We took a day trip to Carlow recently and our first stop was Huntington Castle. It’s a place I have been wanting to visit for some time now. Located in the picturesque village of Clonegal, we almost missed the rather discreet entrance from the street. Thankfully a signboard on the side of the road set us straight!Read More
Whenever we visit Kilkenny, I always admire Rothe House on the Medieval Mile. This late 16th century merchant’s townhouse is the only one of its kind in Ireland and an important part of our national heritage. Read More
This year my birthday happened to fall right beside Mother’s Day, which seemed like a great excuse for a night away with my mam. Only too happy to take the hint, we whisked ourselves away to the wonderful Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny for a mini escape. Though we didn’t do much apart from eating and walking our way around the estate, it was just perfect!Read More
This post was originally published on 6 December 2018 and updated on 27 May 2019.
Emo Court House and Parklands are located just a couple of kilometres from the village of Emo in County Laois. The house is a magnificent neo-classical mansion that’s well worth a visit. Take a tour to appreciate the stunning interiors and hear about the interesting history of Emo Court. Or simply enjoy the beautiful parklands surrounding the house, which are free to explore all year round.
We travel up and down to Dublin a lot and for the longest time we kept passing the sign for the Rock of Dunamase and saying “we really have to check that out one day”! Fortunately, we eventually did get around to checking it out because this is a remarkable site and one of my favourite places to visit now.