Welcome to Waterford Castle
This castle is a house with a long story in an island ironically known as the little Island in Ireland. The Fitzgerald family was owned for hundreds of years and was passed down for several generations, however in the 1980 it was purchased by a developers and turned into a hotel. The house itself is in a beautiful Gothic style and the new build was made in 1895, which replaced the older run down family home. The design of the lastly built house was designed by Romayne Walker and the construction is mainly in unrefined rubble stone with a great Irish style. The castle is well known and with its beautiful look and feeling it keeps a great ambiance and remains culturally valuable despite the commercial use it came to exist under.
The riches of an untouched landscape
For the most beautiful natural scenery, and to experience being close to the land, the little island is indeed a place to visit. There are few areas in the world today untouched by modern society, and the grounds which the historical castle is situated is most definitely one of these. Untouched by the modern development, with the exception of a few luxury cabins and a golf course, the riches of the land lay silent and untouched. Finding yourself on these rich green fields, or in their brushes is a privilege of the dearest kind, and here you will be able to hear the land speak.
The air of the little island is inhabited with the scent of earth and greenery, such as can only be found in naturally rich ecosystems which have been left to develop alongside our modern life, without being ruined by it.
Living in one of the cabins developed by private investors if you are a golfer will allow you to travel though the course across the over three hundred acers of natural greenery whilst enjoying the activity of the game. But there are of course also opportunities to do trekking, bird watching and many other things in which you can experience nature and scenery specific to the island.
When does a house become a castle?
This vague question is a funny one which we here would like to bring you, and hope that you also will enjoy your own contemplations on the subject.
So what is really the difference between a house, or a mansion and a castle? Well there are a whole row of factors, and it’s not a science set in stone but to mention a few.
A house may have many rooms, but a castle tends to outweigh even the largest manor by a fair bit when it comes to the sheer size of them. Castle is from the Latin Castellum, and is defined as a fortified structure. One that in the past would act as a strong hold defending (or attacking, depending on the castle head), the surrounding green land and farms.
In being fortified, the castle will be of a sturdy and massive build, this was so that it would stand attacks, fending off any enemy there to take over the land. Some castles are walled in, and some of the greater castles also have adjacent villages.
Going away again from the more technical side of things, and wishing to share one of the best definitions we found of a castle when we were researching the subject.
Something which will be true in almost all cases. You will be able to fit a house inside a castle, but you’ll not manage the other way around.
Our favourite castle is situated on the little island, and with its grand design and well preserved halls, even today you can go and visit, inhibit and enjoy the landscape whilst you are there. If you have questions or comments with regards to this article or anything else on the page, please let us know. You can find our contact details on the page with the corresponding name, we hope you enjoyed our little question and look forward to hearing from you.
A golf course without like on this planet
Although it may not be conjoint with the ideals of all those who have interest in the land on the little Island, one of the most famous and well known features to crown the space is the world famous golf course. Available to golf enthusiasts, especially the successful and the lucky ones, the course can be enjoyed as part of a holiday, or resort. What is worth bringing up is although private development stood for the building of the course, great respect has been payed to ensure that the sanctity of the land has been kept, and with great effort disturbance to the historical landscape has been left as untouched by modern development as possible.
Over 300 acers of beautiful green landscape and wildlife is covered, and if you are a golfer looking to play here, you will no doubt have the experience of a lifetime. With its unique geographical position the warm and humid climate has given rise to a vast landscape covering all shades of green, and inclusive of a great diversity of life. Many ornithologists and bird watches treat the land here as a paradise of richness. And of course with good reason, the sights and spices of wing baring animals that can be found and observed here are numerous and of great variety.
No matter if you are a golf enthusiast, a fascinated bird spotter or just someone who loves nature and hiking, the little Island and Waterford castle is definitely one for the bucket list. The rich cultural heritage and stunning scenery will no doubt take your breath away should you take your opportunity to visit.
The wonderful beach of the Little Island
There are many features of the Little Island which can only be known though experience, and of course one can see pictures and images, however they fall a great distance short in comparison with the real thing.
There are smells, winds, views, sensations and of course the long history of the place which can only be felt when one is present in the flesh. Often we speak about the great green pastures of Ireland, and often there are great and wonderful worlds about the castles, of course including the Waterford Castle which is one of the greatest still standing. However there are also a whole row of different scenery to be met with and places to visit which are stunning not only to the eye, but also to the senses.
