Avondale House, the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891) one of the greatest political leaders of Irish history.
Set in a magnificent forest park of over 500 acres with tree trails and walks ranging in duration from one to five hours. This beautiful Georgian House designed by James Wyatt and built in 1777 contains fine plasterwork and many original pieces of furniture.
The American Room is dedicated to Admiral Charles Stewart - Parnell’s American grandfather who manned the USS Constitution during the 1812 war.
Visitors are introduced to this wonderful historical house by a specially commissioned audio visual presentation. Other facilities include a licensed cafe, book shop, picnic areas, children’s play area, three orienteering courses (maps can be downloaded at www.coillteoutdoors.ie) and large car/coach park.
- Samuel Hayes - built the house
- Sir John Parnell (cousin)
- William Parnell (youngest son)
- Catherine Parnell Wigram (daughter)
- John Henry Parnell (brother)
- Charles Stewart Parnell (younger son)
- John Howard Parnell (brother)
- unknown 1899
- William Boylan
- to the State 1904