History has it . . that John Wesley ( founder of Methodism in Ireland ) preached here . . . also . .
Dame Nellie Melba . . a famous Opera singer . . entertained here . . .
It is also said . . that the Lloyds were trainers of ' Polo ' ponies . . for the Royal Family of the U.K.
As one approaches the main original house. . from a beautiful ' Tree ' lined driveway . . one the facia wall . .
there is an old ' Sundial '. . which comprises . . of an Iron rod . . which captures the shadow of the Sun . . as it travels . .
with the inscription . . . " I do not tell of rain and showers . . . I only tell the Sunny hours " . . ( i.e. it casts a shadow on sunny days. )
The Lloyd Family were still in occupation of the House . . well into the late 1950'ies.
It then became a Silesian Convent . . .
and now has returned to private family ownership.. . . with greatly reduced land holding.. . .
Th Estate in its prime . . held up to 4500 acres of prime land . E.M.H.