Step back in time to enjoy a traditional Christmas at Mount Congreve Gardens.


Christmas Opening Hours
Thurs, 1st – Sun, 4th Dec inclusive 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thurs, 8th - Sun, 11th Dec inclusive  9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thurs,15th - Fri, 23rd Dec inclusive  9:00 am to 8:00 pm 
Thurs, 27th - Sat, 31st Dec inclusive  9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thurs, 5th - 8th, Jan inclusive  9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Step back in time and experience the Christmases of days past at Mount Congreve. Imagine an enchanting Christmas setting, filled with the scents of mulled wine and cookies, the sounds of festive carols, and the romance of an enchanted forest. Enjoy festive afternoon teas, wreath-making workshops, Christmas Family Movie Nights as well as our shopping nights in the Secret Garden shop

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Enjoy some old-world charm and visit Mount Congreve Gardens this Christmas for Festive afternoon tea in the beautifully restored Tack Room. Surrounded by gardens, trees, birds and wildlife, our afternoon tea is served on three-tier cake stands with crisp white linen, Irish silverware, and fine bone china. Sit back & relax while enjoying freshly prepared finger sandwiches, scones and decadent pastries in the warm country estate surroundings. We offer different afternoon teas, including traditional, vegetarian and gluten-free menus. Cakes are freshly prepared on-site with locally sourced ingredients where possible.

Our afternoon tea is an experience you won’t want to miss when visiting Mount Congreve Gardens this Christmas.

To avoid disappointment pre-booking is required with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. We are now accepting Festive Afternoon Tea bookings for 24th November – 8th January – Thurs – Sun. Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Duration: 1hr 45

To book, please email our Estate Team at or telephone +353 (0) 51 384 115

Craft, Creativity and Christmas in the Heart of Mount Congreve Gardens!

Have you always wanted to create your own Christmas wreath? During this hands-on festive wreath-making workshop you will walk the gardens with Horticulturalist Aoife Munn and she will share her top tips for picking yuletide foliage and natural materials. To personalise your wreath, you are invited to bring foliage from your own gardens - ivy, holly, all evergreens, open cones, bay leaf, dried flowers, hydrangea heads, seed heads, eucalyptus all work well... but we will also have everything you will need on-site and Aoife will also supply lots of additional extras and all other materials are provided. Once made, you will bring home your wreath to display in pride of place in your home.

Also included in the first of our Blackbird series of events is Festive Afternoon Tea.

Date: Sat, 3rd Dec 2022
Morning session: Arrive from 9:30 am - Wreath making workshop begins: at 10:00 am sharp with Festive Afternoon Tea at 12:30 noon

Afternoon session: Arrive from 12:15 pm - Festive Afternoon Tea at 12:30 noon Wreath making workshop begins: at 14:00 pm sharp

Location: Please present to Mount Congreve House
Duration of workshop: 2hr

Get the kids ready for Christmas with a family drive-in movie under the stars at Mount Congreve Gardens.

Drive into Mount Congreve Gardens and enjoy family-friendly movie fun on the big outdoor screen. Drive in yourself and leave in your car. Book Now to avoid Disappointment!

Dates: Sun, 4th, Sat, 10th & Sat, 17th Dec
Location: Main house
Movie: Coming soon
Duration of Movie: Coming soon
Rating: Coming soon
General Admission - 5 Seater €34.95

This ticket admits a car and a maximum of 5 people
General Admission - 7 Seater €35.95
This ticket admits a car and a maximum of 7 people

Christmas Shopping Nights
A magical shopping experience located in the 18th-century grounds of Mount Congreve Estate. This year, we will feature a wide range of gifts, stocking fillers and gifts for under the tree that reflect the beauty of nature and the gardens. Discover a collection of luxury local artisan produce and unique gift ideas. Become a member to receive extra discounts.