Drive into the grounds of Cloughjordan House and drive into a little bit of Irish paradise. This 400 year old country house situated a few moments drive from the village of Cloughjordan, has the genteel feel of an Ireland of old. Its graceful proportions, manicured lawns and quiet rural setting make for a very restful experience indeed. Behind the tranquil scene which greets all guests on arrival, a pair of dynamic and extremely passionate people run the show.
You can’t walk around the grounds of Cloughjordan House without feeling steeped in Irish history. The house itself has been there for over 400 years, dating back to as early as 1614. It’s covered in a colourful Virginia creeper residual from the historic Hodgins’ Arboretum and nursery gardens that the grounds were once famous for. The property has been in the hands of The Baker family since 1914 when they purchased it from the Hodgins family. In 1922 free state soldiers occupied the house and evidence of their target practice can see be seen on an ancient tree outside.