Monday, July 6, 2015

Ireland Trip Part 34: An Outside Video Tour of Dromoland Castle

Tom and Rob outside Dromoland Castle
This is part 34 of our Ireland Trip, where we walked around Dromoland Castle and we give you a short video tour at the front of the castle. It was another cloudy, grey day with rain in our memorable adventure. 

THE CASTLE COMPLEX - In the previous couple of blogs about Dromoland, we told you that part of the castle is used for weddings and other big functions. 
  The castle is built on acres (or hectares) of land that offers a large golf course, archery, falconing, horseback riding, nature trails, fishing and more. We only stayed one night and didn't experience any of those things, but finding chocolates on the pillow at night made up for it. 

BEAUTIFUL GARDENS - Outside the front of the castle was a beautiful English garden with styled boxwood shrubs (which Tom likes, but I think they smell like cat pee!). 
Side View of Dromoland Castle

BEST ROOM IN THE HOUSE -  Anne Marie of Across the Pond Vacations booked us in the most elaborate room on the fifth (top) floor of the highest tower, so we had no "next door" rooms. All of the rooms were below us.

OUR SHORT VIDEO TOUR OUTSIDE DROMOLAND CASTLE - We made this 60 second video tour to give you a good feel for what it's like to stand outside the front of the castle and look around. Tom even points to the tallest tower where our room was located. It's quite the elaborate place! (VIDEO BELOW)


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next