Home to the West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival, Russborough is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in Ireland. The majority of our evening concerts take place in the stunning Salon, where our audiences can admire Russborough’s richly-decorated interiors and world class private art collection filled with hidden treasures from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
During the day there's a 200 acre park to roam around too, which takes full advantage of spectacular views to the Blessington lakes and the Wicklow Mountains beyond. For younger visitors there’s a 2km maze, a children's playground, an outdoor adventure zone and much more.
Of course, leave time for Russborough's gorgeous new café with a courtyard and explore Russborough’s explore the two-level gallery shop, a veritable trove of interesting gifts.
St. Mary’s Church, Blessington
St. Mary’s Church is one of the most historic buildings in Blessington with wonderful acoustics and a strong connection to Russborough House. It was built around 1680 and its graveyard is the resting place of Russborough’s former owners Sir Alfred and Lady Beit, members of the Milltown family and “The Highland Lady in Ireland” Elizabeth Smith.