I’m back folks I’m back ! I was on sabbatical, please don’t snigger – we canines need our “me” time too. I missed you all but I’m back …. nose to the ground. Weather is miserable, but only temporary and a visit to Jerpoint Park is awaiting you as two male donkeys arrived on Monday and they need naming … , so if you have … Read More
DIARY 11th February 2012
SNOWDROPS are in abundance in our garden at JERPOINT PARK, one of my favourite flowers. Second favourite “Primroses” and finally “Blubells”, in fact I just adore spring as lambs, foals and calves are born. The birds are making their presence known, with one little wren gathering moss outside the kitchen window, the” Starlings” are in full song, while the” Herons” are busy … Read More
DIARY ….. 19th JANUARY 2012
Roald Dahl’s best selling book “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is a wonderful read, but JERPOINT PARK has it’s own clever Mr. Fox, as the goose numbers have dropped from 32 to 12. A “Raven” took part in the action first when the goslings were 3 – 4 weeks old ( I at one stage even got the blame……. imagine me), but when I was in my kennel … Read More
Conservation & stabilisation of the Tower
A grant was awarded to aid the proposed stabilisation and conservation of the Tower work under the “Conservation Plan Led Projects” for JERPOINT PARK by the Heritage Council of Ireland 2011. Work commenced in September 2011 and was completed in October 2011. The proposed works consisted of: Investigiation, survey and recording the Tower prior to and during works. Pointing loose stones in situ … Read More
Good morning all ……. this is a short story about Friday 13th The Poor Fellow – Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon , commonly known as Knights Templar, the order of the Temple or simply as Templars were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders. The organization existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle ages … Read More
DIARY 11TH JANUARY 2012
GOOD MORNING , WHAT A WONDERFUL SPRING MORNING IT IS AT JERPOINT PARK. THE SNOW DROPS ARE WELL OVERGROUND AT THIS STAGE, AND WILL BE FLOWERING IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. THE BIRDS ARE SINGING SWEETLY ABOVE MY KENNEL. NEW SHEEP HAVE ARRIVED TOO ….. IF ONLY I WAS AS SKILLED LIKE CAP THE SHEEPDOG … Read More
2012 has arrived and looking forward to welcoming you to Jerpoint Park this year. Love Percy.
WISHING ALL OUR CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS, AND A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR FROM JOE & MAEVE.
Joe and I opened the gates of Jerpoint Park to the public in April 2011. It is wonderful to let the public see this hidden gem of Medieval Heritage at Jerpoint Park be seen properly for the first time. The response has been amazing and there is alot of interest in heritage and culture from both national and international visitors. After a quite … Read More
You Tube of Geese
Have a look at the You Tube video of “Cap” our sheep dog working the Geese at Jerpoint Park. Go to Activities and then scroll to Sheep Dog Demonstration….. well worth a visit.