|The Gatehouse at the Towers - Helen Tilston|
Arriving at Ballysaggartmore Towers, Co. Waterford, Ireland felt like entering a story book or the setting for Lord of The Rings. They were built in 1850 by Arthur Kiely-Ussher for his wife who wanted to live in a large house. The plan was to build a large castle but having built the bridge, its towers and the gate lodge, the money ran out so work on the castle never began. Instead they had to settle for a much more modest house which was demolished in the 1930s.
|The beginning of our walk at the Towers, the sun was shining, Photo Helen Tilston|
|The watchtower at the Towers, photo Helen Tilston|
|My niece, Evelyn Glynn riding side-saddle and jumping too, photo M. Glynn|
|The moss encrused tree seemed to dance, photo: Helen Tilston|
|Tower, Helen Tilston|
|Tower, tunnel - Helen Tilston|
I am very inspired and shall be painting my memories of this special day.