Sunday, 20 April 2008

Senses Therapy.

Yesterday, we spent in Kilmacurragh House in Kilbride, Co Wicklow. A little friend was having a birthday party there. It was a bit blustery, but the kids just legged it around and kept warm. They had a ball.

It's the best time of year to visit. The Rhododendron's were in full bloom and it was stunning. Here's a selection of photo's from the beautiful gardens.



This amazing tree stump is always a high-light for the kids. Isn't it incredible?





Beautiful trees abound. Each one more breathtaking than the last.





I don't know what it is about this magical place but the colours are out of this world. The grass is greener. The trees brighter. The flowers more intense. It has to be seen to be believed.



A healthy dose of magic and fresh air. The peaceful, exhausted silence in the back of the car afterwards said it all. All except Sweet William who beamed and cooed and sang all the way home. Dear heart...

6 comments:

In the present. said...

Your photos are beautiful and are reminding me to take a trip to Woodstock in Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny. If you haven't been you should..Its amazing.

marta said...

oh Ciara! it sounds and looks amazing! sam says you make the world want to live in Ireland!
x x x

Emma said...

I agree with Sam. Shhhh...

Those photos are beautiful. Is that really a tree stump, not a sculpture? It looks like a dinosaur trying to claw its way out of the ground.

Emma said...

You need to go out to Howth Castle when the rhododendrons are in bloom. It is like a 1920s Hollywood Tarzan set--too beautiful to be believable.

Ciara said...

Sinead: Only ever passed through Inistioge, and always wanted to go back. I have to say it was one of the most beautiful places I had ever seen and it really stuck with me. The woods sound well worth a visit.

Emma: I have a memory of being at Howth Castle as a kid and thinking it was a dream after. The rhododendrons did seem unbelievable and I had never seen the like. Yeah! I must go!

Sam: That's my evil plan heh heh heh...!

Esti said...

What a beautiful place! I must visit Ireland some time. And I'll make sure it's this time of year to get to see this incredible site blooming.