home of Lough Gill Distillery
Hazelwood Demense sits on the banks of Lough Gill at the foot of the Dartry mountain range which is home to the stories of Fionn & the Fianna, Diarmuid & Grainne, Maeve Queen of Connacht, the Wells of St. Patrick, the Lake of Tears, the Wail of the Banshee and Tír na nÓg. It is nestled in the shadow of Cairns Hill, which, together with Carrowmore, forms part of one of the greatest megalithic complexes of ancient Ireland. It has spiritual significance, being surrounded by seven cairn topped mountains, including Knocknarea, where Queen Maeve, the warrior queen, is reputedly buried, standing facing her enemies, spear in hand
It was here in 1722 that the Wynne family chose to build their legacy, Hazelwood House.
Note: The word demense (pronounced diˈmein) derives from the Old French demeine. In the feudal system the demesne was all the land retained under his own management by a lord of the manor for his own use and support, rather than given over to tenants.