Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne
Castletown, demesne, Castletown House, Kildare, Ireland, Irlande, OPW, heritage, Palladian, architecture, Thomas Connolly, Lady Louisa

Musing about in Castletown / Songerie à Castletown

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear...

St. John's Point, lighthouse, phare, Donegal, Ireland, Irlande, Irish Landmark Trust

To the lighthouse / Vers le phare

It is hard to say what I liked most about our recent weekend in an Irish lighthouse.  Was is the excitement of...

wild garlic, ail des ours, Killruddery, May Day,1er mai, Wicklow Ireland, Irlande

#MySundayPhoto – May Day flowers / Fleurs du 1er mai

For May Day in France, people traditionally give away lilies-of-the-valley, as the fragrant bell-shaped white flowers seem to herald the...

Kilmacurragh, National Botanic Gardens, botanic gardens, Avoca Paintng School, Rod Coyne, Avoca Gallery, rhododendrons, art, nature, spring, April

Kilmacurragh in bloom / Kilmacurragh en fleurs

Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen There was little...

#MySundayPhoto – Rhododendron Walk / Allée des Rhododendrons

#MySundayPhoto – Rhododendron Walk / Allée des Rhododendrons

Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens are awash with colour at the moment, with the giant rhododendrons in full, glorious bloom. Yesterday as...

St. John's Point, lighthouse, phare, Donegal, Ireland, Irlande, Irish Landmark Trust

#MySundayPhoto – To the lighthouse / Au phare

For our first weekend away without the acorns in over ten years, we stayed in an Irish lighthouse, and we...

Easter, egg hunt, Clifden ecoBeach, camping, camper van, camping car, Wild Atlantic Way, beach, Connemara, Clifden, Ireland, Irlande, Pâques, oeufs, chocolat, chocolate

Easter on a Connemara beach / Pâques sur une plage du Connemara

Dream by the stream and wake up to the sound of the ocean on your Wild Atlantic Way. For the second night of our...

Easter, eggs, egg hunt, chocolate, Easter bunny, beach, Connemara, Clifden, baskets, Pâques, oeufs, chocolat, chasse aux oeufs, Irlande, Ireland

#MySundayPhoto – Easter / Pâques

Happy Easter from Connemara! The acorns’ little Easter baskets, handmade in France by my mum, have travelled to the edge...

Four Acorns in a camper van / Quatre graines de chêne en camping car

Say CAMPER VAN!!! 🚐 How excited were they! No sooner had Brian disappeared inside the Craic n’ Campers office, than they wriggled...

Seefin, passage tomb, Wicklow, Ireland, Irlande, neolithic, heritage, patrimoine, history, histoire, néolithique, monument

#MySundayPhoto – Stepping back in time / Voyage dans le temps

The acorns eagerly squeezed through the 5,000 year old stone passage of the little-known neolithic cairn which caps the summit...

Seefin, passage tomb, Wicklow, Ireland, Irlande, neolithic, heritage, patrimoine, history, histoire, néolithique, monument, cairn, Wicklow

Hiking up a hill and back in time / Randonnée à remonter dans le temps

As often in Ireland, it started with a sunny weather forecast, and a yearning for uninterrupted views. After several woodland outings...

Achill, Keel, beach, ocean, Atlantic, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland, Irlande, Atlantique, plage, océan

Wild Atlantic Achill / Achill l’Atlantique

It was Friday evening and we were approaching Westport, Co Mayo, for a 2-night stay in the Westport Coast Hotel with...