After our brief time in Kilkenny, we continued south to our next destination, Mount Juliet Estate. As soon as we pulled up to the big white house on the hill overlooking a stream and green fields, I knew our time here would be special. For two days I switched between reading in a big chair overlooking rain-soaked gardens and wandering the expansive grounds of horse-fields and trails deep in the foliage. Donning a rain coat and boots, I would take off in the rain to get lost in the quiet and the trees. At night I joined my parents for cocktails in the wood-paneled room of the great house, sinking into crushed velvet chairs and admiring the intricately adorned ceilings.
Just a little slice of heaven in the Irish countryside.
Let me stay forever in this endless green. Let me sink into this chair and hear the soft fall of rain. Let me stay. Or at least let me remember so I can return again.
Just catching up? Don’t miss anything…
Ireland Day 1: Back in Ireland… Hurling and History in Galway
Ireland Day 2: Connemara: Bogs, Fjords and Kylemore Abbey
Ireland Day 3: Biking the Aran Islands… Again!
Ireland Day 4: The Enchanted Forest and Castle of Cong
Ireland Day 6: Adare and Limerick, featuring cold and damp Irish castles
Ireland Day 7: Lazy Afternoons at the Guinness Storehouse
Ireland Day 8: Down to Southeast Ireland: Kilkenny