The Beauty of Trees & Water
Lough Gill is the lake just five minutes drive from the school. Surrounded by the amazingly beautiful Hazelwood Forest, it is a wonderful place to go for a walk and to hold certain orienteering activities on our summer junior programme.
Hazelwood Demesne (pronounced DEMAIN) was originally the home of the Wynne family who were the owners of Hazelwood House house and most of the surrounding lands for 300 years. The Wynnes were a very important Sligo family some of whom were High Sheriffs as well as MPs of the British Parliament. that ruled Ireland at the time.
Hazelwood House was designed in what is regarded as a Palladian style by the German-born architect Richard Cassells. He also designed Leinster House (the home of the Dail - the Irish Parliament) as well as the the Rotunda Hospital and the Printing House at Trinity College Dublin. He also designed a number of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy homes around the country. These include Powerscourt House and Carton House.