Nursing home visits Doneraile Park Cork
With the sun shining today and fears of how few fine days we have left we headed off to Doneraile Park, Cork today for the afternoon.
Leaving the nursing home everyone was in great spirits, our walking club were ready to explore the grounds of Doneraile’s Wildlife Park. Its become one of our favourite haunts to visit when we are on our outings of late.
The Park comprises approximately 166 hectares and is an outstanding example of an 18th century landscaped park in the ‘Capability Brown’ style.
Mature groves of deciduous trees, several restored water features and a number of deer herds can be viewed along the many pathways within the Park.
Doneraile Court, the former residence of the St. Leger family, is situated within the Park. At the moment there are restorations going on by the OPW in Doneraile Court and hopefully it will be open to the public for viewing following this. We here in the nursing home really look forward to going out to see it when it is open
With our usual visit to the Tea rooms first we enjoyed a lovely ramble, stopping to feed off the ducks at the bridge in the park before we returned to the nursing home.
Hopefully it wont be long before we get out for another ramble to Doneraile.
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