Happy St. Patrick's Day, all! Are you wearing green today? My mother's maiden name is Flanigan, but Ireland is one faraway land that's still on our getaway list - actually it's a top contender for a trip later this year. Pouring over photos of Tankardstown House in County Meath makes me think it may be time to investigate my Irish roots. Shall we take a wander in honor of St. Paddy?
The impressive 18th century manor house nestled on 100 parkland acres once belonged to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Today, Tankardstown House welcomes guests with charming suites, "take me away" claw-footed tubs, a spa, a cowshed-turned restaurant and verdant gardens. Fancy a wander across the park? Wellies and four estate dogs are at the ready for a country walk.
On second thought, spending the day at home like the lady of the manor looks quite lovely. too.
Or tea in the garden perhaps?
Eat too much cake and scones? A local adventure company, Muddy Boots, can arrange hikes through spectacular scenery. There's fishing nearby, not to mention castles, prehistoric tombs and whiskey.
An Irish idle sounds like just the thing on a St. Paddy's Day Monday, don't you think?
Have a beautiful start to your week! XO
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