CURRAGHMORE

From Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland (1900)

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Description of County Waterford | Curraghmore | Reginald's Tower and Quay | Lismore Castle | Waterford Map

CURRAGHMORE.—This manificent demesne, situated in the midst of woody scenes, and wild and varied prospects forming delightful combinations, embraces nearly five thousand acres of ground, and is the seat of the Poers, or Beresfords, marquises of Waterford. The mansion is of comparatively modern date being erected in 1700 on the site of an ancient castle of which some portions still remain. The characteristic of Curraghmore, says Rev. Mr. Ryland, in his history of the county, is grandeur; not that arising from the costly and laborious exertions of man, but rather the magnificence of nature. The beauty of the situation consists in the lofty hills, rich vales and almost impenetrable woods, which deceive the eye, and give the idea of almost boundless magnitude. The variety of the scenery is calculated to please in the highest degree, and to gratify every taste; from the lofty mountain to the quiet and sequestered walk on the bank of the river, every gradation of rural beauty may be enjoyed.

Curraghmore

Curraghmore

Description of County Waterford | Curraghmore | Reginald's Tower and Quay | Lismore Castle | Waterford Map

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