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I had the good fortune to visit Ireland for the second time in the Fall of 2016. As on my first trip, the weather was fine, and my host and tour guide, the lovely Tess Hughes, took me to many of Ireland's treasures.
One of our favorite spots, Coole Park, is only a short drive from Galway City in County Galway. Here Lady Gregory and WB Yeats wove a romantic history among the forest trails. Although the house no longer stands, you can still appreciate the environment that drew so many here. You will experience the natural world that Yeats captured in his poetry.
Another beautiful area is around Killarney National Park in County Kerry
In the National Park is Muckross House. This nineteenth century Victorian mansion is set against the stunning beauty of Killarney National Park. Muckross House was built for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife, the water-colourist Mary Balfour Herbert. William Burn, the well-known Scottish architect, was responsible for its design. Building commenced in 1839 and was completed in 1843.
A lovely site is the village of Adare, a designated Heritage Town, one of the prettiest and friendliest villages in Ireland. It was founded in the 13th Century on the river Maigue. http://www.adarevillage.com/
Far to the north is County Sligo, Yeats country, and home to Glencar Waterfall
For the photographs from my 2012 visit, click here: http://www.nostalgiawest.com/p788250708
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Bob Fergeson, mystic, author/essayist, naturalist, photographer, has now turned his creative hand to fiction; integrating his repertoire of tradecrafts into this one-of-a-kind novel about true spiritual transformation.
Osprey MornOsprey lit by sunrise, by full moon, Bayou Cane
Knowing of what he speaks, this book carries the stamp of authenticity. There have been countless books and blogs written about the subject, but only a few using the novel as a medium. And even fewer that deal with it so directly and concretely. This books relies on none of the general platitudes and palliatives of popular new age style renderings.
Nostalgiawest is proud to have designed the cover for the new book from Tess Hughes:
This Above All: A Journey of Self-Discovery
This Above All is a description of that journey, sharing some understandings I gained along the way and practices I was doing, or trying to do, that I feel contributed to the final return Home. My hope is that this book will help you along your way too and that may be by giving you a clearer focus and understanding of what you are trying to achieve in yourself. A clear understanding leads to focus which leads to more effective and efficient methods of getting there. It's about working effectively rather that working hard.
Order This Above All: A Journey of Self-Discovery at Amazon.com
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