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An enigma wrapping inside a mystery, if Wicklow is the garden of Ireland, what does that make the awe-inspiring, all-blooming, all-powerful Powerscourt…?

The garden of the garden of Ireland…?

Whatever the answer to that particular riddle, the good news is, when it comes to exploring the most beautiful patch of this rather beautiful county of ours, your lockdown prayers have been answered. From Monday, June 8th, Powerscourt Gardens & Waterfall is back on the menu.


Here’s the lowdown…

Firstly, to say thank you and ensure that those you need a break out in nature the most, Powerscourt is giving a 25% discount on adult or family tickets to all HSE staff from Monday to Friday. HSE employees just need to bring identification with them, and we’ll happily accommodate. 

The Avoca food hall is also now open stocked with some of the best homegrown and artisan foods and products.  Take-away coffee, treats and ice-cream are currently available.

There is more good news for families this summer at Powerscourt, family tickets for entry to the gardens for 2 adults and three children are just €26.00, which is a saving of €12.  Entry to the Waterfall for families (includes 2 adult and 3 children) is only €16.00, which is also a saving of €7.50.

Careful consideration has been given to facilitate social distancing and safety measures at both the Gardens and the Waterfall.  A list of all the safety measures and facilities are outlined on the Powerscourt website news section.

And to mark the grand reopening, those loveable, huggable Powerscourt people have put together a competition for you lucky, lucky Guide readers. Yep, there are two free Powerscourt Gardens & Waterfall Family Passes up for grabs. And all you have to do to get your greedy mitts on one is answer this rather easy-peasy question

The Powerscourt Estate was constructed in 1741, 1841 or 1941?

Just pop your answer in the comments below, and we’ll announce the winners on Sunday, June 7th. Around teatime.

In the meantime, to book tickets for the Powerscourt Gardens and the Powerscourt Waterfall, just click right here. Now.

Now, come with us as we chase that waterfall here, and discover dinosaurs roaming free at Powerscourt here. Pics by Tomek Pietrzak, Brian Morrison and Pablo Photography.


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  1. Alison Norman says:


  2. Brian Loughman says:

    1741 and what a garden ! Had the fortune of working there one glorious summer.

  3. Orlagh ryan says:

    1741 fab prize

  4. Gareth says:

    17.41………. 19 minutes before the Angelus

  5. Olivia Mc Donald says:

    Was finished in 1741 love family days out at powers court especially the waterfall after heavy rainfall

  6. Michelle Marrey says:

    The Powerscourt Estate was constructed in 1741

  7. Peter Patrick says:

    1741,Powerscourt Estate

  8. Vincent Mc Gloughlin says:


  9. Leonie Hogan says:

    Great prize! Answer 1741

  10. Nicky Brooks says:


  11. Cianán Power says:

    1741 good luck 🙂

  12. Nikki Brooks says:

    Such a tremendous prize. I passed it yesterday visiting Lovers Leap and was just thinking how wonderful it would be if it was open again and to do a social distance walk and coffee with family.

  13. Colette Hunt says:


  14. Sarah Lindsay Evans says:

    1741 great prize

  15. Sarah Parker says:


  16. Paul says:

    Calisto Zeus 1741 what a BLOOMING generous prize.. ‍♂️‍♀️

  17. Paul says:

    Gillian Coffey 1741

  18. Paul says:

    Elaine O’Connor 1741 lovely lovely prize!

  19. Paul says:

    Top Fan
    Shin Murdiff-Mulligan 1741, oh how I’d love to win this prize!

