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Last updated: June 9, 2015
The gardens are located south of Dublin in east county Wicklow, just 3km from the N11 road, between Wicklow town and Rathdrum.
If driving South from Dublin on the N11, leave the motorway at Junction 18 south of Wicklow.
Cross the motorway and take the L1113.
Keep to the main route, and you will find the entrance to the gardens on your left after 5 km.

If driving FROM the south on the N11, leave the motorway at Junction 18 If driving from RATHDRUM, leave the village on the R752, signposted as Deputys' Pass (Glenealy - Rathnew - Wicklow). At the uphill side on the hairpin acute bend about 1 km from Rathdrum there is a right turn (L1152 Barndarrig). After 4km turn right and after a further 2.5km you will come to a T-junction. Turn right and the arboretum is on your left after c. 1km.
GPS users
either use the Garmin loc8 system with this code: SLP-21-LP9
or input the following latitude 52.9341 and longitude -6.1529.
Google map location of Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens

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Facilities: Car and Coach parking available, but note that the front entrance gates are currently too narrow for larger buses. Tearooms open during Garden opening hourse, closed 1 hour before closing. Toilets.

Address: Kilbride, Co. Wicklow

Telephone No: + 353 404 48844

Winter (October 27 to mid-Feb)
Mon-Sun 9:00-16:30
Summer (mid-Feb to October)
Mon-Sun 09:00-18:00
The Cafe hours are 10:00- 17:00 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
Useful Links:
National Botanic Gardens Home Page

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