Nan Ahearne's pub #ennistimon #theirishpub #vanishingireland
Planting our new #portugueselaurel hedging which will create our outdoor rooms for our exciting new project #thegreenbarn which faces into our #organic #kitchengarden #burtownhouseandgardens #irishcountryhouse Most future posts relating to Burtown House and Gardens and all that we are doing there will be posted to our new Burtown House Instagram page... Please follow us !
#40shadesofgreen #stunninglight #bluesskies #ireland is the place to be at this time of year - glorious it is ! #burtownhouseandgardens #irishcountryhouse
#wildmeadow #spring #grasses at #burtownhouseandgardens
#burtownburger now being served in #thegallerycafe at #burtownhouseandgardens #irishcountryhouse #organic #gardenproduce
#cherryblossom in full bloom in the #rockgarden at #burtownhouseandgardens - with #magnolia still resisting the early morning frosts.
Working our new beds in the #organic #kitchengarden with #dermotcarey #irishcountryhouse #burtownhouseandgardens
#dinelane featuring at the #castletownhouse .. GLIN, CO. LIMERICKTURF DEALERBORN: 12th Feb 1923 ‘T’was only the country children would go to school barefoot. You’d never see a town child go barefoot. On 1st October, we’d put the boots on again but our feet were so hard by then that we could nearly walk on glass or thorns. And now I couldn’t even go out to the doorstep barefoot!’ Din’s school was in Glin, one and a half mile away from the small farm where he grew up. He wasn’t crazy about school. ‘It was just like ‘A Song for a Raggy Boy’ if you ever saw that film?,’ he says, his fists inadvertently clenching. ‘We had two teachers the very same and if you made any complaint, the priest was as bad as either of them. [i] None of us reported when we’d be beat at school because our mothers and fathers would hardly believe us. One of the teachers had a bamboo cane and was always looking for an excuse to give you a few slaps of it with a full, living belt. Two or three times a day maybe. For what? For nothing, for small things. I just don’t know what sort of attraction or satisfaction they got out of it.’