don’t go to ireland

_MG_4075For years I have resisted writing about Ireland because it’s where I go to tune out, turn off, and talk to the sheep.  The thought of anyone else finding out about my secret corner of County Louth makes me shudder.  So imagine my surprise a few weeks ago to find the New York Times travel section calling “my” little medieval town of Carlingford “one of the new Eden’s”!  I guess the cat is now out of the bag; so I might as well share a few images taken by my good friend, the photographer Lyn Hughes, who was privileged not only to be allowed a visit this summer, but also to sample my plum crumble.

Carlingford Loch with King John's Castle in the distance

Carlingford Loch with King John's Castle in the distance

The busy center of town.

The busy center of town.

Carved window details at the Old Mint.

Carved window details at the Old Mint.

The courtyard of the Kingfisher Bistro.

The courtyard of the Kingfisher Bistro.

From the sheep field, looking north to the Mourne Mountains.

From the sheep field, looking north to the Mourne Mountains.

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