For emergencies only phone Margaret Quinn 087 2865453 or Susan Loughnane 087 6880440
N.B. Please wear sturdy footwear.

The Gardens

Insomniac Gardener

Rosie Maye’s garden is close to Slane village – three acres of relaxed gardens, including a pond, a white garden, a woodland, a vegetable garden, beautiful pots and a plant sales area. The entertaining host will guide us around her garden with a personal account of her favourite plants. This is sure to be an enjoyable morning.

Shanliss House

A beautiful country estate and historical house on a working farm where we will receive a tasty and generous lunch prepared by the home owner. This visit is sure to leave fantastic memories of a very enjoyable experience.

Barmeath Castle

An historic castle set in fine parkland grounds where we will enjoy a guided tour by the owners, the Bellew family.
The gardens include a lake, a recently restored walled garden with vegetable areas and fruit trees, a woodland area and some wonderful sculpture pieces. Respect to wildlife and nature is given in this garden.


Airfield Estate Gardens

Ardan Garden

Ballintubbert Gardens and House

Ballycommane Garden

Ballyedmond Castle Garden

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballyrobert Gardens

Bantry House and Garden

Belvedere House Gardens & Park

Benvarden Garden

Birr Castle Garden

Blarney Castle and Gardens

Burtown House and Gardens

Colclough Walled Garden

Collon House

Coolaught Walled Garden

Coolwater Garden

Dawros Gallery & Garden

Dower House

Dromana House and Gardens

Festina Lente

Fota House – Victorian Working Garden

Gash Gardens

Glenarm Castle Walled Garden

Glenavon Japanese Garden

Hester Forde Garden – ‘Coosheen Garden’

Hunting Brook Gardens

Irish National Stud and Gardens – The Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Garden

Johnstown Castle, Estate, Museum and Gardens

June Blake’s Garden

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

Kilgar Gardens

Killruddery House and Gardens

Killyreagh Garden

Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens

Kilravock Garden

Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Garden

Lodge Park Walled Garden

Loughcrew Gardens

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

Oakfield Park

Old Deanery Garden

Patthana Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Rowallane Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Seanabea Cottage


Strokestown Park Gardens

Tourin House & Gardens

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden

Website development: Neal Walsh Web Solutions