Lady Jane Hay

Lady Jane Hay

Much has been written about General Sir Richard Chambre Hayes Taylor ( 1819-1904), second son of Rev. Edward and Marianne Taylor. His correspondence with his mother and other family members provides an insight into his military career in the Crimea and in India. But...
RCH Taylor Letters

RCH Taylor Letters

Extracts from the letters of R.C.H. Taylor, 1819-1904,(Great Uncle Dick), written on his journey to India, sent to his mother, Marianne St. Ledger Taylor (1780 – 1859) atArdgillan Castle (1738), County Dublin, Ireland. Selected by Ian G. Armstrong,February 2017 On...
Captain Edward Richard Taylor

Captain Edward Richard Taylor

Captain Edward Richard Taylor Niall Gossan, a Transition Year student from St Joseph’s in Rush, spent a week with us in April. Niall is passionate about history and was keen to carry out research on the Taylor family. His interest in the social history and legacy of...
Conservation of the Dining Room Chairs

Conservation of the Dining Room Chairs

Conservation of the Dining Room Chairs Conservation of this collection was kindly supported by The Heritage Council’s 2016 Heritage management Grant Scheme. This collection of beautiful 19th century chairs has been in the Ardgillan Castle since it was opened as...
Visit by Michael D. Higgins

Visit by Michael D. Higgins

Visit by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, marked the 25th anniversary of Ardgillan Castle and Walled Garden opening to the public by planting a tree in a ceremony on Saturday, May 6th. President Higgins planted...
Chelsea Flower Show, 2018

Chelsea Flower Show, 2018

Silver Win at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 2018 We are delighted to announce that renowned florist Christopher White and our Head Gardener, Dominica McKevitt have won silver at the RHS – Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show fo rthe Naul Gardening...