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!