|   HALF DAY   |



  • Stunning gardens that run alongside one of Ireland’s longest rivers.
  • An informal lecture by a family member about how the river was the medieval highway for trade and transport in centuries past.
  • An invitation inside the family home where impressive ancestral portraits will stir your curiosity about these famous (and some infamous!) ancestors.
  • Homely hospitality in the family dining room where you will be delighted with family stories of today and yesteryear.

Half Day Trip – Approx 3-4 hrs

GROUP SIZE: Minimum 6 guests and limited to a maximum of 10 guests to preserve the intimacy of your experience.

  • Services of a dedicated H&F ambassador throughout.
  • A welcome inside a private 11th century ancestral estate and manor house.
  • Hospitality in the family dining room.
  • All gratuities.

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Prices vary according to departure season and group size.

PRIVATE TRAVEL: Already part of a group of family or friends? Make it a private escorted experience by taking over one of our dates. We may be able to offer other dates at our manor house host’s discretion.

I understand that reserving a space does not ensure that the tour will proceed on that date. This tour requires between 6 and 10 people to preserve the intimacy of the experience


Welcome and Briefing

You meet your fellow guests and your H&F ambassador at an agreed location. Over coffee, you hear a little more about your private visit and your hosts. Then, we travel in convoy driving through the eclectic entrance to the estate.

Arrival at The Estate

On entering the estate, you are welcome by your hosts. You will hear a little about the family and its arrival here more than 800 years ago in 1215.

The River & Estate Gardens 

The impressive gardens run along the River Blackwater and you see the painstaking work involved in their maintenance and preservation. In its day, the river was the main mode of transport and you hear stories about its important for trade and defence.

Invited Inside 

From the outside, this home appears understated. All that changes as you are invited inside and your senses are heightened as to what to expect. Maps of how the estate looked centuries ago are explained and you are transported back in time.

More Rooms, More stories…..

This special family home is perched above the river. Stunning views will enthral you as you look out from above. More stories are revealed which gives you fascinating glimpses into time past.

Time To Relax

After an immersion in the family history and heritage, its time to relax in the family dining room. More stories, stories of today as well as yesteryear, how the family lives today and the challenges of maintaining and being custodians of a very special family home.