Friday June 5, 2020

Bridging a garden's years at Altamont

A stone arch frames the view, a glimpse of sylvan tranquillity down the avenue of mature beech trees known as Nun's Walk.

21st May, 2005

A stone arch frames the view, a glimpse of sylvan tranquillity down the avenue of mature beech trees known as Nun's Walk. This is the entrance to Altamont, an estate eight kilometres from Tullow that consists of a delightful small house surrounded by 40 acres of parkland and gardens.

Altamont's riverside site once boasted a castle and was home to a monastery and a nunnery in the 16th century. The house was built around 1770, but...

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