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Ireland; island 2, Rossdohan

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

A private garden until it was abandoned about six years ago. There is a proliferation of local rumor about its ownership. The ‘garden’, is a profusion of tree ferns and a jungle of exotic plants – dating from the late 1800’s – juxtaposed with some remnants of a formal garden, containing an overgrown lily pond. No less than twelve architects were consulted by the owner on the Cape Dutch style house, produced in the end by Michael Scott, a replica, it would seem, of Groot Constantia (TE Stoakley, Sneem, The Knot in the Ring). The house was destroyed by fire in 1955.

Ireland; island 1, Valentia

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009