Avondale House & Forest Park
Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
The Charles Stewart Parnell Museum

In the peace of Avondale there are only memories….

Charles Stewart Parnell, ‘The Uncrowned King of Ireland’, was born in Avondale in 1846, when Ireland was in the grip of famine, and went on to become one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history. He dedicated himself to the goal of Ireland as a nation and he pursued it unswervingly, until a rose was thrown across his path and opened a new world - the world of love, and his passion for Katherine O’Shea.

Visit this wonderful historical house, with original furniture and plasterwork. Facilities include 'The Kitchen Café', 500 acreas of magnificient parkland with walks, a play area and orienteering courses.


Open: Open April to October. Check website for opening times

Admission: Admission fees apply.

Contact Information

Address:Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

Phone:+353 404 461 11


GPS Coordinates & MAP

52.9166, -6.2270