Thursday, 22 May 2014

Good Fences - Blessingbourne House- Part 1

In April, the West Church walking group went to Sligo, Ireland for the weekend and on the way we had lunch at Blessingbourne House and afterwards walked around the grounds.  These photographs are the first part of that outing and as there are a lot of shots, I suggest you put them into slide mode and just enjoy them.  

Blessingbourne House is a large Elizabethan style manor-house situated in parkland near Fivemiletown in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The present house was designed by Frederick Pepys Cockerell and constructed between 1870 and 1874.  CLICK HERE for their web site.





























Disused and well hidden from sight behind fences.



















I have a very short video which can be access at 

http://youtu.be/5Fur6ZMRLgQ

If there is a black space below, click it and the video will appear.



I hope you enjoyed the walk around the grounds at Blessingbourne House.

Tomorrow I will continue and show you
part 2 under Weekend Reflections and 
on Saturday, part 3 under Saturday Critters.

I am linking this post with Tex's GOOD FENCES
Thanks for hosting

Thank you for all who visited my post.


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37 comments:

  1. Amazingly beautiful countryside. Those houses look magnificent, and the animals roam freely and happily which is so nice to see.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. I call to this a romanthic life, as you live.

    Tomás.

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  3. The words 'emerald green' spring to mind.

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  4. It looks a beautiful, interesting and peaceful place Margaret. Your photographs are wonderful

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  5. This is a delightful start to my day, thank you Margaret! The one of you amongst the flowers is wonderful :). Such a beautiful place you took us today. Lots of lovely animals and birds and flowers, all marvelous photos!

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  6. So many wonderful photo ops! I wish I had been with you!

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  7. Loved seeing all your photos Margaret. So much to photograph, I couldn't resist either. Beautiful house and gardens (love those Rhododendrons). That's a lovely photo of yourself amongst the flowers too :D)

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  8. Oh Margaret, what a treat! Thank you so much for the tour. Great photos, fences, and shot of YOU. So many wonderful shots.

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  9. Awesome photos. You have such beautiful countryside around you!

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  10. What a lovely spot that was. Cute photo of you in the blue bells.

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  11. I loved the tour. And you got to do some lolling among the flowers. I found it quite interesting how all the animals were looking at you while you were photographing them. I always wonder what they could be thinking. :)

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  12. Thank you for the tour. You got some wonderful pictures and I love those portraits of the cows!

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  13. my connection wouldn't load about 1/2 the photos, but what i saw, i loved. thanks (in advance) for linking in!

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  14. What a wonderful walk! I loved seeing both animals, birds and flowers and the area is very beautiful as well.

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  15. I love seeing this wonderful picture of YOU, what a nice surprise! And such a good name for this manor house. Is it occupied? There are all the animals, but then also unused things. Maybe it is owned by government just for tours? It must have been a fortress because of the cannon. I love your perfect picture of the white cows head, the cat shots, the pink flowers, the gorgeous moss covered limbs. What ARE the little blue flowers?

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    1. HI Ginny Yes the people live in the house. if you click the link in this post you will read all about the house and its history and what they do nowadays to keep things going. The blue flowers are Bluebells. Thanks for your comments.

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  16. What a delightful place - and tour. Am I right in thinking you are reclining in a patch of bluebells? Bliss.

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  17. This manor is beautiful! And all the area around... so gorgeous! Love all your photos! Such lovely animals and flowers!

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  18. Margaret, oh my goodness, what beautiful, beautiful photos! As I was scrolling through your post, I kept thinking I had found a favorite...then I'd see another favorite...and then another...lol! If I could visit another country, Ireland would be it...breathtaking countryside! You have taken some awesome shots here...those with fences (and some very unique fences, I might add) and those without!

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  19. Once again, extraordinary post....can't help myself, LOVE the kitty images!!!

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  20. Thanks for taking us along on your walkabout! Such a variety of color and animals.

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  21. I enjoyed the tour. Thanks for taking us along. I especially like the fence shot with the birds on the posts. The flowers are all beautiful. And liked seeing the picture of you amongst the flowers.

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  22. Wow Margaret, these are all lovely photo's. Thanks for the tour. and the photo of you is wonderful.

    Looking forward to part 2.

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  23. Such a delightful post! I so enjoyed your tour, all your images are amazing,and I particularly enjoyed all the animal and fence photos. What a gorgeous place!

    ~Lindy

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  24. Great farm, great fences, great animals---I like it all. Could you imaging living in a house like that. I love all the old accoutrements. Always good to relax amid the posies. LOL MB

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  25. Nice pictures , full of beauty , wonderful place!

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  26. Everything looks so lush and green! What a beautiful place and tour!

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  27. So many great photos here. I particularly liked your shots of cows and birds with fences. (I'm a "boviholic" but like birds, too.) Thanks for stopping by to see my Good Fences. (I'm late with comments because my modem died Thursday morning and it took until today for my husband to hook up a new one.)

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  28. really lovely photograph!! i always favor those farm animals!!

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  29. definitely a blessing just to tour this lovely spot!
    ty for sharing [& including yourself in the grouping!]

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  30. Wonderful. I enjoyed scrolling down your photos. I'd love to visit Ireland some day...

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  31. Beautiful- beautiful, every part of it, Margaret! Thanks for sharing:)

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  32. I had always been intrigued with Ireland and a few years ago when researching my mother's side of the family I was totally surprised her family's roots were there. We hadn't known of her Irish heritage. Your first photo drew me in and captured my heart. Thanks for sharing this lovely post.

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  33. WOW!!! So many wonderful photo. I just love all of your photos.

    Hugs~

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  34. Oh what an incredibly gorgeous manor house! And the grounds are spectacular too. I love Ireland! Your photos are amazing! Thank you so much for visiting my blog also!

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