I haven't left the house since Friday: runny nose, achy head and generally feeling like crap. And I haven't posted any photos of Ireland for a couple of weeks, so here's one I took of Hamwood House a few weeks back.
I posted a photo of the gatehouse sometime back in January, but the garden is open to the public only for a few months of the year. It was most odd though, to drive a km or so down the driveway and park near the house while there was (apparently) nobody in attendance. Max and I wandered around looking for someone and found a shed where they had information and some pamphlets about the garden, and we found the walled garden too, which was a bit overgrown and is probably a lot better earlier in the season.
The house is quite unusual with the octagonal rooms at each side of the front, and the upstairs clerestory at the back. We didn't hang around though - it was so quiet it felt like we weren't supposed to be there, so we jumped in the car and drove off fairly quickly. #Hamwood #Meath #Dunboyne #georgian