Lakes Wellness B&B
I was lucky once again with accommodation for the Tóchar Phádraigh walk. I stayed in the Lakes Wellness B&B run by Barbara and Sean. The B&B is in a beautiful, quiet location and Barbara could not do enough for I and the other walkers who were staying there. Freshly baked bread is available daily, the cooked breakfast was delicious, and on returning late from the pilgrimage walk, Barbara ensured that we were well fed that evening, and made us hot Irish whiskeys to warm us up.
This is a B&B I would definitely return to if I was holidaying in the area again.
The Tóchar Phádraig is one of Ireland’s five medieval pilgrim paths for which walkers, on completion of the five paths, receive the Teastas Oilithreachta (Pilgrim Certificate) from Ballintubber Abbey.
Last year I finally completed the five paths that I had begun in 2016, culminating not with the Tóchar Phádraig, as most people would, but with St. Finbarr’s way. Both of these routes were probably the most challenging walks on the list, the Tóchar Phádraig finishing with a climb over the lower part of Croagh Patrick. Continue reading
One of the bonuses of working part time at the moment is that I get to see some of the historical sights that our lovely county of Waterford has to offer at off peak times. I had never heard of Curraghmore House so when a friend suggested a trip there I was curious, and a group of us headed out there for a Sunday drive.
I didn’t bring the camera as I haven’t charged it in about three years, so any photographs I’ve taken below are with my Samsung Galaxy A5.
Currently the home of the ninth Marquis of Waterford and his wife, Lady Waterford, Curraghmore House and Gardens is in the process of being revamped with plans to develop the estate and promote tourism. Plays have been staged on the lawns and Mary Black has played a concert there. Continue reading
So, after much deliberation, I’ve renewed the hosting on this site again. I shall blow the dust from my Canon D7 that hasn’t been used in over three years, familiarise myself once again with WordPress software, and start posting all the fabulously interesting posts that all my friends have become so accustomed to over my years of blogging. 😉
Normal, sporadic service will resume shortly.
The grandmother clock requires frequent winding. Someone’s got to do it.
Final day of laziness before the silly season ends and everything is back to normal.
Christmas isn’t over until all the sherry trifle is gone….so we made some more.
Browsing through Rachel Allen’s ‘Everyday Kitchen‘ for some dinner inspiration.
Feeling a bit washed out now that Christmas is almost over.