The monument in the town centre, dedicated to the local men who died in the 1798 denotes Ballinakill's historical significance. The towns broad main street and large central square reflect Ballinakill's standing in the 17th century as an important centre.
Italianate gardens at the towns edge were created in 1906 by the famous landscape designer Lutyens for Colonel Poe at a cost of £250,000 and are a rarity in Ireland, the gardens are opened by appointment.
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Ballinakill, Co. Laois, Ireland
Completed in 1912, the property consists of gardens, lakes, woodland and architectural features. It was transferred to State ownership in November 1993 from the Salesian Fathers who had taken care of it since 1941. The formal Gardens form the centre-...