Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Johnstown Castle

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite stops on our recent trip to Ireland, Johnstown Castle in County Wexford. The inside of the 19th century castle is not yet open for touring, but the grounds are just amazing.  As we walked on a pathway around a lake behind the castle, I felt transported back in time. These ruins are left from a previous Norman castle, built in the 15th or 16th century.


My cousin and I couldn't resist trying a Rapunzel pose in this tower (minus the long hair).


The castle will be opening for tours in the next year or two.  I'll have to come back for that.


This vintage car drove by us while we walked around the lake.  Did I mention that I felt like I was visiting another time?


This is one of the statues in the garden.



After our walk around the lake, we ate at the Peacock Tea Room.  This handsome fellow was trying his best to get the attention of peahens in the nearby courtyard (and providing entertainment for the tourists).


We especially enjoyed our time in the beautiful walled flower garden on the property.  The colors were just amazing.






If you would like to see more, there is a 360 virtual tour on their website.  Enjoy!


Eilis
Eilis

6 comments:

  1. Your trip looks like it was just dreamy!

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  2. Eilis, this looks really neat. I would love to go to Ireland. It's where my Dad's people are originally from.

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  3. Oh, Eilis! How glorious! I can't begin to imagine how it felt, walking through this very old, very beautiful space. I'll bet lunch was fabulous!

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  4. This is so lovely. What a fabulous trip. Flowers, statuary, castle, peacock,vintage car...what's not to love.

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  5. Hi Eilis, What an incredible trip. All your photos are amazing and you look beautiful playing Rapunzel. Being half Irish, I so hope to visit one day!
    Happy Labor Day weekend.

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