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Angela Jupe welcomes you to
Bellefield House and Gardens,
Shinrone,
Birr,
Co. Offaly
R42  NW82
Click to email Angela.

It is a wonderfully restored old Georgian farmhouse and walled garden.
The gardens are open for general viewing 11.00 am to 17.00 pm from May to October each year - except for Special Events - see elsewhere on this page.

Entrance fee is €5 per person in aid of Roscrea S. P. C. A. - except for Special Events
If you have a Sat-Nav in your car, these are the GPS co-ordinates:
GPS: 52.996261 N, -7.932054 W

 

2019 Snowdrops

Open for snowdrop viewing from  22nd January to 10th February, 11am to 4.30pm.   
A very early display this year following the hot summer and mild wet winter. Almost 300 varieties of snowdrop carpet the walled garden, woodland and driveway  along with hellebores, cyclamen, aconite and iris reticulata and scented shrubs hamamelis and daphne.
Snowdrops, white bells and narcissi for sale.
Entrance €6.
Visit the nearby Church of Ireland in Shinrone village where the grounds are covered with a carpet of snowdrops.

Bellefield Garden Special Events

Snowdrops: January 22nd -  February 2019 10th    
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 4.30pm
A beautiful display of Cyclamen and Hellebores is also on view
Daffodils: February 23rd - March 17th
Tuesday - Sunday  11am - 5.00pm
Both Heritage and Modern varieties will be on display.
Tulips: March 30th - April 28th
Tuesday - Sunday  11am - 5.00pm
Peonies, Iris, and Roses: May-June
Perennials: Including Lupins & Lilies through to late season salvias, asters, dahlias and fruits in season; July - October

NOTE: Entrance fee is €6 per person for all Special Events.
Extra information on Special Events is available on the Events Page

Download a brochure on the gardens by clicking on the image left.

Bellefield House & Gardens has featured on many TV programs down through the years - notably Dermot O'Neill's Gardening programmes which are reshown from time to time.  
Most recently Bellefield has featured on the IrishTV Channel in the Offaly Matters Programme.

 

Bellefield House is:
Situated in gentle farming countryside in the heart of Ireland, close to the Georgian town of Birr, at the foot of the Sliabh Bloom mountains and near to the unique Lough Boora Bog nature park.

The location is perfect for day touring or an extended stay in the comfortable cottages in the grounds.
It is justly famed for its snowdrop and hellebore collection with old daffodils and tulips in Spring. The season extends into Summer with iris and peony displays. Autumn is noteworthy for late flowering perennials, fruit and vegetables.

 
 
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