Curraghmore House Receives GLAS Scheme Funding to Restore Traditional Estate Boundary Walls At Clonagam and Sallyhene.
Earlier this year we applied to GLAS to repair and restore some boundary walls that have collapsed over a period of time. We were fortunate enough to be granted funding to allow us to return the walls to their former glory.
The 11 miles of traditional stone walls that surround the estate are a visual historical landmark to the area and have been identified as of local historical importance. The majority of these walls were built during the time of the 3rd Marquis and his wife Louisa in the mid 1800’s.
As with any restorative work of this kind, a team of experienced work masons are required, using traditional methods to restore the damaged walls. The original stone was reused from site, which would be of particular importance to us in our commitment to conservation practices. The walls were rebuilt using lime and mortar and those completed to date are restored authentically.
The family are grateful for all the guidance and assistance given to them by the Heritage Council and the Department of Agriculture. See below the repaired walls situated at Clonagam and Sallyhene. See below the Clonagam wall prior to works being carried out.
JUNE, 23rd Sunday- 4pm
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM – Open Air Theatre on the Lawns
JULY, Friday 12th – Sunday 14th
COMERAGH WILD FESTIVAL
JULY, 13th Saturday
OLD VELOS CLASSIC RACING BICYCLE TOUR
JULY, Saturday 13th
Celebrating Lady Catherine’s Life
As part of the Comeragh Wild festival, on Saturday the 13th of July at 3pm, historians Julian Walton and William Fraher host an afternoon Commemorating Lady Catherine Beresford Née Power. The talks will be accompanied by a traditional afternoon tea in the formal dining room. The event includes both talks and afternoon tea in the house and a visit to the Shellhouse. Tickets €50 pp. (available through Eventbrite)
Due to limited numbers, places must be pre booked.
JULY 14th, Sunday- 4pm
WUTHERING HEIGHTS- Open Air Theatre on the Lawn
AUGUST, Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th AUGUST
ALL TOGETHER – MUSIC FESTIVAL