Friday, November 12, 2010

Fancy This?

En route to the Sally Gap, Co Wicklow we stop to take in this incredible autumnal scene.  Well actually, it's incredible at any time!  Directly across is Luggala Mountain also known as Fancy Mountain. It's cliffs are situated above the scenic Lough Tay with it's dark and peaty waters bordered on the right or northern side by a brilliant white sandy beach creating the illusion of a pint of Guinness.  Very appropriate, considering this is the 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi) Luggala Estate belonging to Dr The Hon Garech Browne, a member of the Guinness family.

The buildings on the estate including the main residence, Luggala Lodge, pictured left, are available to rent all year round and the estate has been used as the location of major films including John Boormans's Excalibur.

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