A unique and fascinating part of the Gardens is the Pet Cemetery which is the resting place of the much loved pets of the Wingfield and Slazenger families. It’s situated in a quiet part of the gardens where you can enjoy the striking colours of Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Roses in May and June. The cemetery is believed to be the largest pets’ cemetery in any private Irish garden.
Children will love reading the names and learning about the animals buried in the cemetery, some half a century ago. The families had a wide variety of pets including children’s ponies ‘Tommy’ and his wife ‘Magic’ as well as ‘Swift’ and ‘Bully.’ Another favourite pet included ‘Eugenie’ the Jersey cow who had 17 calves and produced over 100,000 gallons of milk! The names of the pets are a joy to read such as ‘Mrs Mare’, ‘Little Bots’ and ‘Doodles Chow’. You may get some interesting and amusing ideas when naming your next pet!
In the interest of public safety and the absolute requirement for social distancing, we have decided to close the Estate, including the House, Gardens, River Walk and Waterfall, until further notice.
We have given the situation a great deal of thought and we understand that our visitors will be disappointed by this and we apologise for the inconvenience it may cause, particularly when being outside in nature is beneficial for mental and physical health.
At this time, we all have a social responsibility, including Powerscourt Estate, to minimise any harm to our friends, colleagues, and families. We will be reviewing this situation on an ongoing basis. Please keep an eye on the News Section of our website and social media for updates.
Thank you for your understanding and patience and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Estate before not too long. We hope you and your families are keeping safe.