The Lady Anne Walk that originally connected Hazelwood House with Ardaghowen has received funding for the trail to be extended and renovated. The historic nature walk was built for Lady Anne Butler, the wife of John Arthur Wynne. It is believed the Walk was built sometime in the early to mid-1800s and or part of it was built as a famine relief project in the 1840s.
Ardaghowen House was originally built as a dower house for a Wynne widow. It was available for use by the widow of the estate-owner. The widow, often known as the Dowager, would have moved from the larger Hazelwood House into the dower house on the death of her husband, allowing for the heir, usually her son to move in with his wife and family.
Ardaghowen originally called Ellenville was built for a Wynne dowager and the trail provided scenic access by carriage to the…
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