  20. Paul says:

    Angela Blackbyrne 1741,used to sneak in there all the time when we were kids , just walked across the airstrip hoping no one would send us back , bit like quarantine

  21. Paul says:

    Linda Cooke 1741,amazing prize

  22. Paul says:

    Mary O’Loughlin I’ve been cocooning since day 1. I so need this wonderful prize to lift my spirits. Thank you. ❤️

  23. Paul says:

    Mary O’Loughlin 1741, Apologies, I should have included this answer with my comment. Thank you. ❤️

  24. Paul says:

    Aisling Doyle 1741

  25. Paul says:

    Claire Aylward 1741. Lovely prize

  26. Paul says:

    Aliha Saleem 1741

  27. Paul says:

    Samantha Byrne 1741.. oh would love this prize..40th birthday Saturday

  28. Paul says:

    Lea Finn 1741 would love this

  29. Paul says:

    Melissa O Shea 1741 would love to take my kids into the gardens for their first time. They have been to Santa there a few times beforec

  30. Paul says:

    Kevin Hennessy 1741 The daughter would love a stroll around, and it would be great to finally photograph the waterfall in all its glory!

  31. Paul says:

    Anne-Marie Hatton 1741 would love to bring my mum and Dad who have been cocooning for 3 months ❤️

  32. Paul says:

    Naomi Manek 1741. Great to see more and more local businesses and amenities opening back up. This would make a lovely day out

  33. Paul says:

    Clara Romano It was 1741, would be an amazing prize to win ,so beautiful

  34. Paul says:

    Louise Gilbert 1741 would love to win this and share with my fellow midwifery colleague Rachel Bee and Bessie friend ,

  35. Paul says:

    Jim Breetveld 1741, could really do with some good news for a change!

  36. Paul says:

    Liz Archer 1741 would love a pass for the summer staycation

  37. Paul says:

    Niamh McDermott 1741. A blooming fab prize to win! Fingers crossed 🙂

  38. Mike Glennon says:

    1741. : )

  39. Niamh Hatton says:

    1741. Thanks!

  40. Terri O'Leary says:

    Answer 1741

  41. Farzana says:

    1741. Thank you, that would be such a lovely prize.

  42. Jackie leonard says:

    1741 would love to win ❤️

  43. Colette Cresswell says:

    1741 …Construction started in 1731 but finished in 1741 Yes please

  44. Ann Chambers says:


  45. Claire Doyle says:


  46. Trish Hennessy says:


  47. Sinead Wallace says:


  48. Yvonne ONeill says:


  49. Aisling Foran says:


  50. Lynda Murphy says:


  51. katie killane says:

    1741 !

  52. Sarah MacMenamin says:


  53. Neasa Cosgrave says:


  54. Paul says:

    Georgina Bowles Kirwan 1741 would love this, such amazing place for days out on the doorstep! Japanese gardens are my favourite

  55. Paul says:

    Fidelma Cleary 1741

  56. Paul says:

    Top Fan
    Gillian Coffey 1741

  57. Paul says:

    Joanne Gear 1741

  58. Paul says:

    Zephine McCann 1741

  59. Paul says:

    Anne Fitzgerald 1741

  60. Paul says:

    Shirley Farren 1741

  61. Paul says:

    Sally Wurthmann 1741 lovely family outing!

  62. Paul says:

    From Alec Byrne – 1741

  63. Paul says:

    From Tracey Byrne – 1741

  64. Paul says:

    From Samantha Byrne – 1741.. oh would love this prize..40th birthday Saturday

  65. Paul says:

    From Dee Archer – 1741 would love to visit. Missed our outings so much during quarantine

  66. Paul says:

    From Jane O’Neill – 1741, missed my birthday trip this year. My fav place to go in Wicklow. Super prize!

  67. Paul says:

    From Jennifer Southern – 1741!!!! Fantastic place!!!!

  68. Paul says:

    From Ann-Marie Greene – 1741

  69. Paul says:

    From Michelle Barrett – Pittsburgh

  70. Paul says:

    From Marja-Krstina Akinsha – 1741

  71. Paul says:

    From Adrianne Pullen – 1741. Should be in Nerja from 12th June so now planning a stay cation visiting local sights so would love these tickets

  72. Paul says:

    From Kay Cheevers – 1741 would love this fantastic prize

  73. Emily Mahon says:

    1741 !

  74. Mary-Anne Jordan says:

    1741. It’s an oldie….but a beauty!

  75. Mary-Anne Jordan says:

    1741…..its an oldie but a beauty!

  76. Paul says:

    The competition is open!