Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Fences, Gates and Hedgerows . . .

a view of the emerald green with fence borders
in the hills of southwest Ireland

hills we hiked near the cottage in the south west,
near Bantry, Co Cork

looking out toward the Atlantic
wire fence and post

Duganstown, New Ross, Co Wexford, Ireland
near the Kennedy compound
President Kennedy visited the family homestead/compound
and his family members in 1963.
He said of this day, "the best four days of my life."
a few months later he was assassinated
Jack and I spent an afternoon at the compound in Ireland
the stone chapel like structure was located near the exit of the compound area

loved the fence gate, stone chapel house, weather vane

driving at water's edge in the south of Ireland
isn't that stone wall just wonderful

sitting in front of our friend's home in Dublin
Jack . . . better known as mister irish garden house, had just parked the car
we had been out and about for the day, came back to the house
jack snapped my picture, I went inside
a man came up to him and said,
"I'm so sorry to hear about your broudder"
(heavy Irish brogue)
(Jack is a Kennedy although not the same clan as JFK)
we had not heard that young John
and his wife, sister in law, had died in the plane crash
I guess everyone in the neighborhood knew we were visiting
and they knew that Jack was a Kennedy
 they thought that we too were part of
Kennedy family

there were hedge rows, garden gates and fences a plenty
the hedge rows we would see
were thick with fuschia, crocosmia and other vines and flowers 
they stretched along the very narrow roads for miles and miles
the photos above are originals from our travels
I have taken photos of the originals with my iPad
and then copied them into my posts

linking up with
Good Fences

May Joy And Peace
surround you,

Contentment Latch
your door

And Happiness Be
with you now

And Bless You Evermore.

Running Press
Philadelphia  . London
Love ~ Lynne
celebrating five years of
Irish Garden House


Margaret Adamson said...

As you discoveed there are plenty of fences, hedges adn stone walls in Ireland. All lovely to see in your shots.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Lynne! Wonderful photos and beautiful scenery from your Ireland trip! The Kennedy family were very popular, it was sad when the son died in the plane crash. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Tanya Breese said...

oh my goodness what beautiful photos! i would love to visit ireland one day...i remember being glued to the tv watching them try to find the plane...i was getting the house ready for my oldest son's birthday party...such sad news :(

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Lovely scenery, and pictures of great fences, stone walls, and gates, all included in your charming post.:)

TexWisGirl said...

it's so beautiful. rather poignant about the kennedy connection.

Gail said...

You are after my heart!

Jeanie said...

What wonderful memories and how lovely it all is. Someday.... someday!

LV said...

Really enjoyed this tour. A place I would never see otherwise. Glad you were able to enjoy.

Ida said...

Your fences and stories today were delightful. - I am still dreaming of visiting Ireland and you've just provided me with a wonderful glimpse of it.

MarmePurl said...

Happy Blogiversary! When are you and MR.IGH going back?

Blogger Jedidja said...

I love your stories but also the memories and the fences. Thank you so much.

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful country. Perfectly captured in these shots!

Linda said...

Such beautiful pictures Lynne...I have always wanted to go to Ireland....
Perhaps someday...
Such lovely memories...
Linda :o)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beautiful shots, Lynne. The mist makes it seem to mystical...

Sarah Huizenga said...

What a story about the Kennedy connection - although unfortunately no relation.