SS Dunbrody, an Irish Famine Story

SS Dunbrody, an Irish Emigrant Story Recently I travelled to New Ross in County Wexford, Ireland to visit the “SS Dunbrody” a three master “Barque” replica of the Famine ships that brought so many Irish emigrants to Canada and the USA during the Famine times at home in the mid [...]

By | 2017-08-28T12:28:02+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Activity, Culture, Historical, Travel|2 Comments

Coolaught Garden and Garden Center

Coolaught Garden and Garden Center   Coolaught Gardens & Garden Center, Clonroche, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland. I have visited Coolaught Garden on several occasions at different times of the year. My first reaction is always “so peaceful”. You are drawn into this garden of lush foliage and well [...]

By | 2017-08-28T12:23:15+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Activity, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Slovenia North West: an Alpine Eden

On my recent visit to Slovenia, my first introduction to this stunningly beautiful landscape was the drive from Ljubljana Airport along the valley between the Italian / Slovenian Alps to the west and the Triglav National Park to the east, finally crossing a twisting over mountain pass to town of Bovec. These jagged mountain peaks, [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:05+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Activity, Culture, Historical, Nature, Travel|0 Comments

The Saltee Islands; Pirates, Smugglers, and now amazing wildlife

The Saltee Islands You know that feeling when you look out across the water to an island in the distance and your imagination just starts to run away with you? The Saltee Islands are located five kilometers off the coast of Kilmore Quay in County Wexford, Ireland, on a clear day you can see [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:05+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Activity, Nature, Travel|0 Comments

Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens; wander through lush woodland with a colourful, peaceful atmosphere

Kilmokea House & Gardens, seven acres of manicured walled area and lush tropical, jungle like woodland, a peaceful experience with a magical touch for all the family. Kilmokea, a manor house and garden with Viking and Norman Heritage located near the Barrow River on the island of “Great Island” near Campile in County Wexford, [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:06+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Activity, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Colclough Walled Garden, a restored Victorian Geometric Gardenesque Wonder

COLCLOUGH WALLED GARDEN The Colclough estate of Tintern was occupied by the Colclough family from the 16th Centaury up to the 1960s, Lucy Marie Colclough being the last member to live there.   This Cistercian Abbey was founded in c1203 by William Marshal, the Earl of Pembroke as the result of a vow he [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:06+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Activity, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Mount Usher Gardens; an autumn spectacular

MOUNT USHER GARDENS, AN AUTUMN SPECTACULAR There was a definite nip in the air signalling the arrival of autumn. Love this time of year, the landscape transforms from the lush greens into a new canvas of warm colour, then, a night of wind and rain and that canvas changes once again as the trees [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:06+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Activity, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

CLIFFS OF MOHER, FORMED 320 MILLION YEARS AGO

CLIFFS OF MOHER AND THE ISLAND OF INIS OIRR If you are visiting Co Clare in Ireland, just south of the Burren on the western seaboard are the Cliffs of Moher. Formed some 320 million years ago, these dramatic cliffs rise straight up from the Atlantic to heights of 700ft (214m) and are home [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:06+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Activity, Nature, Scenery, Travel|1 Comment

DARTMOOR, AN INCREDIBLY WILD AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE

DARTMOOR, AN INCREDIBLY WILD AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE Dartmoor National Park is a unique and vast moorland in Devon  County, in southwest England covering some 954 square kilometers. A place of natural beauty, the terrain is undulating with large granite rock formations protruding from the summit of rounded, gently sloping hills, called “Tors”.  There are [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:08+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Activity, Landscape, Nature, Scenery, Travel|1 Comment