Ireland

Killarney: ancient woodlands

It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much and live with her too little. -Oscar Wilde

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Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981, Killarney National Park comprises lakes, mountains and forests as well as some interesting historical sites. One of the most popular attractions in the park is the Victorian Muckross House and its garden. Queen Victoria stayed here in 1861 with her husband Albert, their children and 100 people of their entourage. The owners of the house, the Herberts, spent 6 years preparing for the visit that lasted only two days. They also spent most of their fortune doing up the house to impress the queen and hoping for a title. Albert died a few months after the visit, Victoria mourned the loss of her husband and forgot about the Herberts who went bankrupt soon afterwards.

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For me, the best part of the park is its ancient forest. I would like to invite you to feel the magic through my pictures.

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No wonder, Irish people have long believed in fairies, there is some kind of magic in this forest.

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Guiness Beef Stew – the best way to end an 18km hike through Irish woodlands!

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4 Comments

  1. August 11, 2018 at 10:55 am — Reply

    Just gorgeous! Reminds me a little of our Pacific Rainforest in BC…a mossy Heaven! Thanks for sharing!

    • August 12, 2018 at 7:24 pm — Reply

      Thank you Shelley, it is always a pleasure to share stories from my travels. And it’s great to hear from you!

  2. Bozena Stoch
    August 11, 2018 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    Cudnie. Sliczna natura.

    • August 12, 2018 at 7:25 pm — Reply

      Dziekuje Bozenko za wszystkie komentarze. Zawsze mozna na nie liczyc, jestes super!

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