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Stone Head by Viscount Lismore

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017

What is now called Glengarra Wood is a part of County Tipperary that was granted by Charles 1 to Sir Richard Everard in 1640. In the ensuing Cromwellian wars, Sir Richard supported the royalist cause, which resulted in the confiscation of his property and its transfer to the Lismore family, who held the lands until 1940.

Glengarra head

In the latter part of the 19th century, Viscount Lismore built a hunting lodge in the wood and planted the banks of the river and road leading to it with many native and exotic trees, including Cedars of Lebanon, Sequoiadendron, oak, spruce, laurel, birch, alder and Scots Pine. Today, Glengarra Wood is home to some 60,000 threes and the lodge, which is being refurbished as a youth hostel, is guarded by fearsome stone creatures.


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