Backleas, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal

Duration: 45 mins

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A new garden combined with old natural woodland.  The garden is of some historic significance in that the remains of an aqueduct dug during the famine as a relief project to convey water to a corn mill two miles away is still visible.  Indeed stone mill wheels, a famine pot and lots of bog oak also feature. The entrance to the house is built with stone in the same manner as an ancient fort on the farm.

Contact: Tony Gallinagh

Tel:  074 9131107 /  087 2516806


Open: Sunday 19th May and Sunday 14th July  (1-6pm) or by appointment.

Admission: €5 donation to charity

Directions: In Stranorlar take N13 towards Letterkenny and after 500 metres turn left at Presbyterian Church.  Travel one mile without turning left or right. Garden is on an elevated site on right.