Category: Estate Houses

Ireland Still Surprises Me

Derrybawn Bridge, Laragh, County Wicklow

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…

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….

Ireland & Romance

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…

The Beauty of Powersourt Estate

The Serenity of Dolphin Pond

‘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….

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