Temple Water restoration appeal

We have embarked on an ambitious conservation project: the restoration of one of the most remarkable and important man-made landscapes in Ireland

Temple Water at Castle Ward, Co. Down
The lake at Temple Water

Help us restore this remarkable place by donating to our Temple Water appeal.

  • Temple Water canal covers 2 hectares of land and provides a water source for the mills
  • We estimate it will take 560 hours to repair the canal revetment
  • We plan to plant 120 oak and elm trees as part of the project
Temple Water resoration project at Castle Ward

Castle Ward: restoration of a hidden treasure

Discover the work being done to restore Temple Water to its late 17th and early 18th century glory

Donate to Temple Water restoration appeal

Please select an amount

£25 will help rebuild and repair the stone revetment around the canal
£30 will buy one 2m oak or elm tree
£80 will help us restore a metre of the historic pathways
Or enter your own amount

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For everyone, for ever.

Donate now to the Temple Water appeal