The Argory

The Argory

Atmospheric Irish gentry house and wooded riverside estate

Built in the 1820s, this handsome and atmospheric Irish gentry house is surrounded by a 130-hectare [320-acre] wooded riverside estate.

The former home of the MacGeough Bond family, a tour of this Neo-classical masterpiece reveals it is unchanged since 1900. The eclectic interior still evokes the family’s tastes and interests.

Outside there are sweeping vistas, superb spring bulbs, scenic walks and fascinating courtyard displays.

Browse the second-hand bookshop and gift shop, explore the adventure playground and relax in The Courtyard Coffee Shop which serves up tasty treats for all the family.

Added to by successive generations it still contains much of its original George IV furniture, and is shown as Mr Bond left it when he donated it to the National Trust in 1979.

The interiors include marbled walls, ornate metalwork and polished brass balusters on the sweeping cantilever staircase. The Argory was lit by acetylene gas from 1906 to 1979 and is one of the most complete acetylene lighting systems to survive in the British Isles.

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