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Glorious anonymity beckons beyond Avondale’s treetops

Roslyn Dee


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Avondale House, once the home of Charles Stewart Parnell and his siblings

Avondale House, once the home of Charles Stewart Parnell and his siblings

Avondale House, once the home of Charles Stewart Parnell and his siblings

I have walked there in the dim light of the early morning when the wide swathes of emerald-grass meadowland were still wrapped in a blanket of slow-rising mist.

I have trudged there, too, through winter wind and rain, sheltering on occasion under some of the trees that have stood sentinel for over a century.


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