Huntington Castle and Gardens

Huntington Castle & Garden 17th Century Wilderness Woodland Garden Huntington Castle is the ancient seat of the Esmonde family. The Esmonde's moved over to Ireland in 1192 and were involved in other castles such as Duncannon Fort and Johnstown Castle in County Wexford, before building Huntington and settling down in Clonegal. The family [...]

By |2021-06-14T20:06:07+01:00June 14th, 2021|Activity, Gardens, Historical, Nature|0 Comments

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 |2017-12-22T13:08:13+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Activity, Culture, Historical, Travel|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 [...]

By |2019-07-17T19:57:50+01:00July 3rd, 2017|Activity, Culture, Historical, Nature, Travel|0 Comments

Tory Island, a beautiful weather beaten, stark, silver landscape

This silver landscape of barred rock stripped by the high winds and harsh weather, enhanced by the continuing changes of patterns of light piercing through the clouds of graduated grays, blues and yellows and emerald colour of the Atlantic seas produce an ever changing kaleidoscope with a stark beauty and a great sense of peace

By |2017-07-15T16:22:09+01:00March 24th, 2015|Historical, Scenery|0 Comments
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