Kilfane Glen and Waterfall
Kilfane Glen and Waterfall is a pristine example of a romantic era garden dating from the 1790s. Untouched for 200 years, it is a picturesque paradise with a waterfall tumbling its way to a rushing stream and woodland paths leading to a cottage orné. Tiny bridges sit among ancient trees, wild fox-gloves, ferns and other historically correct 18th century planting. Read more about the story of Kilfane.
While restoration of the cottage and glen was taking place, a different project emerged in the upper garden. Kilfane Trust was born to help introduce new art and artists to Ireland. Artists are invited to propose work and then accepted proposals are created in situ. The open areas and woods with inter-connecting paths provide excellent spaces to work in. Read more about the trust and art at Kilfane.
The garden is listed as an Irish Heritage garden and was awarded assistance in 1993 by the European Union Cultural Commission. As an amenity it covers about 15 acres of easily accessible natural landscape. Other nearby gardens of historic significance are Altamount, Haywood (Luyteens), Mount Juliet, Woodstock and Ballymaloe Kitchen Gardens.
Access to the garden can be arranged with advance notice during all months except July and August. Exclusive use of garden and cottage orné will be yours for your special date. Also included are complimentary preview sessions for you and your photographer. Please contact us for rates and further information. Charges are based on time required and number of wedding party.
- Open to the public daily from 11am to 6pm from July 1st to August 31st.
- Directions are available from Google maps.
- Admission fee of €7 per person. Reductions for students, OAPs and families.
- Location, group booking and catering facilities are also available.
- Email us or phone +353 56 7727105 for more information.