January 23, 2015

Castle Yew Walk

"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.  It forms three sides of a rectangle.  The corners were cut out by H. Robertson, to allow a vista to the east and the south.  The largest tree is at the N. West end by the arcaded wall, measure 41 feet high; in width 12 feet and 9 inches.  The branches of different trees join together."  

Written by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson in the booklet "Clonegal Castle".

(photo copyright J.D. Mabbott)