Visitor Reviews
lafcadio Hearn japanese gardens ireland
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A peaceful and inspiring place. It was great to walk through Hearn’s life. It felt like he was there observing us. We will be back.Martina – Italy

What a treasure of a garden. I loved every step of the journey in Lafcadio’s footsteps!
Miriam Murphy – Dublin

Most beautiful thing ever!
Kayla Nyholt – Netherlands

Very splendid place
Takuya Moriwayi – Japan

Absolute gem – a little piece of paradise
Maria O’Driscoll – Dublin

Wonderful depiction of Japan
Herbert O’Reilly Dublin

Marvellous! Worth the detour
Maeve and Frank O’Reilly

A great reflection of Japan with all the details
Frances Lyons – Dublin

Lovely Gardens and Friendly Staff
Greta and John Harrington – Tralee

A wonderful garden, great design and a dedicated team of staff.
Justin Grew – Armagh

Magnificent, even on a dull day.
Fergus Collins – Navan

Very satisfying for the soul
Clare Murphy – Dublin

Utterly stunning!
Anne O’Reilly – Wexford

I have travelled to Japan and it’s a great tribute here
Alannah C – Southampton

What a beautiful journey through history and a lifetime
Ameena Sullivan -Cork

The most stunning and interesting garden I’ve visited
Norma B – Cork

This is a gorgeous little hidden treasure in Tramore. So peaceful, calming and restorative and I loved the history too. Can’t wait to back at Christmas to see it with all the festive lights.
Trish H.

Best Japanese garden I have seen
Gloria O’Shea – Kilkenny

Simply fabulous! Words can’t describe the beauty and calm in the garden
Teresa O’Byrne – London

A little oasis!
Ger Walsh – Waterford

Wonderful garden
Pat and Sheila Mulcahy – Tramore

So good we walked round twice!
John and Olive Chapman

Surprises around every corner
Oma and Jay Collins – Dublin

Excellent Tour
Veronica Keating – Tramore

It’s a piece of paradise
Lydia McGovern

Philip O’Brien – Tramore

Wonderful – a credit to all involved!
Anne Barrington, Ambassador of Ireland to Japan

Tranquil settings with the cheerful chirping of birds in the air, and the promise of many great experiences.
Wishard – South Africa

Thank you for this lovely garden. I read Japanese fairy tales, translated by Lafcadio Hearn, to my little girl.
John and Laura Healy – LA, California

Lots of wonderful views
Caroline Tildesley – Scotland

Gorgeous!! Love the stories.
Christine Lennerton – Victoria, BC, Canada

Beautiful experience, lovely gardens and people.
Anna, Germany

Inspiring and poetic, a work of art!
John Aldrich – Wexford

Otsuki Toshio – Tokyo, Japan

Very beautiful, I love it!
Shiraishi Rei – Fukuoken, Japan

Satoko Inoue – Tokoruzawa, Japan

Lovely visit, great coffee, warm welcome
Scholes/Cummins – Manchester

It made my heart smile
Jasmina A – Germany

Tranquil and magical, a piece of Japan to enjoy
Michelle and Gary – Southampton

Japanese garden as a Japanese garden should be. Very nice.
Gary and Shirley – Hereford

My wife daughter and I were absolutely blown away by our visit. I was amazed how I felt at peace with the world so relaxed and ashamed that it has taken me so long to visit .
I will be back ( how often?)

Albert E

the gardens today. We got an interesting introduction from the guide, Keith I think, to a man that I hadn’t heard of before, though he is well known in Japan. The garden was an oasis of calm, with running streams, lovely plants and seating areas. Finished off the visit with a nice cappuccino. We really enjoyed our visit.
Lisa L

Wonderful place for peace and contemplationLeo Varadkar