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Straffan Butterfly Farm

Ovidstown, Straffan, Ireland
+353 1 627 1109
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Great place but a shame it had to close down

Brought the family here several times when it was still operational, brilliant being able to be... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Amazing place its a pity its now gone.

I loved this place and visited it so many times, its a pity that it is now closed. Perhaps someone... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
London, England, United Kingdom
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11 Jan 2017
“Great place but a shame it had to close down”
7 Jul 2016
“Amazing place its a pity its now gone.”
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Ovidstown, Straffan, Ireland
+353 1 627 1109
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Brought the family here several times when it was still operational, brilliant being able to be surrounded by so many exotic species of butterfly, kids loved it too.

Thank Socdemrep
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I loved this place and visited it so many times, its a pity that it is now closed. Perhaps someone might take it over an open it again it was a truly unique place.

1  Thank 506julian
Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is a small attraction but a lovely day out for the family especially in good weather. The butterflys are indoor and the staff give expert information. A gentle and informative day out.

Thank 333Celine333
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Wow. Only heard of this farm very recently, what a pity it is now closed for good. Very interesting, well organized, something very special about butterflies fluttering around your head, has to be experienced to be appreciated.

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Wonderful little Butterfly farm. Where on entry your met by stick insects and other wonderful creatures. We met the lady who runs it who couldn't have been nicer. Spent time telling us things about the individual butterflies and helped me to get an amazing photo....More

Thank 1IrishMrs
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This place has been on my wishlist for quite some time so when I heard it was closing down we drove to Kildare with the kids. I was not disappointed (albeit disappointed it was closing down) The whole experience was magical. The first room had...More

Thank fairyfree
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Sadly, this is the last year that it will open. This is a fantastic display of butterflies. There were many butterflies of different sizes and colours flying around the hot house. They also have a display of exotic insects and spiders. All the staff were...More

Thank ComedyDad
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Loved this wonderful collection and chatting to the fascinating Foxes who have made this hobby available to the Irish people for the last 30 years educating thousands of children and adults in such a colourful and entertaining way. So sad to see it close tomorrow...More

Thank Anneof
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This place is like a little piece of heaven. It was a little hard to find but I'm useless with directions haha!! From the minute I arrived the staff were so nice.I don't like insects so avoided the first room but the butterfly flying around...More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

This was a lovely place to visit with our little one. She was able to get up close to loads of different butterflies and had a chance to rub a stick insect (but declined)! The staff were great, really friendly and informative. As well as...More

Thank happycamper098
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7 July 2015|
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Response from desmond f | Property representative |
The last day the Butterfly Exhibition will be open will be Sunday 30th August and sadly it will be closing permanently after that date. We have been open for 31 years and I would like to thank all our visitors over the years... More