Jenkinstown Woods & Garden
Jenkinstown Wood was once part of the large estate of Bryan ? Bellew and is situated just 10km north of Kilkenny off the Castlecomer N76 road. The old house build in the late 18th Century is long gone having been so badly designed and constructed, fell just a short time later. There is now a private newly remodelled house with a purpose built Chapel wing on this site. The remnants of 1870s parkland have survived, including rare Necklace Poplars. There?s also a small garden commemorating the poet Thomas Moore, who wrote the Last Rose of Summer while staying at Jenkinstown House. The actual Rose that inspired him lives on as a cutting taken from it flourishes in the National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin, Dublin.