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 [...]
The Hook Peninsula is a headland located in the South East corner of Ireland in County Wexford. The rugged coastline, fine sand beaches, historic artefacts, ruins from another era, fine gardens, coastal woodland walks provide plenty to do for all the family. The route known as “The Ring of Hook”, accessed by a narrow [...]
It was a sunny day in the Sunny South East with temperatures in the early 20’s, the highest recorded since the 70’s, blue skies and a refreshing breeze coming directly off the lake at Ladies Island in County Wexford, Ireland. A perfect day for harvesting this crop of oats. One of the men explained [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Hook Peninsula in Co Wexford, Ireland is a fertile promontory with a rugged coastline stretching out into the Irish Sea. On the farthest point is the Hook Lighthouse.
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
Viking stories, buildings dating back to 914, exhibitions and museums, 13th century Franciscan Friary, 18th Century Cathedral, City Hall, restaurants, bars with good food, coffee shops and an amazing atmosphere….all in a triangle on the east side of this old city.