Category: Ireland December 2012

The December Gardens of Wicklow

Tinakilly Country House Garden Stairs

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.… Continue Reading “The December Gardens of Wicklow”

A Mountain’s Purple Carpet :: The Knockmealdown’s

The Purple of the Knockmealdown Mountains

The first time I heard of the Knockmealdown Mountains was the first morning in Ireland at breakfast. We were sitting next to an English couple and they were discussing the previous day’s tour.  We must have had that ‘where do we start’ (a.k.a., deer in the… Continue Reading “A Mountain’s Purple Carpet :: The Knockmealdown’s”

St Declan’s Cathedral, Ardmore, County Waterford

After traipsing through church ruins, muddy paths and centuries-old graveyards, as well as the history lessons, I decided that I wanted to explore more of the same. So, Sunday I loaded up and headed towards Ardmore. The big decision is the best way to… Continue Reading “St Declan’s Cathedral, Ardmore, County Waterford”

Adare, County Limerick

New Year’s Day was spent with a drive through the country to Adare. When we were here in June, we drove through Adare on our way to Dingle Peninsula. We were fighting the time, so we only stopped long enough to gas up. Adare… Continue Reading “Adare, County Limerick”

High Crosses, Ahenny, County Tipperary

Ahenny’s high crosses are located on a monastic site called Kilclispeen. The two crosses, simply referred to as the North Cross and South Cross are beautiful. Both have ‘caps’ or ‘bishop mitres’, excellent Celtic knot work, and spiral patterns. It is thought that high… Continue Reading “High Crosses, Ahenny, County Tipperary”

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