• Articles and links that reveal the rich tapestry of Irish heritage, culture, architecture and landscape design.

  • For your convenience, download the current brochure or email info@hcgi.ie to have a copy sent to you by post.
  • Discover the profiles of our 73 membership properties located around the island of Ireland and find them easily on the interactive map.
  • Check out the wide range of events, exhibitions and courses taking place in every month of the year.

  • Click on any image you like and go straight to the information that will make your visit memorable.

Welcome to the Houses, Castles and Gardens of Ireland


Where you can journey through the tapestry of Irish history, cultural heritage and rich tradition. See Irish architecture at its finest: great Georgian buildings of the 18th century; Palladian mansions; country manors and Gothic Revival houses of the Victorian era.

In nearly every county you can explore many of the most famous castles and other historical landmarks throughout Ireland to discover their fascinating stories.

Immerse yourself in the glory of internationally renowned gardens and detect rare and beautiful botanical treasures. Stroll amongst formal 17th century gardens, landscape parkland of the 18th century, walled gardens, kitchen gardens and cottage gardens of the 19th and 20th centuries and play hide-and-seek in a teasing maze or two! Enjoy river and foresty walks, majestic arboreta and rustic wilderness.

Browse our website to plan your visiting itinerary all around the island of Ireland such as: a wide variety of events; guest house accommodation; wedding venues and film locations!
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