A house in Cork, on the site of one of Ireland’s top free visitor attractions is to be refurbished at a cost of €1.6m.
Works on Doneraile Court will enable public access to the ground floor and provide visitor reception and an interpretive exhibition area in the three main reception rooms of the house.
The historic house, which dates to the late 1600s, is within the walled Doneraile Wildlife Park. The
site, in excess of 400 acres, has deer and cattle herds, formal gardens, walks along the Awbeg River, and plants and wildlife.
It was last year named by Fáilte Ireland as the country’s fourth most popular free visitor attraction.