WHERE NATURE GUIDES PERFECTION
The history of the Powerscourt Estate can be traced back to the 9th century to a territory that stretches across fertile plains and rugged mountainous land.
Known in native Gaelic tongue as “FeraCulann” or Fercullen, it is located in the foothold of the Wicklow mountains, close to Dublin. Ownership has been claimed by many over the centuries, from the native Clans of O’Toole and O’Byrne, to the Norman house of LePoer (who built a castle here and from whom the Estate takes its name.)
In the early 17th century Powerscourt was gifted by Queen Elizabeth I to a favoured army general, Sir Richard Wingfield. The nearby village of Enniskerry came into being as a part of the Powerscourt Estate to house tenants who worked the land in the area.
Enniskerry Village (Ath na Sceire ‘Ford of the Stones’) was built as part of Powerscourt Estate to house its tenants who worked the land in the area. The village was designed and laid out by the architect Frederick Darragh.
The Town Clock was built, at the expense of the 6th Viscount Powerscourt, to commemorate the centenary of the creation of first Viscount in 1743. The monument was presented to the Village on
St. Patrick’s Day 1843.