Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

Enniscoe Museum


Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina, County Mayo

Enniscoe House is famed for its beautiful gardens and boasts a Victorian walled garden, an organic walled garden and 19th century pleasure grounds that extend to the shores of Lough Conn.

The Victorian Walled Garden has recently been restored under the 'Great Gardens of Ireland Restoration Scheme'. The garden includes may of the oringinial plants rescued from what had become a jungle. The garden also includes a stone arch planted with hardy ferns collected by past generations of the Pratt family. The foundations and pipework are now all that remain of the great greenhouse.

The work is continuing with the pleasure grounds outside the walled garden being improved. There are marked paths through the wood to the shores of Lough Conn and the mausaleum dedicated to a former member of the family.

Step back in time and discover the history and wonderful characteristics of this notable walled garden. Walk along the pathways of the pleasure grounds that lead to the lakeshore, or take the nature trail through the old woodland

Group Tours

At Enniscoe we can cater for small groups at a time and we will try to arrange tours to suit your itinerary.

Opening Times

The gardens are open all week except on Mondays, from mid-April to mid-September, from 14.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs and at other times by appointment.