A newly restored 19th Century walled garden set against the backdrop of Knappogue Castle in the heartland of County Clare 

Dating from 1817 the beautiful 1.76 acre garden is now restored to its former splendour.  The tall and imposing walls of the walled garden have now been refurnished with climbing roses, grapevines and many clematis varieties. There are two gardens; the rose garden, which is pictured on the right and the walled garden.


The garden's centrepiece - Bacchus, the Greek God of Wine, reflects the former epicurean philosophy and lifestyle of the medieval castle.  The garden's main features include the pergola, the tranquil gazebo, the rockery with fernery, shrubberies and pathways lined with herbaceous borders.  The garden supplies the Castle with fresh herbs for daily use in the preparation of the medieval banquet.  


In the magical setting of Knappogue Castle, this is a romantic oasis to sit and picnic or just escape the "madding crowd".  This young garden offers horticultural therapy, a healing environment and a tranquil haven with something of interest for everyone.  Come and visit us!  Shannon Heritage has recently launched an annual membership card, offering free admission and parking at all 7 Shannon Heritage Visitor Attractions for 1 calendar year from date of purchase.  More information is on the Membership page of the Shannon Heritage web site.


Visiting Times

  • Opening: May to early September 

    Times: 10am-4.30pm



  • Address: Knappogue Castle, Quin, Co. Clare

    GPS: 52° 48' 51" N, 8° 51' 42" W

    Directions: Situated off N18 Limerick-Ennis road near the village of Quin 


What to Expect

  • Admission Fees: €6 per adult Family (2 adults & 2 children) €14.65 Family (2 adults & 6 children) €17.50 Student €3.50 

    Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible garden

    Children: Must be accompanied by an adult in castle & garden

    Dogs:  Permitted in garden on lead and accompanied by an adult

    Facilities: Toilets 



  • Name: Reservations at Shannon Heritage 

    Telephone: 061-360788 

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