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Ardnamona, meaning 'height of the bog' was a wilderness up until the nineteenth century. The Oak woods are a remnant of an ancient Woodland that was once more widespread. Today such a woodland is rare in Ireland. It is interesting that many notable Irish Gardens have found shelter in such woodlands. "Romantic and picturesque with an appealing beauty which clings around one's heart and for which it is difficult to find words" is how Lewis in his Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1835, describes Lough Eske and its surrounds. A century and a half have passed yet much of the mystique and atmosphere spoken of so eloquently remains to be experienced to this day. It was the Wray family who built Ardnamona House in the 1830s and were also responsible for the early planting of trees in the Pinetum. These include notable specimens of Nikko Fir, Oriental Spruce, Wellingtonia, Coastal Redwood, Monkey Puzzle and Hiba, forming a long 'ride' leading down to the lake from the house. Th

Donegal Town
Failte Ireland