August 16, 2013

Yew Walk at Clonegal Castle

"The Yew Walk at the S. East of the Castle, is thought to have been planted by monks. It is a line of 120 English Yew Trees 130 yards long. . . The Yew Walk is a line of 120 yew trees which bend over forming an arch. It is thought to be over 600 years old, being part of the Old Abbey grounds." (From the book "Clonegal Castle" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson)

(photo copyright J.D. Mabbott)