It's St Patrick's Day and I thought I'd share some of the local countryside. I particularly like cottages and the more traditional Ireland rather than the new, modern buildings that seem to pop up everywhere. Here's a little taste of the Irish countryside...
Left: A cottage in County Down.
|Above and Below: A traditional village shop at the Kerry Bog Village. More photos of traditional cottages can be found at a previous St Paddy's post - here.|
|Above: Andrew Jackson's cottage located near Carrickfergus in County Antrim - it may look plain but it was built in the 1750's - see below.|
|Inside Andrew Jackson's cottage (now a museum) are traditional wares that keep it looking like it did all those years ago.|
|Above and Below: Across the road from Andrew Jackson's cottage is another thatched roof cottage. The blue sign indicates that it's rich in history and was the home of Ruddick Millar (more info below).|
|Above And Below: Traditional Irish dancing costumes worn by girls competing in dance tournaments.|
|And my favourite - sheep dotted across our countryside. Farmers are kept busy this time of year as it's lambing season.|
Happy St Patrick's Day!
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