Ireland day 0467. Sunday 08 January 2023- Wonderful Barn *

Ireland day 0467. Sunday 08 January 2023- Wonderful Barn
Today’s summary Val was at work and I went to Castletown for a walk with the Club.  Dropped in to see the peculiar Wonderful Barn on the way back.   video call to friends in Scotland in the evening
Today’s weather Mostly dry with some sun in the morning.   Moderate westerly wind.   Appx 6C
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The green line shows where we walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Castletown DWC

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

Val was working at the museum today so once she’d departed, I drove down to Baldoyle to pick up three friends from the Walking Club then we drove out together to Castletown House.

We enjoyed a good walk and chat (of course) round the grounds, then returned to the house’s picnic area for a late lunch.   A few of us drove on after the walk to take a look at the Wonderful Barn – such an odd construction, and so under-utilised.

Another great day out, then I pottered back to Malahide via Baldoyle and then a video catch up with friends in Scotland after dinner.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Castletown House.   Third time I’ve been and I really like it.   Especially the walk along the Liffey.   The house itself is closed at the moment while the OPW repairs the window frames Batty Langley lodge – Batty Langley (a man) was the architect of the various follies in the Castletown grounds
The Sarah Siddons temple The only way you can see into the inner demesne of the Wonderful Barn is by peering through a porthole in one of the dovecotes.   The view isn’t exactly spectacular
A peek into the Batty Langley lodge.   Available for private holiday rental through the Irish Landmark Trust
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 5322 m
Max elevation: 63 m
Min elevation: 46 m
Total climbing: 96 m
Total descent: -97 m
Total time: 02:06:56
Download file: Castletown DWC compressed corrected.gpx

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