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Sham Fort and Japanese Garden at Tyrella House For EHOD 2019

Date
Sep 15 2019
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Address

90 Clanmaghery Road, Downpatrick, County Down,
T: 07714 954 026
E: tyrella.corbett@btopenworld.com

The Sham Fort at Tyrella is a Folly built circa 1840 & contains a flagstaff and parapet for cannons

The Sham Fort at Tyrella is a Folly built around 1840 and contains a flagstaff and parapet for cannons.

The flag may have been used to summon the crew of the RNLI lifeboat which was housed in Tyrella Boathouse. The lifeboat was launched with the aid of six horses supplied from the farm. The fort has recently been conserved with help from the Follies Trust. Also available for viewing is the Japanese garden which was created around 1907. It has been neglected for over 50 years and work to bring it back to life has been recently started with the removal of over 50 sycamore trees. The garden contains a river which splits in two rejoining downstream and there are several arched bridges over the river. This is very much a work in progress in its early stages.