Usually I visit Ireland at least once a year to catch up with friends. I lived there for tree years moving back just before the millennium. I did not get around to visiting Ireland in 2012, a trip was long overdue.

Wise words


Visiting a crafts fair in Castletown House Celbridge


Castletown House in Celbridge


One of the gate lodges of Castletown House which can be rented as a holiday home :)

The Liffey running through the grounds of Castletown house, on it’s way to Dublin.



Picking black berries for a lovely pudding

View over the Shannon at Clonmacnoise



The pelgrims path on the left and 1 of the 3 high crosses on the right at Clonmacnoise

Clonmacnoise Castle
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Birr castle and garden


The telescope at Birr castle is credited with discovering the spiral nature of the Whirlpool Galaxy

As you see, I didn’t even make it to Dublin, so a good reason to return to Ireland soon.