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Cherry Blossom in late March

29.03 2012 Cherry Blossom in late March

This year’s Cherry Blossom display is spectacular! We hope that they’ll last until Easter. We shot a video on a lovely sunny day and Pierre insisted on starring in the scene!

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Good Bee News

04.09 2011 Good Bee News

When we did our first check of the hives in Spring, we were very worried about our poor bees. The winter had been very cold and we thought it likely that one or more of the hives would have died. What we saw during that inspection was, we thought, worse than we feared. There were lots of dead bees – one hive had completely failed and the other 2 looked like they were on their...

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Heritage Week in Kilkenny

20.08 2011 Heritage Week in Kilkenny

It’s Heritage Week this week and there’s a fantastic range of events on in Kilkenny (and countrywide). Most are free and they offer a great opportunity to explore our Natural and Built Heritage. Here are some of the events that we are looking forward to: String Quartet Recital in the beautiful 14th century St. Mary’s Church, Gowran Myths and Stories: Discovery Trail through Kilkenny Castle Park Medieval Battle Re-enactments in Rothe House Cheese making with Helen from Knockdrinna Childrens’ Medieval...

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Kells Preschool trip to Croan

23.06 2011 Kells Preschool trip to Croan

We have just been visited by the Pre-school class from Kells Resource Centre. Thankfully the sun shone and everyone had a great time feeding the animals, picking strawberries, playing on the lawn and ticking off the finds on the nature trail! I think that the ride in the big bus might have been the highlight for some though! 30 kids under 5 and not a tear shed all morning – a great success! We might host...

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Champion Tree in Bloom

20.04 2011 Champion Tree in Bloom

Our champion native wild cherry tree (Prunus Avium) may be almost 270 years old but it still puts on an impressive display when in bloom, which it is at the moment. The tree is almost 70 ft in height (20m) and when the sunlight catches the blossom, it really seems to glow! The tree forms a part of the drive leading to Croan House and Cottages and we suspect that Cherry may have been inter-planted with...

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