A castle, a walled garden, a private graveyard, 2 fountains, 2 follies, 3 lakes, peacocks, swans, cygnets and green algae!

Yesterday we all went to the wonderful Johnstown Castle in Wexford for an afternoon out. Such a beautiful place. Very dog friendly although all 3 of us madraí had to be kept on our leads throughout.

The castle itself is immense. Huge! but we didn’t go indoors but I spotted an ancient rocking horse when we looked in one of the ground floor windows.

Missy launched herself into the first fountain we saw so I joined her. But Hallie was having none of that splashing nonsense.

We met lots of friendly people many of whom had dogs in tow so it was a sniffers delight all afternoon.

My human had her photo taken beside the statues at one of the follies. but we only had eyes for the peacocks who were strutting around the place. We’d love to have given chase but were constrained by the humans.

While strolling around the three well maintained, litter-free lakesides we circled some hissing swans being very protective of their young. After that we mooched around the walled garden for a bit.

The grounds had a mixture of massive trees of dizzying heights. I imagined the things they must have witnessed down through the years. I bet they could tell a story or two.

The largest lake was wearing a serious amount of green algae. I never saw anything like that before. Had to be seen to be believed.

We also came across a private graveyard tucked in behind a fabulously ornate gate.

At the end of our tour the humans stopped for coffee and we dogs all had a welcome drink of water from one of the many bowls left down for that purpose by the café staff. All in all a wonderful day out. We were tired. Slept well last night.

I love being a dog. I wonder what excitement today will bring?

I’ve been forgetting to mention my music recommendations in the last few posts but today it simply has to be ‘Castle on a Cloud’. The Isabelle Allen version. I think the opening sounds are particularly apt. 🎼

4 thoughts on “A castle, a walled garden, a private graveyard, 2 fountains, 2 follies, 3 lakes, peacocks, swans, cygnets and green algae!

  1. Wow!! Fabulous Brufus.
    Your human owner obviously adores you and your pals- I’m sure you are crazy about her.
    Treats all round afterwards I expect. You are indeed a very well mannered bunch of canines- oh the craic you could have had if off the leads though🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾!!!!

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  2. Brufus, you are the greatest blogger-dog I know. Brilliant. So glad you had all that excitement in Johnstown Castle yesterday. I was at a family birthday party in Galway. The only dog there was the gorgeous red setter, Bobbles, who is about 4 or 5, and thinks she is a lapdog. Keep it up. My love to all of you.


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