As part of a meetup group for families, our family went along to meet everyone and explore the grounds of the Ardgillan Castle & Demense about 20 miles north of Dublin between Balbriggan & Skerries.
The park consists of 194 acres of rolling open grassland, mixed woodland gardens overlooking the Irish Se with views of Mourne Mountains to he North and Lambay to the South-East. It was like a mix between Sheringham Park, Felbrigg Hall & Blickling Estate – so very much like a National Trust property.
The playground was great – but maybe just a tad bit big really. Thankfully our kids are pretty good and are not dare devils, but it could be a nightmare for some parents. If you have toddlers & older kids you could not possibly watch them at the same time – far too big.