November 7, 2013

Lime Tree Avenue

Exiting Clonegal Castle driveway to town.

"The trees forming the Front Avenue are mainly Lime trees with a few Sycamore; they were planted in 1680 from France. In 1933 Mr. Fitzpatrick, of the Forestry Department, included some of these for measurement. Two of them, on the right side, looking down from the castle were found to be 110 feet, the tallest recorded lime and sycamore in Ireland at that time." 

Quote from the book "Clonegal Castle" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson

(photo sent by Stacy S., copyright reserved)