Birr Castle, Birr, Co. Offaly
Visited and photographed on: 13-Aug-09
Height: 10 m Girth: 0.4 m
Forms part of an historic landscape
These hedges were planted when the Parsons family came to Birr in the early seventeenth Century and now feature in the Guinness book of records as the tallest and oldest known anywhere. Some of the box in the demesne were cut down to provide the propellers and other parts of the war planes in the First World War.