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Saturday, June 25, 2016

This Weekend I'm Gardening...


Now that Summer is here, I am trying to get my garden into shape. I have set a wildflower patch like last year and also some nice flowers along my fence. I had to remove half of my shrub bed as the soil was very poor and now I am in the progress of extending it in the opposite direction with the help of my husband. I hope to plant hydrangea, some lavendar perhaps lupins and alliums. I know very little about gardening so any tips or any guidance is welcomed. Do feel free to comment. Is it too late to start planting flowers or any suggestions of some nice ones to plant?

Below are some photographs I took of my recent trip to Lissadell House & Gardens, most of them are from the Alpine Garden. I can only dream of having a garden like this...



































Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Exploring the Wild Atlantic Way

As you know I love getting away to the sea, while I don't swim I love the sea air, it is so refreshing and good for the soul. A few weeks ago we went for a night to Donegal and toured along the Sligo coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way. Below are a few photographs from our trip.



































From top: Mullaghmore sea front, Church ruin with ox eye daisy, cows relaxing at Streedagh (they don't even move when cars drives by), the remainder of the photographs are from Streedagh Beach.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Weekend Away in Ireland...

Last weekend we got a chance to get away for a night so off we headed through County Cavan and Fermanagh to Donegal. We stayed the night in Bundoran. Here are a few of my photographs of our trip. We packed in loads of sites so I will share more photographs in another post soon.

 Cute Robin at Monea Castle
 Monea Castle, County Fermanagh
























Driveway to Monea Castle
 Rougey Walk, Bundoran, County Donegal
 Some pretty flowers, Rougey Walk
 Horses near Tullan Strand, Bundoran, County Donegal
 Wildflowers at Tullan Strand
 Cute house and garden near the sea
























Hope you have been enjoying the glorious weather....

Monday, May 30, 2016

Escape to Rural Ireland...

I love escaping from the cities and towns and exploring rural Ireland. Nothing beats the fresh air, friendly people and endless green fields, not to mention the wealth of heritage and spectacular scenery. Below are a few images from my travels in County Leitrim. County Leitrim is the most rural county in Ireland with just over 30,000 people.. It is a great place to unwind, relax and enjoy the simple things in life...

Images; Margaret of New Orleans Cottage, view from the cottage, Fenagh Abbey, more views from the cottage and the final photo is Killegar Parish Church






Saturday, May 21, 2016

A Day in Dublin

Last Sunday we visited family on the outskirts of Dublin city. It was a nice sunny day so we ventured off for a walk to the local park where there was a local community festival taking place. There was a nice buzz with lots of people out and about enjoying the good weather. Here are a few photographs of our walk to the park, you will notice that I love heritage and architecture.. some of the old red brick houses are lovely...








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