A Green Oak Idea is Born
Doing the tower roof and floors in green oak was Ed Byrne's idea. He had done this for a castle in Slieve Rue about 20 years ago. At first we resisted, telling he we could not afford oak. Ed gently insisted that if we had it cut from trees at nearly the cost of firewood and worked it ourselves, it would be appropriate and cost-effective. We roped in a few more people into the journey of green oak, which will be documented separately.