The Emerald Isle - Autumn 2016
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
Thanks for looking, and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Nostalgiawest!
Keywords: Adare, Bob Fergeson, Coole Park, Galway, Ireland, Killarney, Muckross, Sligo, Tess Hughes, Yeats, clouds, landscape photography, mountains, nostalgiawest
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