ONE OF IRELAND’S MOST BEAUTIFUL VISITOR EXPERIENCES
Walk back in history with expert guides through a stunning Palladian mansion with handcrafted stucco ceilings, furniture from the 18th century and further back in time. Stroll through historic parklands including an ancient hippodrome and 18th century walled garden or visit the rhododendron garden and woodlands whilst admiring some of the most stunning views in Ireland.
Russborough's unique history mixes culture, historic furniture and art from across the globe. It also showcases traditional handmade crafts in the east and west courtyard as well as demonstrating down to earth rural life in Ireland with its hugely popular sheepdog demonstrations. Relax and enjoy this unique cultural experience from admiring the inspiration of high class Palladian architecture to enjoying daily rural life and creative crafts people at work.
Sir Alfred and Lady Beit bought Russborough in 1952 to house their impressive art collection. They left this historic mansion, its collections and their fascinating life story to the Irish public in 1978. From this extraordinary act of generosity visitors are now welcome to one of Ireland’s most unique attractions.
Enjoy an award-winning house tour, a unique 3D exhibition, a maze, children’s playground, gift shop, scenic walks, award-winning tea rooms and a fabulous gift shop. The artisans at Russborough also display their unique crafts including candle making, blacksmithing, wood sculpting, stone masonry, weaving and ceramics in their studios in the east and west courtyards.
Russborough is a not for profit organisation. All monies generated through events, visits and sales are invested in the careful upkeep of Russborough and its Demesne.
Russborough is situated on the N81, just 2km past Blessington and only 45 minutes from Dublin.