Intanto a Hello Italy 2...
Non so perché mi piaccia tanto la pioggia, di solito una scena romantica sotto il temporale mi tenta sempre. Questi due sono più burrascosi della tempesta e non credo cedano a un bacio appassionato, io ho capito che su di loro non ho influenza..
Voi che ne pensate dei baci sotto la pioggia?
There's nothing quite like the exhilaration of seeing a Medieval castle rising from the Irish countryside, where it has survived battles, betrayals, births and baptisms for hundreds of years.
The image appears in my "Book of Irish Blessings & Proverbs" (Mystical Moods of Ireland, Vol. V) available at MoodsOfIreland.Com
This fine specimen of a fortified Tower House is O'Dea Castle near Corofin in County Clare. Built in the late 1400s, the castle is the ancestral home of the O'Dea (Americanised to O'Day) Clan, and was lovingly restored in the 1970s by John O'Day of Wisconsin, USA. It's now the headquarters of the Clare Archaeology Centre with a tea room and small museum. It's a fascinating place to visit!
Is this not the most adorable kids’ hotel room that you’ve ever seen… right down to the monogrammed cookies?! And it’s in a castle! 🏰 Read why you should consider splurging on a stay @dromolandcastlehotel in Ireland. ☘️Look in bio for link.
Castillo de Dublín (Dublín, Julio 2019)
El castillo de Dublín fue una de nuestras últimas paradas en la ciudad. Aunque no visitamos su interior, nos encantó esta vista desde la explanada que tiene detrás, llena de flores (ya os habréis dado cuenta de que a mí con colorines y florecitas todo me gusta más).
Realmente, de la construcción antigua sólo se mantiene parte de la torre, aunque la reconstrucción me parece muy bonita.
Os escribo ya desde el autobús camino de Oxford. En los próximos días publicaré poco (voy a un curso), ¡pero lo que vaya viendo os lo iré enseñando en los stories!
Por cierto, en los stories os he hecho una pregunta sobre una excursión que queremos hacer desde Londres... ¿Nos ayudas?
Scrabo Tower , Northern Ireland
Probably the most iconic landmark in County Down. Open in the summer months it provides an amazing 360° view of the local area. (Isle of man, Scotland and the Mournes)
For those driving by with young children, it provides a 3 - 4 minute distraction from the usual moans , groans and "Are we there yet?". Instead , this is the perfect opportunity to try and find a space rocket or Rapunzel's tower. Even better, if the light is on then it means she is home, oh the excitement 😊
The beautiful entry fountain in front of @lougheskecastle in #Donegal , #Ireland (to see the castle itself, check out the last two posts). Their CARA organic spa treatments include full use of their indoor heated pool.
To see more photos of Lougheske (or other #5StarResorts inside Irish castles) grab our next issue on the Emerald Isle.
Annie & Conor travelled over with their family and friends from the US to celebrate their wedding and party last weekend at Sligo's favourite castle @markreecastlesligo
Here they are with the new Queen of the Castle, Roisin the loveable Irish Wolfhound.... Fantastic work as always from:
Ballysaggartmore Towers in Co. Waterford are two imposing gothic style structures known as the Grand Lodges and Towers that were intended to be the prelude to an unrealised castle. Found in woodland, near the town of Lismore, they were constructed by a local Landlord, Arthur Keily-Ussher, in the 1830’s. He held an estate of approximately 8, 000 acres, the majority of which was rented to tenant farmers but he retained approximately 1, 000 acres as a personal demesne. It was said that Arthur’s wife, Elizabeth, was so envious of Strancally Castle, built by her husband’s brother, that she requested a grander residence. The design of the lodges is attributed to their head gardener, J.Smith and were thought to be overly elaborate. For instance the grand castellated bridge crosses a small stream. The extravagant gate lodges were the only part of the masterplan for the estate to be constructed as money ran out soon after their completion. The Kiely-Ussher family then resided in a modest house nearby. #waterford#irishcountryhouses#irishcountryhouse#castle#irishcastle#gatelodge#folly#bridge#ballysaggartmore#ballysaggartmoretowers#ruin#derelict#abandoned
The stately remains of Portumna Castle are located on the northern shores of Lough Derg in County Galway. Built in 1618, it was one of the first Renaissance-style manor houses during the period when architectural styles were changing from the Medieval tower houses to more elaborate buildings. This one was destroyed by fire in 1826, but has been semi-restored over the years since 1968. Image by @jamesatruett