Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Fundraising for Kiwoko

When we returned from holiday we still had time to relax and I have continued with my knitting and crocheting on evenings off. These are items for which when sold the proceeds will go to Kiwoko.


We had a very enjoyable evening at hamilton Road presbyterian in Bangor where the belfast Community Gospel Choir put on a concert also to raise funds for kiwoko

I hope to do a 12hr sponsored knit on 19th October to help raise more funds and I am having a coffee and craft sale on the afternoon of 30th November. Donations also being received at regular coffee and craft sessions at no.55.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Achill Island

The weather was perfect for a tour of the island and walks on the blue flag beaches.




 This was such a quaint village less than 30mins from our cottage. It is alos where the John Wayne film "The Quiet man" was filmed


Ashford Castle

Kylemore Abbey

we forgot her coat so had to improvise when it rained
We were here many years before but now there are a few rooms restored and we were able to take a historical tour.
1st owner Mrs Henry nee Vaughan,  from Co Down

famous Abbess

gardeners cottage

Smudge admires walled garden

gothic church on site

I had never realised the Duke of Manchester had lived here as was only aware of their connection with Tandragee Castle.


This area was so beautiful.