Woodville House and Garden

Woodville House and Garden Woodville House and Garden is located on the outskirts of the town of New Ross, County Wexford on a working farm owned by Gerald and Helen Roche. The Victorian house was built in 1810 and originally owned by Gerald’s Great Great Grandfather, a grain merchant from Enniscorthy who bought the [...]

By |2021-05-29T16:00:49+01:00May 20th, 2021|Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

The Sunflower, folklore says they are a symbol of good luck.

The Sunflower, folklore says they are a symbol of good luck. When we see a sunflower, because of its size of the flower and height of the plant, it does catch your attention. This imposing plant, with its large sun like bloom balancing on its tall slender stalk, normally 7 to 8 feet [...]

By |2017-09-13T15:47:48+01:00September 13th, 2017|Food, Gardens, 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

Wild Irish Salmon and Ballyhack Smokehouse

Ballyhack Smokehouse The Irish Wild Salmon have for centuries been returning  from the oceans every year around May to their rivers of origin,  driven by instinct and determination. They fight their way up the rivers against the flow, overcoming obstacles such as weirs and waterfalls with a natural need to reach the upper extremes, [...]

By |2019-07-17T19:37:06+01:00May 31st, 2017|Culture, Food, Nature|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+01:00May 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+01:00May 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+01:00April 10th, 2017|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+01:00September 27th, 2016|Activity, Nature, Scenery, Travel|0 Comments
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