Kilruddery Demesne - Action Area Plan

  • Client:The Earl of Meath
    Site area:485 ha / 1,200 acres approx.
    Budget:n/a
    Timeframe:Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
    Team Members:In collaboration with Pyramid Project & Property Management and MOLA Architecture

    Kilruddery is almost unique among the ‘big houses’ in Ireland; in that it remains the family home of the Earls of Meath. The demesne is an active farm encompasing tillage, pasture, broad leaf and coniferous forestry, heath and screed covered hills. The designed gardens adjoining the house are a rare extant example of the 17th century French style; incorporating; twin canals, allees and a bosquet of Lime trees.

    In order to sustain the upkeep of the house and demesne; it is necessary to broaden the economic base of the demesne and build a brand capable of attracting high visitor numbers.

    The Action Area Plans sets out a framework for the sustainable incorporation of new tourism and leisure uses whilst protecting the character and qualities of the demesne landscape. The plan envisions the demesne being self sufficient for energy and waste; by means of micro generation of hydro electricity and on site treatment of wastewater.

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Daibhi Mac Domhnaill
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e: daibhi@ait-place.ie