N7897 : The old Horse Chestnut tree in Dun na Ri Forest Park

taken 6 years ago, near to Kingscourt and Magheracloone, Cavan, Ireland

The old Horse Chestnut tree in Dun na Ri Forest Park
The old Horse Chestnut tree in Dun na Ri Forest Park
This great tree, its canopy providing a sheltered playground for a young family, is one of many fine things to be seen in historic Dun na Ri Forest Park on its 565 acres, through which flows the deep-cut and thickly forested valley of the River Cabra N7897 : The Cabra River valley: Dun na Ri Forest Park

Once an estate with a resident landlord (Pratt), it was deserted by him in 1814 for a nearby property, and so today Dun na Ri also boasts the ruins of what he left behind – his house (Cabra Cottage), an ancient Holy Well, Ice House, walled garden, the remnant’s of Fleming’s Castle (part of the Plantation of 1607), a bridge built it is said by the Normans in the 12th century, across which Cromwell’s troops in the 17th marched to attack the castle of the O’Reillys at nearby Muff N7897 : “Cromwell’s Bridge” in Dun na Ri Forest Park . Of the ancient village of Cabra, which before 1760 consisted of some thirty houses, there is no sign except for a beautiful lake (Lady’s Lake) which used to take the water that passed through the village Flax Mill N7897 : “Lady’s Lake” in Dun na Ri Forest Park

The Dun na Ri estate, which was acquired by the Irish Forest & Wildlife Service in 1959 and developed into public parkland, is now run by Coillte who harvest the Norwegian Spruce and Oak trees grown here N7897 : The Cabra River: Dun na Ri Forest Park
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 19 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Country estates  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 7884 9747 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.2427N 6:48.0458W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 7881 9747
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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