THE HUNTSMAN AND HIS DOG
The statue of the Huntsman is found in the Clucker, the part of the garden to the left and behind the house. It is thought the name may have come from the Irish word clochar, meaning a building or a convent, or, as one story tells, it was the part of the garden where the maids and house servants were allowed to go to walk, relax and talk - or make the sound of hens “clucking”!
The Huntsman, wearing a hunting horn, is accompanied by his hound, who gazes up at him faithfully. For many years, the shrubbery around him was overgrown, and the excitement of rediscovering the statue while clearing laurels is remembered still by a Jesuit who was a novice at the time.