The Castle Grounds
One of the delights of staying at Springfield Castle grounds is the seclusion and tranquillity offered by the 200 acres of wooded estate. When you drive in through the gates and up the three quarter mile long tree lined avenue you will feel the magic of entering a “different world”.
The estate has many ancient trees up to 400 years old. There are fields of quietly grazing deer and acres of woodland walks tempting you to explore. Springfield is a prime example of an Irish Castle with gardens. The organic farm, woods and gardens at Springfield are all yours to roam and in season you can enjoy a visit to the Victorian era walled garden with flowers, herbs, salads and vegetables produced for the Green Room Café, weddings and meals in Springfield
A tour of the farm with Jonathan on the tractor and trailer to meet the deer is a fascinating opportunity to see nature up close. Wildlife abounds at Springfield castle ground and the dawn chorus in spring and summer may be the loudest thing to disturb you. Walking through the woodlands and avenues you may be lucky enough to see some of the wildlife of Ireland. We have rabbits, foxes, badgers, squirrels, buzzards and even barn owls! If the weather is fine, why not take a picnic or barbeque to a woodland clearing or to the thatched gazebo in the woods and enjoy one of the timeless pleasures of country life. There are also large lawns beside the castle grounds for picnicking and play, we have goal posts for soccer matches !