The day following our wild ride around the countryside in and around Glendalough, Bob and I wanted to get up close and personal with nature by going for a hike in Wicklow Mountains National Park. The predawn light nudged me from my sleep around 4 a.m., and excitement snuck into my consciousness as I thought about the hike we would take in the morning. Read more
After leaving Powerscourt House, our drive became very interesting because Bob and I avoided using the main thoroughfares. Instead, we took to driving the back roads in County Wicklow in the Shadow of Sugar Loaf Mountain. We were on a search for adventure. Bob and I loved the canopy of trees that spanned the carriageway from one side of the road to the other, creating a living, green tunnel. It was reminiscent of our drives on the country roads in England. Read more
After touring the ancient monastic retreat in Glendalough, Bob and I drove up towards Kilmacanogue to visit Powerscourt Estate, the home of Powerscourt House and Gardens in County Wicklow, Ireland. The Palladian mansion provides the perfect backdrop for the dramatic gardens and statuary that occupy the property. Read more
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