The Estate


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.

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