All too often, there is a complicated relationship and perception that the writer has noted – a curious and somewhat understandable perception of the populace in treating country houses (sign of the invaders) in isolation to ordinary landscapes, towns, activities and movements. 1,145 more words
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Under Brehon Law trees were protected and heavy fines were imposed for the destruction of trees based on a hierarchical classification.
Airig Fedo – ‘Nobles of the Wood’ (Cheiftain Trees): Daur – Oak, Coll – Hazel, Cuilenn – Holly, Ibar – Yew, Uinnius – Ash, Ochtach – Scots Pine, Aball – Wild Apple. 488 more words
1. The Irish name for the town is Ceannanus Mór, which means chief fort, big fort or head fort. Hence the Taylour family, who were landlords of the town from the 17th century onward, acquired the title “Lord Headfort”, later Marquis of Headfort, and Kells thus has the Headfort Arms Hotel, Headfort Golf Club etc. 239 more words
Dún na Rí Forest Park (“King’s Fort”), on the outskirts of Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, is fashioned out of the former Pratt estate of which Cabra Castle was the ‘big house’. 663 more words
Less than twenty minutes drive from Dublin, County Meath is full of the green rolling hills, narrow, winding roads, beautiful old houses and ancient history that make Ireland so special. 614 more words