Shankill Castle Gardens
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Paulstown, (Whitehall), Kilkenny,
Ms Elizabeth Cope
Shankill Castle is an 18th-century building surrounded by stunning parkland near Paulstown, County Kilkenny. The garden features Victorian favourites, such as Sequoias and self-sown ash trees.
Shankill Castle Gardens there are remnants of 19th-century laurel lawns and some Victorian favourites like the now gigantic Sequoias and 20th-century self-sown ash trees. The moated garden was once a rose garden, then forgotten and planted with Sitka spruces. Now it is a spring garden, and the graveyard blooms all year round. The walled garden has a charming apple arch under-planted with red tulips and some antique goblet-shaped pear trees trained against a mellow brick wall.
Located on the Carlow/Kilkenny border near Paulstown, Shankill Castle is an 18th-century building that is set in beautiful parkland. The interior preserves much of its original character and features a Georgian staircase, Gothic plaster work in the dining room and a charmingly Victorian drawing room. The stable-yard and the castellated entrance to the demesne are attributed to Daniel Robertson.
Opening on selected days throughout 2016:
Feb 13-21, Apr 30, May 1-2, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, June 4-6, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, July 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, Aug 1, 6-7.13-14, 20-28, Oct 15-16, 21-23,
27-31, Nov 1-6, From: 2pm-6pm.
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