Rivers and Wildflowers

September 4, 2013

Vibrant Ireland is one of my favourite travel blogs that shares tips and tales of what to see, do, eat and special places to visit in Ireland, London, Norway and beyond. I was really pleased to write a guest post for Susan, author of Vibrant Ireland about an overnight stay Mr G and I spent at The Waterside Guesthouse in Graigenamanagh, Co Kilkenny which can be found here if you’d like to find out more. The post is more than just a diary of a night away in a riverside village. It’s a reflection on how rural villages are surviving under changing economic and social conditions. Do check it out if you have a minute please. One of the unexpected highlights of our weekend was the walk along the tow path of the River Barrow which was full of beautiful wildflowers. I’ve shared some of the images below which you can click for a slide show.

Sometimes the most beautiful things we experience aren’t chosen or placed, they’re quietly existing around us; we have to slow down, open our eyes and see.


  • Reply Catherine September 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Gorgeous Dee!

    • Reply greensideupveg September 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you Catherine! That’s especially flattering coming from such a talented photographer and blogger x

  • Reply Mary Gethings (@Eco__Evolution) September 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    You have really captured the beauty of Graigenamanagh Dee. An amazing slide show of beautiful wildflowers.

    • Reply greensideupveg September 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Thanks so much Catherine, very kind of you to say 🙂

  • Reply Brian September 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Lovely images Dee…..looked like you had a gorgeous floral visit.

    • Reply greensideupveg September 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you Brian and yes, the river walk was an unexpected summers delight 🙂

  • Reply Green & Vibrant - Dee's Story July 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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