Powerscourt House and Gardens is just south of Dublin in County Wicklow. The original house was a 13th century castle. In the early 17th century, Phelim O’Toole owned much of the land until he was killed by the Wingfield family who took over the estate (condoned by King James I of England). The estate has been owned by the Slazenger (sporting goods) family since 1961 and is a tourist attraction and golf course. Below are a few pictures.