Powerscourt Estate, County Wicklow

by Stephanie July. 25, 2017 621 views

The second day in Dublin saw us collecting a hire car and heading south about 25 minutes towards County Wicklow and the Mountains. We stopped first at Powerscourt Estate for some water and architectural photography. The house occupies the site of a 13th Century castle but was altered tremendously in 1731 by the Architect, Richard Cassells, to become the Family seat of the Vicounts Powerscourt. It has more recently (since 1961) been the home of the Slazenger family (of sporting goods fame) and although almost destroyed by fire in 1974, it was renovated gain in 1996. The grounds occupy around 47 acres and include Irelands highest waterfall 121m (398feet) and approximately 5-6Km from the house!

Powerscourt Estate entrance -opposite are two championship golf courses which form part of the estate!

Powerscourt Estate entrance -opposite are two championship golf courses which form part of the estate!

Towards the wicklow mountains and downwards to the lake and fountains of Powerscourt

Towards the wicklow mountains and downwards to the lake and fountains of Powerscourt

Lake and seated figure fountain

Lake and seated figure fountain

Stone steps and quarter landings with decorated multi-toned stones, beautify the change from level to level decending to the lake.

Stone steps and quarter landings with decorated multi-toned stones, beautify the change from level to level decending to the lake.

Looking back toward the house from the far lakeside

Looking back toward the house from the far lakeside

Japanese garden-1

Japanese garden-1

Japanese garden -2

Japanese garden -2

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Ram Ya 3 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful estate, Stephanie. I especially like #2 in monochrome 100 
Thank you for sharing.

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Stephanie Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 7 months ago

Thank you for your comments, we could have spent all day there, it's a wonderful place to visit.

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Helen Hooker 3 years, 7 months ago

What a wonderful place! I like the mix of colour and monochrome shots.

3 years, 7 months ago Edited
Stephanie Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years, 7 months ago

Really marvellous Helen, If you're ever near Dublin - it's worth at least a day's visit. This time we had just a taster session - enough to make us want to go back though!

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