Glamping in the European context

Glamping is a phenomenon which has been around for some time. It combines the desire to be camping close to nature, yet somewhat shielded from the worst elements in a slightly more permanent structure with some home comforts. Over the years glamping has evolved to a encompass a huge variety of structures from yurts to […]

Hide and seek

Our megalithic stone pile is providing both fun and challenge for the kids (goat type) and the big kids (human) like my brother in law Rea who took this photo last week!

Three bags full

Come on in… the water is lovely

Though they had to break the ice this morning, the Aylesbury ducks are loving the cold water and encouraging their Moscovy friends to follow them. It certainly is a cool start to March. Hopefully having come in like a lion it might go out like a lamb!

Snowy mountains…hungry sheep

This morning’s unexpected snow capped mountains made a pleasant backdrop to the pods. In the foreground Paddy looks a little sleepy as the sheep manage to put away a lot of carrots. It’s a great time on the farm as we prepare for lambing …keep an eye on our blog for new baby lambs. And […]

The life of Liesel

It’s always interesting to read the blogs people write. Liesel came to the Pod Páirc and here is what she wrote….Introducing “The Pods”: Top of the Rock Pod Pairc and Walking Centre is located way down the road in West Cork, about four hours drive from Dublin. By the third hour I was thankful for […]

Deelish Cascades

I am enjoying the beauty of this river scene along the Deelish Cascades.  Tomorrow I hope to take a group of young people from YMCA Cork right up this river stretch to Castledonovan.  Spring is in the air here!