‘People think you’re an idiot’: death metal Irish baron rewilds his estate

‘People think you’re an idiot’: death metal Irish baron rewilds his estate

Trees, grasses and wildlife are returning as Lord Randal Plunkett recreates a vanished landscape in County Meath

Lord Randal Plunkett strides through the hip-high grass of Dunsany, a 650-hectare (1,600-acre) estate in the middle of Ireland, trailed by an invisible swarm of midges and his four jack russell terriers: Tiny, Lumpy, Chow and Beavis & Butt-Head.

The cattle and sheep are long gone, so too are the lawns and many of the crops. In their place is a riot of shrubs, flowers and trees, along with insects and creatures that call this fledgling wilderness their home.

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