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  • 1. Powerscourt Estate 1,000 acres of natural beauty only 20 minutes from Dublin
  • 2. Location of Powerscourt
  • 3. Powerscourt Estate • Powerscourt Estate attracts 500,000 visitors a year and is one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions • The Estate includes Powerscourt House & Gardens, Golf Club, Waterfall, and Garden Pavilion. There is also a 5* Powerscourt Hotel on the Estate • Powerscourt House was renovated in 1996 and features speciality shops, a terrace café and an exhibition describing the fascinating history of Powerscourt. Tara’s Palace, a 22 room doll’s house, is located in Powerscourt House
  • 4. Powerscourt Gardens • One of Europe’s finest gardens, Powerscourt Gardens enjoy a spectacular setting and panoramic views of the Great Sugarloaf Mountain • The Gardens are set on 47 acres and include Italian and Japanese gardens, statues and ornamental lakes, rambling walks, over 200 variations of trees and shrubs and a very unusual pet cemetery! • Visitors to Powerscourt can enjoy two walks in the gardens – 40 minutes & 1 hour long • Visitors can enjoy an audio visual exhibition on the history of Powerscourt Estate www.powerscourt.ie/powerscourt-gardens
  • 5. The Garden of Ireland • Powerscourt is located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow known as ‘The Garden of Ireland’ due to its lush landscape. Enniskerry is a picturesque village with lovely stores, cafés and restaurants www.enniskerry.ie • County Wicklow is a walkers paradise with fantastic walking routes such as ‘The Wicklow Way’ • The beautiful Monastic Site and Glacier Valley of Glendalough is nearby www.glendalough.ie • For more information on County Wicklow’s tourism attractions, festivals and accommodation visit www.visitwicklow.ie
  • 6. Ireland’s Highest Waterfall • Powerscourt Waterfall is 5km from the Main Estate and is Ireland’s highest waterfall. This parkland features woodland walks and wildlife including Deer and red squirrels • The area is surrounded by Beech, Oak, Larch and Pine trees some of which were planted over 200 years ago • Visitors can enjoy picnics and barbecues or a packed lunch in this scenic setting. There is also a refreshment kiosk selling coffee, tea, sandwiches and ice cream! • Younger visitors can enjoy the children’s playground For more information visit www.powerscourt.ie/waterfall
  • 7. Powerscourt Golf Club • Powerscourt Estate is home to two championship golf courses, both rated among Ireland’s top 20 parkland courses • There are some great options for golf group outings and events at the courses including competitions and golf clinics with our PGA qualified professionals • We have a range of breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus to enjoy at the Club House restaurant • For more information visit www.powerscourt.ie/group-golf
  • 8. Shopping at Powerscourt • The Avoca shop began as a mill in 1723 in the nearby village of Avoca • The Avoca shop at Powerscourt has a fabulous range of gifts including rugs and blankets in lambs wool and cashmere. Other gifts include pottery and books, while the food hall has an extensive range of produce including homemade jams and chutneys www.avoca.ie • The Garden Pavilion at Powerscourt has a superb range of gifts for visitors such as home and giftware, plants, bulbs and seeds
  • 9. Tara’s Palace • The Museum of Childhood featuring Tara's Palace is located at Powerscourt House • This beautiful 22 room palace took 20 years to build and shows extraordinary craftsmanship. It is a must see! • See fantastic exhibits including the smallest doll in the world and 300 year old doll houses • For more information on Tara’s Palace visit www.taraspalace.ie
  • 10. Avoca Terrace Café • Visitors to Powerscourt can enjoy a meal at the Terrace Café which has one of the most dramatic vistas in Ireland • There is indoor seating and an outside terrace with a breath-taking panorama of the gardens • Enjoy homemade soups and freshly baked breads, a wide range of salads and sandwiches • Sample Main Courses include: Chicken & Broccoli crumble, beef & Guinness pie, fish cakes • Sample Desserts: Lemon Tart, Coffee Cake Strawberry Roulade, Passion-berry Cheesecake www.avoca.ie/home/explore/our-company/food/
