Ardgillan Heritage Trail

The team at Ardgillan Castle have been working on a Heritage Trail that will be a free amenity in the public park. This trail will
be created in collaboration with Fingal County Council. This year the Culture & Heritage Officer at the castle creating a project with St
Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush. This project included different TY group being brought to the castle throughout the year with their teacher Ms. Dunleavy. The groups were brought on a tour of the trail with the castle manager and got the chance to learn about the hidden features in the landscape. As part of their visit they would pick a different aspect of the trail and they would submit a piece on
this feature. This work was done with their teacher and was a great way to get the students to engage with the history of the park.

The trail once completed will be dotted around the park ad will represent the hidden history that lies in the park. It will include places that are no longer used, buildings that have been demolished and aspects of the park that would have been created in the Taylor’s time, such as the  Ice House and the Wells.

Here are some samples of the work that ws completed by the group. Big thanks to them for ataking part and to their teacher Linda Dunleavy.

The Alcove Wall
The Ice House
The Victorian Walled Garden
The Glass House
The Railway Halt
Sties & Wells
The Lady’s Stairs