Travel Blogs from Waterford
... they still are doing it tough, but you wouldn’t know it. What we found was a country of people who are extremely proud – they take pride in their homes and their property. The houses were well maintained, appear freshly painted, the grounds neatly mowed and the gardens full of colour. It may be that after their harsh winters, the Spring and Summer bring out their best and they love the bright colours – gardens, houses and doorways, ...
... families out and about and the laughter of children filled the air. We walked around one of the big lakes and then a little ways up the mountain, before walking further along to the old monastery, round tower and cemetery. Apparently this monastery is very important to history and was settled by the Christians in the 6th century.
John tells me that there is a Britton buried in here somewhere, he found ...
... many celebrities have homes there like Daniel Day Lewis, The Edge, the U2 Manager, Sinead O’Connor etc… In Wicklow you need to be from here in order to be able to build a house here. Parts of the movie Brave Heart were also filmed here. Farming, horse breeding, sheep herding etc. all go on in these parts of Ireland. The country side is beautiful. Massive amounts of open space - Also I have never seen so many sheep in ...
... restoring the farmhouse while living there. We spent a few moments with one of the resident dogs, Percy, and the resident pony and donkeys. (After washing our hands) we had a good time getting to know our tour mates over tea and scones, and then took a walking tour of the abbey and farm grounds (being careful to avoid stepping in the abundant sheep droppings).
The owner Joe then gave us ...
... on luxury goods. It finished in 1851 when big taxes were brought in and only started again in 1947 when immigrants from Czechoslovakia started it off again. We're all amazed at the lack of workplace, health and safety all over he British Isles and in the Waterford factory the glass blowers weren't wearing gloves or eye protection working with molten crystal. There was eye protection for the crystal cutters but no masks for the dust, bearing in mind it is lead dust, or protection over driving ...
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