walk the rooms of avondale house
Step back into Avondale House that was home to the Parnell family and get a taste of life on a 19th century country estate.
The guided tour of Avondale House invites you to walk through the rooms where the eleven Parnell children played together, where Fanny and Anna planned a women-led agrarian movement and hear Charles Stewart Parnell, Charley to his family, practising his speeches from the first-floor balcony. It will introduce you to the champion of trees Samuel Hayes and give you a taste of life when Avondale was a pioneering forestry school.
No tour is the same and you will never forget your time At Home with the Parnells
The Avondale House experience can be booked online in advance here Guided Tour
Tickets can also be purchased at the Visitor Centre on the day
The Avondale House guided tour takes place on the ground floor of the house, ensuring that it is fully accessible to all visitors.
Tickets for the Avondale House guided tour can be purchased in advance online or alternatively at the Visitor Centre on arrival subject to availability.
There is a maximum of 12 places on each guided tour.
We recommend the guided tour is suitable for children age 8 upwards
Tour times vary throughout the season, please see here for the tour times scheduled on your preferred date Avondale House Guided Tour Times
Please meet your guide at the Visitor Centre when you arrive for your scheduled tour time.
Guided tours of Avondale House will take 45mins – one hour.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or alternatively at the Visitor Centre on the day subject to availability.
We will endeavour to accommodate late arrivals on the next available tour slot, however this will depend on availability on the day. Please arrive on time for your scheduled tour time.
Toilets are at the following locations
Seed Cafe ground level
Courtyard accessible changing places
*coming soon, additional courtyard toilets