Last autumn I wrote about the Clonegam Church – resting place for the De la Poer Beresford family. Later in June I am going to visit their ancestral home – Curraghmore House – but meanwhile I will share the photographs I took in the beautiful park surrounding the house. The owners are so very kind allowing the visitors to walk there free of charge.
Clonegam Church is somewhere behind the trees.
The ancient oak tree in its winter beauty.
Single story gate lodge with round windows known as Ivy Cottage was built in 1880 and renovated in the 1930’s. It is currently unused.
St John’s Bridge that was built in 1205 spans over River Clodiagh. River Clodiagh rises in Lough Coumduala in the Comeragh Mountains.
The seat in the middle of the bridge is quite rough looking. They say that King John commissioned the bridge, which gives us an idea about being royalty in the beginning of the 13th century 🙂
St John’s Bridge through the tree branches.
River Clodiagh running through Curraghmore demesne.
Beautiful man-made waterfall.
Water strider – my first lesson on physics 🙂
Remnants of the Japanese Garden.
The Giant Rhubarb in its baby stage – the pictures were taken in March.
Fortified stone wall covered with moss has endured for a half millennia, or longer.
I have another few photographs to share in the next two weeks. At the moment I am with my family, getting back to my life, and hope to start answering comments and visiting blogs. Thank you so much for your understanding, and your tweets and emails ❤
Have a wonderful weekend!
I enjoyed the beauty in the nature photographs and the history of the older ivy cottage and bridge. Curraghmore House is an amazing place to have take photos of, Inese. What a treasure!
Thank you Robin! I have been inside the house, but I cannot write about it, or describe any items. Almost. I will write a post about the house during this winter and tell what I am allowed to tell 🙂 It is the most amazing place, a must see.
So very beautiful and dreamlike – like pictures from a fairy tale! 😄 xxxxxx
Have to get a tour around the house. May be this weekend. xxxxx
Yippieeh! Look so much forward to the pics! 🙂 xxxxxx
Beautiful photos Inese!
Stunningly gorgeous! It really is a magical land!
Beautiful photography, Inese!
Wow, I love the trees! What a beautiful place! I hope you are enjoying your time with family 😀
Stunning photographs, thank you for sharing. I really hope you are well. Take Care love from Gill xxxx
Stunning photos 😀
Lovely mossy landscape! Enjoy your family.
Beautiful images Inese! Need to visit. Glad you are back.
Such peaceful pictures of places where I can imagine happily forgetting the clock altogether 🙂
But would you forget your fav programs? (Okay…I saw you here and I could not help being bad. Today is another day after all.) XXXX
Well, I guess these places would make wonderful film sets, but then that would disturb the peace 😉 xxxx
They would , wouldn’t they. And how. But you are right. (Sigh.) xxxx
Fantastic pictures of wonderful grounds Inese, the water strider is an amazing photo.
Gorgeous pictures Inese!
Excellent photos of a lovely place. A welcome back gift for us!
Beautiful, Inese. I love the old bridge and the history of the structures. The stones seem to hold the memories of the ages.
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