THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WHITE.
Bantry House (1710 - 1845). Bantry, County Cork, Republic oh Ireland. .
The House was bought in 1750 by Richard White, the founder of the family fortune, and was magnified during the first half of the XIX century. .
The wealth and power of the family grew vertiginously in the XVIII century, making them the largest landowners in County Cork and elevating it to the peerage. They also built an important art collection.
In the following century the White fortune declined precipitously, the land and the collection were sold and the title of Earl of Bantry became extinct. .
The House is now rather dilapidated, and one wing hosts a B&B. The gardens, after a long period of neglect, were restored in the last 40 years with substantial European grants.
In spite of the very bad conservation state (or maybe because of it) the House and Gardens are extremely picturesque and suggestive, and the position on the bay is magnificent.
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If you’ve ever wondered if Ireland is as green as you’d imagine it to be - it is. On Friday, we went to Bantry House, a beautiful old house and garden which truly looks straight out of a movie (we looked it up, it’s not). Although climbing the 100 steps was tough, it was definitely worth the beautiful view of the entire estate and the water. After walking through the house, and sitting in all of the chairs to find the best one, we walked down the creek and around the grounds. After we were done at Bantry House, we drove up to Glengarriff and walked up to see Barley Lake. Which also looked like something out of a movie. Later that night, around sunset we went to the Bantry overlook which overlooks the entire bay - it was one of the best sights of my trip, a picture wouldn’t have been able to capture it. Ireland has certainly won my heart 🇮🇪 #ehufall2019#ehu#isustudyabroad#isu#roamingredbirds#edgehill#ehuinternational#ireland#bantry
A quiet weekend in advance of the upcoming October madness with Harry Potter, Scarecrows et al...
More of that next week.
In the meantime, the schedule for Saturday the 12th of October...
8am. Donal O’Donovan
11am. John Daly
2pm. John O’Mahony
5pm. Maebh O’Neill
7pm. Paul Broderick
9pm. Program 9 in her series, ‘Business Women of West Cork’ with Anna Healy followed by ‘The History Shoe’ with Kieran Doyle.
10pm. Repeat of last Sunday nights ‘White Noise Radio Show’ with Kevin Murphy.
Sunday 13th of October...
12am. Overnight music
8am. Repeat of yesterday’s shows until...
7:30pm. The ‘White Noise Radio Show’ with Kevin Murphy.
9:30pm This Island Nation’ with Tom MacSweeney.
10pm Join Rob Armstrong as he goes ‘In Search of the Lost Chord’. Saturday programs repeat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sunday programs repeat on Tuesday and Thursday with all times as per the original broadcast.
To listen, follow the live link below or go to TuneIn and search for WestCorkFM.
Take it to the Limit are an amazing tribute band that celebrate the Eagles 🙌🏼
They are playing at Westlodge Hotel on 23rd October at 8pm! 😊 Call 02750360 to buy your ticket now for an amazing evening 🔥
Last night was the first time on this trip we paid to park overnight. I think €10 on accommodation in 3 weeks isn’t bad going! We find most of our free park ups on the app @park4night or we happen across some places on our travels.
We only planned on staying for an hour yesterday (€1 with free power and water - bargain) but it was so convenient for working and showering etc we decided to splash out and stay overnight. The view wasn’t bad either!
I’ve started keeping a note of every last bit we spend on the road to get an idea of how much daily vanlife costs... let me know if you’d be interested in us sharing this in a post.