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Ardglass Bathing House on Discoveringbritain.org

Our Ardglass Bathing House has been included on the Discovering Britain website:

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The Discovering Britain website was set up by the Royal Geographical Society “to help people learn more about the geographical stories behind Britain’s rich and varied landscapes.” It hopes “to bring these landscapes to life by helping you to uncover the stories behind them“, and says of the bathing house:

“Today the Bathing House is admired as a Victorian folly, carefully restored as a reminder of an era when bare flesh was concealed at all costs. Stoic bathers still brave the chilly waters of the Irish Sea, but now mainly with wetsuits to protect their exposed flesh, rather than a stone tower.”

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Beresford Obelisk featured on Radio Ulster

On Saturday 20th June the Radio Ulster programme Your Place or Mine included a feature on the trusts work on the Beresford Obelisk. Primrose Wilson from the Follies Trust, and William Purcell the owner of the land where the obelisk stands, were interviewed about the history of the monument and the restoration process.

The program can be heard below. Please click on the link then the feature begins at about 38 mins 45 seconds into the programme.

 

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Larchhill, Co.Kildare follies video

Ireland has an amazing group of follies on a ferme ornee at Larchhill, Co.Kildare.

See what Lucinda Lambton has to say about them on this video!

 

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Tollymore Park, Newcastle, Co.Down

Tollymore Park, Newcastle, Co.Down

The Follies Trust now has an online guide to the follies and garden buildings of Tollymore Park. The guide is an introduction to the follies and complements the Trust’s latest publication Tollymore Park The Gothick Revival of Thomas Wright & Lord Limerick (see publications).

The online guide includes a delightful hand drawn map by James Howley illustrating the location of the structures. Press here to download the guide now.

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Further recognition of the Follies Trust Knockbreada project:

Further recognition of the Follies Trust Knockbreada project:

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The Follies Trust were delighted to receive a Special Mention of the Jury from Europa Nostra on 1 June 2012.
This conservation project has already received a Commendation from the Georgian Group and NI RICS.

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