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Few people know it, but one Dublin family is responsible for creating one of Ireland’s most famous snowdrop displays

25th January, 2015
Prize snowdrops at Primrose Hill in Lucan, Co DublinAll pictures except where stated: Ali Rochford

Primrose Hill in Lucan, west Dublin, has been a place of pilgrimage for snowdrop lovers for many years. Robin Hall, who moved there as a boy in the 1950s, says that there were no snowdrops there at all when his family arrived.

One snowdrop was brought with them from their previous home and, along with some that they received from nearby Straffan House, “they proceeded to interbreed with gay abandon”, as his mother, Cicely Hall,...

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