Swiss Cottage Heritage Week Events
SATURDAY 25th AUGUST:MOLONEY'S MOBILE FARM 2.00pm - 5.00pmInteractive farm experience. Children can pet & feed the animals in a safe environment.Swiss Cottage is inspired by Queen Marie-Antoinette's cottage orné at Versailles, where she kept a variety of farmyard animals & birds at her specially designed "ferme orné", or ornamental farm. 200 years on, enjoy the "ferme orné" experience at Swiss Cottage with Moloney's Mobile Farm. FREE ADMISSION TO THE EVENT.SUNDAY 26th AUGUST:FREE ADMISSION to SWISS COTTAGE 10.00am - 5.15pmSwiss Cottage is one of the finest surviving examples of a "Cottage Orné" in Europe, & is steadily gaining popularity as one of Ireland's finest architectural gems. Influenced by its idyllic natural setting, the cottage was designed to blend with its rustic surroundings. Come and hear the story of the origins of this unique style of architecture & the fashionable young aristocratic couple who built it on their estate over 200 years ago.Free guided tours available throughout the day on a first come first served basis.