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‘I’ll tie myself to a tree to protect this nature reserve,’ vows Baron of Dunsany as he fights rail line going through estate

Peer opposes Dublin-Navan route crossing his wild lands

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Randal Plunkett, 21st Baron of Dunsany. Photograph by: Fran Veale

Randal Plunkett, 21st Baron of Dunsany. Photograph by: Fran Veale

Randal Plunkett, 21st Baron of Dunsany. Photograph by: Fran Veale

A nobleman whose sprawling castle grounds have been transformed into a nature reserve has vowed to risk going to jail rather than let a railway be built through his estate.

Randal Plunkett, the Baron of Dunsany, is behind the country’s biggest rewilding project at historical Dunsany Castle in Co Meath.


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