Birr Castle Demesne

Sherwood Harrington
August, 2006

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The structure at the entrance across the moat that marks the boundary of the public and private areas of the Demesne.  This structure and the moat beneath it are examples of "Famine Follies": projects undertaken by those who could to provide work for the needy (to be paid in food) during the famine years of the 1840's.