This dovecote photo is from Ballybeg priory, a priory of the Augustinian Canons Regular, early 13th century. It is just a mile south of Buttevant town, in N. Cork.
The approach to his A-frame house is along a tree lined drive. The big tree on the right hand side are black walnuts which he planted as 2-foot tall whips in 1971. On the left are two huge wild apple trees, laden with fruit. Inside the house, he has an entire pipe organ, partially assembled. And then there are the stacks of books – on every floor. In shelves, stacked in nooks, piled on the floor – everywhere books. A book-lover’s dream come true.
|Organ pipes - eight feet tall!|