One of the garages in Coolwater is actually built on the old Limerick to Cork road, which had been discontinued as a main road around 1745 when a new one was constructed a mile away. We’ve made use of a small space behind this garage to construct new compost bays for our garden.
On the right in the picture above, you can see part of the ‘old road’ wall, built from limestone.
To gain access behind the garage you walk along the top of the newly capped old road wall and down the steps.
I can imagine that when we empty all the contents of our present compost bins into here, it’ll be fairly full. 🙂 The concrete base is actually two feet above the base of the garage, which is not at all obvious from the picture. (There’s a gravel walkway between the bays and the garage.)