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Between Balbriggan and Skerries, this 18th-century castellated country house sits on the coastline on sumptuously manicured lawns. The house was built in 1738 and contains some fine period furnishings and antiques. But the real draw is the setting, at the edge of the wild Irish Sea, with miles of walking paths and coastal views, as well as a rose garden and an herb garden. Behind the lavish rose garden, there's a nice cafe for a quick bite or some ice cream.