Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Another Imaginary Day in Ireland

If only these walls could talk ... imagine the stories they could tell dating all the way back to 1228!! At one point the Castle was an estate for the Guinness family, and in the early 1950's the John Wayne movie, 'The Quiet Man' was filmed here.

Today the Ashford Castle is a resort hotel covering cover 350 acres, and a wide range of possible activities for guests. The grounds are beautiful and tranquil. Guests are lodged in 72 bedrooms, 5 state rooms, and 6 suites, which are all uniquely decorated in historic decor. Wouldn't it be fun to visit? 

5 comments:

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Let's go! Love the cup of tea or coffee in the corner, too. Isn't it great how much you learn about the destinations in Laure's classes?

Teresa said...

I do so love seeing your sketchbook, Claire. It has such a refreshing, enticing quality to it. This is lovely. Just perfect!

Jacqueline said...

Wouldn't it be fun to sit in that garden and paint on location! Great painting, Claire!

lori vliegen said...

fabulous rendition of this castle, claire! (and i absolutely love your little clover up in the corner.....balances out the sketch beautifully!!) xox

Barbara Weeks said...

Nicely done! The castle and the sky are outstanding.