The wonderful views of Mount Leinster on arrival at Mount House leave no doubt as to the inspiration for the name of the house, which dates from the 1800's. Splendid two hundred year old beech trees shelter the house and gardens, the latter featuring delightful rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias and a wisteria walk.
The Mount is comfortably furnished with many antiques. Dinners are based on good old-fashioned country cooking, using local produce and, whenever possible, fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs from the garden. For the energetic, there is a hard tennis court in the grounds and a croquet lawn.
Located just an hour from south Dublin, the house is close to many golf courses, including Woodenbridge, Coollattin and Mount Wolsey. Horse-riding, hill walking and fishing are all available locally.
George & Adrienne McNally
Fax: (+353) 402 28958
Tel: (+353) 402 28970
- Three rooms
- B&B: €60 - €80 pps
- Single supplement: €35
- €40, book previous day
- Unsuitable for children under 12
- Kennels and stables available by prior arrangement
- Antique shop in courtyard
- Open: 16 March to 31 October
- Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Laser
Mount House & Gardens provide the ideal base for an activity holiday in Ireland. There are many activities to interest all ages and abilities within easy reach and for those wishing to relax and simply take things easy the beautiful gardens at Mount House are a perfect haven.
'The Garden of Ireland' is how Wicklow is described and in summer from 1st May to 31st July many of the most magnificent gardens in this county open to visitors.
Golfers are offered every type of golfing terrain in this sunny region of Ireland as there are over 25 Golf Courses in Co Wicklow ranging from links courses to wonderful parkland courses.
Glendalough has a 10th century round Tower with an interesting visitor centre within a very picturesque setting.
Take M50 south and follow signs for Blessington and on to Baltinglass. Left over bridge and then to Hacketstown. Follow sign-posts for Tinahely. Left down hill, cross bridge and follow road to right; at Coogan's Hardware turn left. House is at top of road on right. From Dublin 1.5 hours.