Portsalon, Co. Donegal

Carrablagh House

Duration: 120 Mins


Carrablagh is an outstanding example of a well established country garden dating back to the mid 19th century. Set on the eastern cliffs of the Fanad peninsula where Lough Swilly meets the North Atlantic Ocean. Surrounding woodlands protect the specimen plantings within. This most intimate, classic Irish Robinsonian garden has a magical atmosphere, sheltering its botanical treasures in a series of pockets through the woods. The delightful tiny walled garden is filled with unusual trees, shrubs and flowers. There is a venerable Maiden Hair Tree (Ginkgo) and an ancient Magnolia. Rhododendrons flowering in May are a feature.



All the Thursdays in May and first Thursday in June 2-4pm


R246 to Portsalon crossroads, turn right towards Lough Swilly. Pass caravan park, Portsalon Golf Club and Pier road on right. Continue uphill, following long stone wall to second drive on right: “Carrablagh House”.

Covid-19 Statement - 2021

You will find a detailed description of each of our gardens under the ‘GARDENS’ tab along with proposed opening dates and times. However these are, of course, subject to any Covid Restrictions prevailing at the time and so we ask that you check our Facebook page for up to date information on which gardens are scheduled to be open and please phone the owner to be sure before travelling.

Please visit our Facebook Page for all the month by month information on which gardens are open plus any changes to details on our website.

There will be no printed brochures this year.