I still have to write about our visit to County Cork this year. We stayed in two airbnbs, one closer to Dublin, so that it was not too long a drive, and the second near Bantry, in order to see Bantry House. We stopped overnight in County Tipperary on the way home, in Thurles, to break up the long drive home.
On our first day, we visited Blarney House and Blarney Castle, both Section 482 properties.
The next day we drove down to our Bantry airbnb. Bantry House wasn’t open that day, as they had an event, so instead, Stephen and I went for lunch to Liss Ard estate, in order to see the Sky Garden by James Turrell. Then we went to see Castletownshend, I made an appointment to see the castle. It is wonderful, full of historical items and still in the same family who built it. I wrote about both these properties in my “accommodation page.” https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/05/17/places-to-visit-and-stay-munster-county-cork/
The next day we visited the wonderful Bantry House. It is like a museum, so full of wonderful decor! I will be writing about all these properties soon.
On our last day, we visited Riverstown to see the Lafranchini brothers’ stuccowork.
We stopped in Tipperary to visit Cahir Castle which is amazing and has a great exhibition about its history. Then we went on to see the Swiss Cottage – I wrote about these in my entry on Office of Public Works sites in County Tipperary. https://irishhistorichouses.com/2022/06/26/opw-sites-in-munster-clare-limerick-and-tipperary/