December 17, 2013

Castle Grounds

"The garden is counted to be the second oldest garden in Ireland.  The terraces were laid out by Alexander (ii) Durdin in about 1860.  Much of the wilderness was tilled, for root crops.  The terraces were dug down about 4 feet and the bank removed by the Rev. Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, who also filled in the path on the southeast side of the Castle and the path running from the house to the centre walk."

Quote from the booklet "Clonegal Castle," by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson.
(photo by Stacy S., copyright reserved)