Taking a walking tour, alone or with friends around the island will no doubt be an experience to treasure, and in this at some points there will be a great gravitation to walk along the seaside, of course the coastline of the island varies, however the variation and the view means simply that no matter where you walk, with the great vastness of the sea next to you, there is a continuous stream of new and a feeling of humbleness, to the sea, to the land and to the planet.
“There is plenty reason for anyone who loves nature to visit, and for anyone who loves walking to ensure that a long stroll along the beautiful beaches here are not only seen, but experienced. There are many places as the Little Island where Waterford Castle is situation, yet there is no other which is the same, the uniqueness and the awe can only be felt in being present, so if you have a chance to have this wonderful experience, be certain to take it.” Simon, Locksmith, visited on a leisure break.
Well known structures which live up to the great Castle on the little island
If a choice had to be made, or a prize had to be given for the best castle to visit, the Waterford estate is no doubt in the running for it. There are of course other more famous castles around, and visiting something such as Edinburgh castle and enjoying the greatness of others like it is of course something that is recommended.
Seeing a range of different places is always educating and enriching. However, with the more commercially famous castles on the British Isles having huge amounts of tourist traffic most times of the year it can also be a less than relaxing stay. Visiting the tower of London, strolling at Dover castle, or experiencing the majestic sites of Arundel Castle are all things which we greatly recommend, however if you are searching for something truly special, an experience that will stay with you for year and years, as well as find some peace to learn, relax, rejuvenate and much more, our strongest suggestion and contender for the most valuable and important place to ensure a visit to. Is of course the Fitzgerald estate, which his wonderfully kept restored and at high class. Here you can also enjoy golf, long walks and many other things.
For cultural history choosing a castle destination which is less crowded, built with ingenuity and great taste, as well as privately owned and kept in the best possible way, ensure you get this castle noted on your list of castles to visit as the explorer you are.
If you have questions you want to ask the team here, contact us at any time though the page with the same name and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible. And feel free to let us know about your favourite Castle visit.
The castle and the area in the present
In the present time of the little Island and the Waterford Castle there is and has been modern development taking place. This is something which in many cases have been negative for places of cultural value around the country and globe, however in this case it has been a very positive one. This due to the fact that the development taking place is very minimalist, and to ensure that the history of the place is kept intact, in the current there are only a few lodges and holiday homes which have been put in place. A couple of years back the world famous golf course was built on the land, and running though one of the most beautiful sceneS to ever have a course run through it, investors are keen to keep it this way. The course it self attracts world class golfers as well as have held a row of high standard world tournaments.
Of course if you are interested in the experience of either the course which is known for its challenging build, having been created by a former champion and not made easy, or if you want to experience the beautiful natural scenery of the wide spanning landscapes, or both, you can of course visit the little island. Luxury accommodation is available if you are in the higher pay scales or of hereditary financial privilege, but there are also other opportunities to visit the island if you are of a different background.
No matter of your situation, if you have an opportunity to visit this culturally rich, and historically famous grounds, there are only good reasons to, and with the green landscapes and a richness without a like you are sure to find an experience to last you for life here.
A place of inspiration through the senses for the Artist
We have brought you a whole bundle of information with regards to the little island and the grand castle which still stands strong upon its ground. We have described the riches of the land, the beautiful scenery and the great history which can be felt in only when one is present here, in which many great lessons also can be found. Today we would like to bring some other wonderful points, speaking to you as a creative, a painter, a musician, an artist. We would like to let you know of the sensory stimulation, inspiration and activation which is experienced here regularly by others similar to you.
There is a wide variety of soundscapes in addition to the countless number of breath taking views and landscapes, making it a place suitable to visit for you as a musician, sound artist, painter or illustrator alike. Not only are you sure to find the inspiration you need, but there are also many places available for the practice of your creativity.
Regardless of what your domain is as a creative individual, there are things to explore here, but that doesn’t say it is the only thing you can explore here. If you are more of more of a golfer type you can enjoy the world famous course which runs the length of the island though the beautiful green hills, and if you are more of a scientific biology mind there is a whole world of wildlife just waiting to be observed. All individuals who visit this castle come away with something special, and we have yet to hear about anyone who was not extremely pleased with their choice to visit. So to you as an artist and a creative, as well as to everyone else, please ensure that this is on your list of geographical locations worthy of a visit when opportunity is given.
