An American in Wexford, Antiques, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest, Travel

Antiquing in Ireland. The ” Old Yard ” in Kildare

Hi everyone, today I am going to take you on our trip to an antique shop and cafe about an hour drive north of us in Oylegate.  It is in a town called Castledermott in south-east Ireland near the Cavan and Kildare borders. The establishment is called “The Old Yard.”  It is a family run business… Read More Antiquing in Ireland. The ” Old Yard ” in Kildare

An American in Wexford, Ireland, Travel, Tutorials and Information

MADE IT BACK TO IRELAND BUT WITH A FEW HITCHES

We are back in Oylegate Lodge.  Still a bit jetlagged but I wanted to catch you up.  So to start off with the big hitch….I left my package of medications I need for hypertension and thyroid at John’s Daughter’s house in Philly.  When I unpacked the day we got back, I didn’t see it.  It will take… Read More MADE IT BACK TO IRELAND BUT WITH A FEW HITCHES

An American in Wexford, Ireland, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest, Travel

SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS

Ireland calls itself the land of saints and scholars.  Many categories come under scholars, including artists and writers.  As I travel looking for gates and doors to photograph, I have also taken a few pix of the roadway sculptures. I recently learned that Ireland has a law that took 1% of the cost of building a… Read More SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS

Furniture, Ireland, Whimsey, Wood

HAND TURNED PEN SETS-Do you know what BUBINGA is???

The first pen set you see was made in our shop in Ireland {This shop has the lathe} with a wood called Bubinga. Bubinga is an African Hardwood, specifically an Equatorial Africa of western Africa including Gabon, Congo, and Angola. sometimes called the African Rosewood, it may resemble other hardwood mahogany wood from South American.… Read More HAND TURNED PEN SETS-Do you know what BUBINGA is???

Antiques, ART, Decor, Furniture, Ireland, Ireland, Tiles

Craven Dunhill Pottery Fireplace Tile- Antique- Victorian- Art Noveau

We have a collection of Antiques in Ireland.  Periodically we bring some items over to Ohio for the enjoyment of our USA customers.  One unique item is a fireplace tile.  The old cast iron fireplaces of the Victorian home had pretty tiles lining the outside of the insert of the fireplace.    The tiles would match or… Read More Craven Dunhill Pottery Fireplace Tile- Antique- Victorian- Art Noveau

Foodie, Home, HOME N GARDEN, Ireland

WHATS AN IRISH SCONE?

Most scones in Ireland are called British scones in the American food vernacular. But there is a difference between an American scone and A British/Irish scone. The American Scone/biscuit has mostly the same ingredients as the scone here in Ireland: flour, shortening, a bit of sugar, milk, salt, and baking powder. But the scone here has the addition of… Read More WHATS AN IRISH SCONE?