Fish pond

Woodlawn Water Features

B. Doherty

1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map
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25'' Ordnance Survey Map of Galway showing fish pond
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Fish pond

Recorded Monument GA086:242 is the site of a fish pond. It is located to the west of the ice house and was part of the many landscape features of Woodlawn House. Its proximity to the ice house was convenient for the storage of the catch of the day. To the north of the fish pond there was a larger man-made lake. These water features are overgrown today but clearly visible on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map.

Happy Childhood

Bob Ashtown recalls fishing for trout in his poem ‘My Happy Childhood days 1902 – 1912’. ….Beside those pools, I learnt at last How best each chosen fly to cast And many a sporting fish held fast, And many I lost in play!’

 

 

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