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Living Like a Lord (or Lady) - At least on vacation in Ireland.....

2009.05.09
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Right this way...
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Your faithful subjects will greet you....
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Come on in!
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Now that's a castle! You'll be quite safe....
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Now how's that for a security door!
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This is the Coach House, where we stayed. It's just across the yard from the castle, which was the view from my bedroom window. Now that's my idea of a vacation! ;)
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I was delighted and amused to learn that it is possible to rent your very own castle for your vacation! Ok, I admit, we actually rented the Coach House, because one person in our group wasn't comfortable with old circular stone stairs, but both the castle and coach house were very cleverly and comfortably modernized, and charmingly furnished. This is Ballyhannon Castle and Coach House in Quin, County Clare, Ireland. They are self-catering accomodations, and make an awesome alternative to staying in a hotel.

I was fortunate enough to spend 16 days in May vacationing in Ireland, Scotand, and London, which are some of my favorite places in the world. Stay tuned for more vacation photos - you're warned! ;)

BTW - If you'd like to vacation in your very own castle, check out Ballyhannon Castle.
19 Comments
PennyWyatt Sweet !!!!
PennyWyatt · 2009-06-15: 23:32
dgarun Amazing! 16 days in a castle! That must be wonderful experience!
dgarun · 2009-06-16: 01:59
mystic1 Wow so cool, thats would be cool to rent a castle haha Fantastic shots, looks like alot of fun
mystic1 · 2009-06-16: 02:42
finbarr nice shots !! i visit this castle many years ago !!l hope you had nice holiday in lreland, may be next time you can visit me in lreland !!
finbarr · 2009-06-16: 04:05
????? how amazingly intriguing, I am SO jealous!!! #7 is my personal fave
????? · 2009-06-16: 09:01
busybee36 A wonderful set, particularly the door in no 8 - how did you get those cows to stand in line for you?!
busybee36 · 2009-06-16: 13:27
lynnsgallery2 WOW!!! These are beautiful...I have never seen a castle. Fantastic work :))
lynnsgallery2 · 2009-06-16: 21:53
quietgal Very cool!
quietgal · 2009-06-18: 20:44
BlueLady The lighting is great! Beautiful shots!
BlueLady · 2009-06-19: 03:18
bundlesofjoy This set is very nice. I like the composition in #6 & 8. Really glad you enjoyed you trip and look forward to seeing more!
bundlesofjoy · 2009-06-22: 22:02
Jannie Very cool! I love the cow shot, and the castle door. Great set, looking forward to seeing more!
Jannie · 2009-06-25: 19:53
catdad Great shots Liz, looks like a neat place to visit ! cd
catdad · 2009-06-27: 15:55
davidcardona Magnificient!
davidcardona · 2009-06-28: 19:08
photopoet What an intriguing vacation. My favorite—the second photo. Beautiful set.
photopoet · 2009-07-06: 22:11
joycephotography Just awesome.
joycephotography · 2009-07-06: 23:46
TheBigHush 16 days!... and you didn't say hello?

I like #2 : were you mooved by your subjects' adoration? :)

TheBigHush · 2009-07-11: 03:52
ConceptuellaB #2 and #10 are my Favourite .
ConceptuellaB · 2009-07-17: 03:37
adipatigusti impressive. #7 is excellent. Nice sky tone too
adipatigusti · 2009-07-29: 23:07
tomie great set! so many casttles in Ireland!!
tomie · 2009-08-01: 02:27
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