Where does the green richness come from?
There is no doubt about it, the richest scape of shades of green can be found here if you come to visit, and in doing so you will also be able to part take in a little piece of history. In your own way and in your own time, and even in your own activity, if you are a golfing fan with a bit of spare disposable income on your hands, and a plan to get away from you day to day and learn something new.
As said by those who live there, those who have visited, and by those who enjoy regular stays there is one thing which has unison agreement. By baring witness to such colour, such awe and such presence of cultural history an experience without alike will be guaranteed. Recommended, well reputed and great on the eyes, choosing this destination for your next holiday or excursion will no doubt leave your mind in wonder and appreciation, as well as rejuvenate you to be able to handle all the things which most modern day lives demand of its experiencers.
Many have met with the greenery of the little island with the profoundest effect, and another testament to just how green this little patch of land is, you can have a look at Ireland though one of the many satellite images available online today, even here you can distinguish this lovely colour and have a sample of what is to come should you visit in the flesh. Visiting which of course is something that the editing team here highly recommends for all the best reasons.
Why we love the green pastures of the little Island
Of course we could bring up the point of originality, as if there are not a thousand unspoken treasures in the world in form of places. And with the history bestowed upon this place, the ambience holds lesson from ancient times, profundities which no language could communicate that must be experienced to be understood, yet never uttered. However, we will not go any deeper into that. Instead we will bring up what it is we like the most, and why.
The accessibility to visit such a place is high, and close to home the journey will not cost much, and with the modern facilities available on this island, there are several opportunities to find a perfect mix of what you like here. A relaxing holiday, without any expectations or must to do things to be fulfilled. You can simply come and relax, and enjoy the place in all its glory without having to expend too much energy.
Of course if you are after expending energy, long walks, bird watching, golf and other activities are available, and they are indeed of the grandest of their kind. A walk on this island by far beats the regular walk to work. The afternoon cup of tea in a serene historically and culturally rich place will install you with much more than the cuppa at home in your room.
The beautiful greenery and the rich life is made accessible and enjoyable by those who develop the land, who are not only interested in bringing people to this wonderful place, but also keep the value of the space by respecting the past and ensuring that all things are in order.
What time to visit?
If you are planning time away, if you are wanting to visit something special which can be categorised, not only as a holiday to let you relax and enjoy the things you like to do. But also get the ability to experience something which is by many described as timeless and very close to the soul. Then it can be a good idea to give this destination some extra consideration. The castle itself is of the finest standards, and with architecture to take your breath away, you can but be in awe of the place if visited. The best seasons to visit the island is from early spring to late fall, as here you will experience the deepest shades of green all the way to the changing landscape and wildlife scenery with the seasons. The wintertime is of course also wonderful to visit, however it may prove slightly more difficult to enjoy some of what this wonderful place has to offer.
Never the less, there are some advantages with visiting during the quiet season, of course there is more space, and the peace to be found here during the wintertime is of no like, perhaps if you are not a golf fan and would only come to use the available luxury homes to relax and rejuvenate you winter may be just the right time for you. However if you are golfer, a wild life watcher, a hiker and like to spend much time outdoors perhaps it’s good to wait until the first spring flowers have erupted, and ensure that you visit has been and gone before the last leaf falls to the ground off the trees.
Some of the best reviews you can find, with good reason
Having a look around the internet for destinations around the isles and perhaps even in Europe we find many options and great reviews online for this particular place. And of course it is not without reason that a place grows to become loved and highly appreciated. It is for our team a clear indicator that this is a place worth visiting, and you be in a position where you have the opportunity to we recommend you take that chance.
Few places are so loved by their visitors as those scares places of strong history and connection with the land, and although in our current world the outlook to keep places such as this is looking increasingly more grim, there is still opportunity now. But don’t take our word for it, go and have a look around the net yourself, see how a visit to such an earthly and human place of history and richness will change your perspective on life. If you do go, and find yourself in agreement with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here and share your experience, your pictures and what you think.
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Visit it now before the chance is forever gone
With the world rapidly changing many historically priceless sights are disappearing all across the globe. Though natural changes, though development and progress, or just due to being forgotten. Although the Waterford Castle on the Little Island is currently being well preserved by private investors, and respect is held for the land which is of a cultural heritage which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. It’s still a good idea to ensure that you visit this most special of places whilst there is still a chance to see, smell and experience it. The green island is one of few places with instills you with the mysteries of its history be a mare visit. If you are an admirer of nature, and someone who appreciates history, the Waterford castle standing today is a vestige of a fine time where closeness was felt to the land. And if you visit today you can feel this closeness.