  • 11. The Powerscourt Hotel • The Powerscourt Hotel is a * hotel, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection • This 5* hotel is a 200-room resort showcasing Palladian-style architecture and offering guests a host of amenities • Guests can enjoy dining at its signature restaurants or relaxing in the 30,000-square-foot luxury spa by ESPA • For more information on the Powerscourt Hotel visit www.powerscourthotel.com
  • 12. Group Tour Packages Powerscourt Estate and the Powerscourt hotel have designed some great tour packages especially for groups: Menu Package 1 • Soup & Gourmet Sandwiches • Entry to Powerscourt Gardens • €21.50 per person Menu Package 3 • Three-course Lunch • Entry to Powerscourt Gardens • €34.50 per person Menu Package 2 Two-course Lunch Entry to Powerscourt Gardens €26.00 per person
  • 13. Sample Lunch Menus Menu Package 1 Menu Package 2 – two courses Menu Package 3 – three courses
  • 14. Tour Buffet Lunch Menu €30.50 per person, including entry to Powerscourt Gardens Booking Tour Packages • These tour packages can be booked through the PowerscourtHotel • Contact: Lisa Ferrick (Catering Sales Manager) Ph: + 353 1 274 9628 / E: lisa.ferrick@powerscourthotel.com
  • 15. Frequently Asked Questions • • • • • • • • Address: Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland Phone: +353 (0)1 204 6000 Fax: +353 (0)1 204 6900 Website: www.powerscourt.ie Location: 20 km south of Dublin City Centre, just off the N11. For more information on how to get to Powerscourt visit www.powerscourt.ie/garden-location Season: All Year Group Bookings Necessary: Yes Group Booking Contact: Carmel Byrne (Tourism & Marketing) Ph: +353 1 204 6000 / E: carmel.byrne@powerscourt.net Marketing Manager: Aoife O’Driscoll Ph: +353 1 204 6009 / E: aoife.odriscoll@powerscourt.net
  • 16. Frequently Asked Questions • • • • • • • • • • Average Visit Length: 1 – 2 ½ Hours Guided Tours: Self-Guiding Audio Visual: English Information Guide: French, German, Italian & Spanish Restaurant: Operated by Avoca. Seats 160 including outdoor seating. Picnic Area: Waterfall Shops: Speciality shops operated by the Avoca Group, an Interiors Gallery and Garden Pavilion Coach Parking: Yes Car Parking: Yes Disabled Access / Toilet: Yes
  • 17. Opening Times Gardens: Daily 09.30 – 17.30 Gardens close at Dusk in Winter. Closed December 25-26 Ballroom & Garden Rooms: Every Sunday 9.30 – 13.00. (Year-round) Every Monday 9.30 – 13.00 (1st May – 30th September) Waterfall: Nov-Dec & Jan-Feb: 10.30 – 16.00 Mar-Apr & Sep-Oct: 10.30 – 17.30 May-Aug: 09.30 – 19.00 Closed 2 weeks prior to Christmas
  • 18. Group Rates 2014
  • 19. Getting to Powerscourt Travelling by Air: • Dublin airport is located approximately 40 minutes from Powerscourt Estate. Click here for directions Travelling by Sea: Ports located near to Powerscourt Estate include • Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dublin (30 minutes by car) • Dublin Port (40 minutes by car) • Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford (2 hours by car) Click here to find out how to reach Powerscourt by car or public transport
  • 20. Day Tour & Coach Companies Day Tours • Dublin Bus Ph: + 353 (0) 1 873 4222 • Bus Eireann Ph: + 353 (0) 1 703 2574 • Dualway Ph: + 353 (0) 1 458 0054 Arriving by Coach Below are some companies specialising in coach or mini bus hire: • • • • Alpine Coaches Ph: + 353 1 (0) 286 2547 www.alpinecoaches.ie Finnegan Bray Ph: + 353 1(0) 2860061 www.finnegan-bray.ie Joe Moroney Coaches Ph: +353 (0) 1 2761466 www.joemoroney.com Tony Doyle Ph: +353 (0) 1 488 0043 www.tonydoyle.com
  • 21. Local Taxi Companies Travelling by Taxi: A taxi from Bray to Powerscourt will cost approximately €15 to €20, depending on traffic. There is a taxi rank outside Bray DART station. For booking ahead, local taxi companies include: • Stephen Doolan (Independent taxi) Ph: +353 (0) 872047172 • Bray Cabs Ph: (0) 1 2861111 • Bray Taxi Ph: 086 80755899 (Local) + 353 (0) 86 8075589 (Int) www.braytaxi.com • Bray Town Taxis Ph: + 353 (0) 1 286 0400 www.braytowntaxis.ie • MT Cabs Ph: + 353 (0) 1 286 3633 www.mtcabs.ie
  • 22. Thank-you! Our team would be delighted to answer any questions you may have or provide you with a familiarisation visit to Powerscourt