Events in May

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Borris House is open!

Visitors can take a tour of Borris House during their visit.  The tour covers all aspects of the history of the house, from the original 15th century castle, through its many subsequent changes and alterations, right up to the present day.  The tour also takes in the rich history of the Kings of Leinster as well as an introduction to the diverse and interesting characters of the McMorrough Kavanagh family who helped shape the house, estate and village of Borris as we see it today.  There are so many things to admire on our tour from the beauty of the Stapleton ceilings to the unique Chapel of St Moling, situated beside the house as well as a room by room description of the exceptional architecture, antique furniture, carpets, porcelain, silver and paintings on display.

Opening Times:

Grounds & Woodland Walks: Open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from May until September  from 12.00 – 17.00.

House & Demense: Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from May until September.  Guided tour of house at 14.00, 15.00.  Tours take approx. 60 minutes.  Please note that admission to the house is by guided tour only.


Borris House (guided tour) & Grounds:  Adult:  €10.00.  Children (0-16):  Free.    Groups of 10+, please ring in advance as places may be limited

Borris Grounds only:  Adult:  €5.00.

Borris House has undergone much restoration work in the past 20 years, however, there is still much to do.  We have many projects under development that will add to the visitor experience however we cannot achieve this continuous process of repair and improvement without the generous support of our visitors and volunteers.


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