Aghaboe House was finished about 1730. It was the home to the famous Irish Antiquarian Edward Ledwich circa 1790. Ledwich was the author of 'Antiquities of Ireland' a two volume set with spectacular woodcuts published in 1795. A pristine copy may be inspected by prior arrangement.
The views of adjoining Aghaboe Abbey are enhanced at night with floodlights. The views of the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains, winter home of Finn MacCool and the Fiana or Irish warrior class, are spectacular from the back patio and most of the bedrooms and common rooms.
The newly completed motorway system in Ireland makes the central location of Aghaboe House an ideal base for touring. Nearby golf and historic attractions are plentiful.
If you are looking for a real Irish 'Country Estate' experience this is it.
Large American pellet stoves keep the house warm and aired. The large oil fired AGA stove in the kitchen is an added experience.
There is a separate large sitting room and a separate large dining room as well as an eat-in kitchen.
Aghaboe House is both unique and unforgettable.
Keywords: Irish Period House, Georgian Manor House, Irish Country House, Irish Heritage House
My daughter was born here in 1986 and after completing her medical training in the States may return and run her clinic here.
I stumbled upon the historic property while researching my roots. It turns out that both my great-great grandparents on my Fitzpatrick side were born and raised in Aghaboe before emigrating in the time of the 'Great Hunger'.
I guess that this type of venture could be called a 'labor of love' and never really ends.
I hope that you will find it as enjoyable to be far from the hustle and bustle but near enough to everything you need.
There is a concierge/handyman living in a nearby building on the Estate to assist you.
Unique Country House built almost three hundred years ago with care.
I maintain a large wine cellar to which the concierge has access. The prices for the French and Spanish wines will be based upon continental prices that I paid not Irish prices. My personal preference is for Rioja Crianzas and Reservas so they will be in greatest supply.
I also have a decent library which you could peruse and enjoy.
Kilkenny is some 35 miles away by scenic roads.
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2 night minimum stay
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