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James Shepherd the Wells Gardener
Words from Wells
19/12/2018

James Shepherd, the Head Gardener of Wells 1907

Richard, the grandson of James Shepherd the head gardener at Wells House and Gardens in 1907. He came to visit the Wells Estate and especially to see the Gardeners Cottage. It was the most emotional and uplifting experience for him…
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Words from Wells
23/10/2018

A visit from the past…

Many of us have weird sensations when seeing shadows or shapes out of the corner of our eye, only for them to disappear when we turn to look and while you may be a nonbeliever or someone who is not…
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Oaks and the Great Avenue of Wells House
Words from Wells
20/07/2018

A Wells House Country Garden & Our Champion Oak

It was a gentleman named Robert Doyne and his wife and Annette Constantia who made all the design changes to Wells House in the early 1800s, that you see today. They employed the help of renowned architect of that time Daniel…
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Words from Wells
20/06/2018

Wells House and Gardens Saved from the Fires of the 1798 Rebellion

This time of year, we remember the anniversary of the 1798 rebellion. A prominent point in history that affected the dynamic of life in Ireland at the time and shaped our lives today. The Rebellion in Wexford broke out close to…
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Words from Wells
01/06/2018

The Life of a Lady’s Maid

A lady's maids' specific duties included helping her mistress with her appearance, such as make-up, hairdressing, clothing, jewelry and shoes.…
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Words from Wells
30/04/2018

The Sport of Kings

There is a rich history of falconry on the Island of Ireland. The skill of falconry was initially a way to catch food for impoverished people and a sport for the rich - the so called ‘Sport of Kings.’ A…
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Words from Wells
21/03/2018

The Familiar Pooch of Wells House

In the middle of the 19th century there was a notable shift in behaviour of people towards companion animals. Members…
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Words from Wells
21/03/2018

The Success of the Humble Turnip

The turnip is synonymous with Irish cuisine. A root vegetable that we often under appreciate. Here at Wells House and…
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Words from Wells
21/03/2018

A Tale of Betrayal and Treachery at Wells

Wells House was built in the second half of the 1600s by a man named John Warren. A stern and loyal soldier to Cromwell’s regime, he was granted 6000 acres of land in the Wells area as payment for his…
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