Of course the wildlife is also without a like, and with bird watching of a very special and original kind, just as the trekking possibilities for those with strong legs are amazing. If you are more of a player type, there is also the opportunity to get stuck into a game of golf on a course made world famous by it’s challenging nature, and its wonderful scenery. Running though a large part of the island the views and pastures experienced with this golf round will surely be an experience to remember.
So ensure that you take the chance whilst it’s still there, and visit the little island and the historical and magnificent Waterford castle whilst it’s still there and still stands.
Interesting origins; Another reason to meet with the wonderful inhabitants of the little island
In stone age times Ireland was inhabited by the first settlers which were to remain there and make the founding base of a very specific gene pool. The first settlements happen some ten thousand years ago and there are still standing history of their settlements across the country. The questions researches have asked themselves for long to where these settlers came from. There are vast assumptions that the Irish are of Celtic origin, something supported by history lessons in schools and so forth even today. However, recent research into the DNA of Irish inhabitants have shown that they are not derived from the Keltoi, which were believed to have migrated from central Europe 1500 years ago, but instead shows the closest genetic match to be found is from the north of Spain.
The remote location and isolation of being an Island have then not been subject to the change which many other less isolated gene pool have seen. In other words, the Irish gene pool have been passed down, generation by generation for thousands of years, something which is special, particular, and teaches us a lot about the development and evolution of human genetics.
To visit Ireland today, you will also meet with this interesting fact in the flesh, and should you decide to spend any length of time there and if you have an interest in the field of genetics, anthropology, culture and history you are sure to find many lessons which don’t exist anywhere else in the world.
Visiting a grand castle which has been preserved and having a little taste of what life would have been like back then is something that the team here considers a good experience for anyone to go though, and if you have the time and resources to visit the little island and Waterford Castle, it is our warmest recommendation that you take that chance.
What’s so special about this place
There is only one way to truly find out what makes a place special, the experience of having been there. And in this endeavour, should it be one of yours, we also know that it always helps with a little bit of guidance. If one travels to a place and expects everything to happen without effort or without giving it your attention you may come home disappointed. However, with an island like this the before mentioned is very unlikely to happen. There is a very special and spectacular air, smell, view which all work as a multi sensory canvas to fill your mind.
It’s been said that visiting this island, experiencing this island is not something that is pushed on to you, but more gently washes over your senses. “The tip that we would like to provide you with before you are on your way there to see for yourself, is simply to allow it time, there is no rush when you land in a space with the historical and the natural external impressions which you will consciously and unconsciously take.” Richard, visited with work for a conference.
Another things which we would recommend is to ensure that you keep attention, not so much to the clock, or to what you are searching for, but to everything which this rich place has to offer. And rich it is, in wild life, in colour and nuance, in scents, sounds and much more. It’s been said to have the ability to transfer wisdom, not though words or in ways understandable to our mind, yet many have described feelings of fulfillment and satisfaction, and of course also a bit of sadness upon their departure after their stay. Of course the words and description of others can only motivate you to experience it for yourself, but will never be enough to transfer the timelessness which is yet to be found here.
The end of the rainy season!
Soon the wet, damp and cold winter will be over, and perhaps you like many of the spring flowers and birds feel hungry for escaping your nice comfortable home for a bit of adventure. If this is close to your current lines of thought, please take a moment to look around this webpage where you will find information about one of the most wonderful places in Europe. Green, fresh, beautiful and of course now with spring coming, in waking up is a whole range of different type of life. The sea, the greenery, and of course the people who you find in the wonderful castle area which is also springing to life with the season carrying the same name.
Perhaps proclaiming the end of the rainy season is a bit too optimistic, but the biting cold is subduing, and for the days in which it may still be wind and rain there are plenty of places to get warm and comfortable in newly developed areas around the island. If you are new to the place there is little which beats the beautiful castle full of history and instilled with the wisdom of the land. It may be colourful wording, but if you visit you will sure come to see that words are not even close to matching the in life, in depth richness that this place holds.
Culturally and historically significant, preserved in the present, and right there for you to visit and experience, ensure that you take the chance to go to the little island when it next comes around, it will be worth your time and you will not regret it.