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Ireland Still Surprises Me

I am getting ready to head back to Ireland.  So, it's that time for the top, pre-vacation question.  You are going back to Ireland ... again? It is then followed by ... why?  There are some funs answers (50 Reasons Why I Return to Ireland), but the ones that really matter are still difficult to… Continue reading Ireland Still Surprises Me

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The December Gardens of Wicklow

December is fast approaching.  Are you thinking about Ireland, but you're not sure where to go or what it might be like?  Let me help with some options.  The first ... December Gardens in County Wicklow. I am heading back to Ireland in December.  I am going to base in County Wicklow for a significant… Continue reading The December Gardens of Wicklow

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Ireland & Romance

Powerscourt Estate, in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, offers photo walks throughout the year with landscape photographer Fran Bryne (Fran Byrne Photography). I was fortunate to participate in one of those walks in June 2014.  It was during this time that I borrowed this special moment. As we began to wander around the grounds, I wasn't quite sure what… Continue reading Ireland & Romance

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The Coastal Cottage Ruin

Black Castle in Wicklow, County Wicklow, is a great ruin. I almost missed it. As I was heading out of Wicklow, I decided to pull into a golf course. The green land and the deep blue of the Irish Sea was calling to me. As I took some photographs, I noticed a castle ruin in… Continue reading The Coastal Cottage Ruin

A December Ireland · County Wicklow · Estate Houses · Ireland December 2014 · Travel Blog

The Beauty of Powersourt Estate

'Green thumb' is not an adjective that would describe me. In fact, the reason that plants flourish in my house is because they are artificial. So, until recently, I would simply drive by places that had 'garden' in its name. September 2013 changed that. A friend accompanying me wanted to see two things - architecture… Continue reading The Beauty of Powersourt Estate