The Birr Castle Demesne, August, 2006

Sherwood Harrington
August, 2006

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On the other side of the castle from the public area one can see this tower, which appears to be a ruin, but is actually a "folly."  Lady Rosse writes that "it and the [castle] walls were built during the famine time when people were paid with food for work."  For more on "Famine Follies," see this article in Wikipedia. .

Birr Castle