Abhainn Ri Garden

We love everytime of the year in the garden at Abhainn Ri but especially springtime when we await the arrival of the snowdrops.  The first sign that the growth has started and we can look forward to welcoming back all the colourful flowers and shrubs once again.

Joe and I love the wide open space with lots of interesting plants to find each year.  Guests come from the four corners of the world to visit Wicklow known as the garden of Ireland to view all the superb gardens.  They enjoy a restful cup of tea & cake while taking  in the Wicklow landscape at Abhainn Ri.

Even if you take the farm trail you can search for all the wild flowers growing since time began.

Autumn Special Offer Break

Looking for a special Autumn short break away from it all.    Stay in the picturesque surroundings of Abhainn Ri Farmhouse with Breakfast each morning and  home baked welcome treat on arrival.   Enjoy stunning lake views and walks to the lake shore and you may even meet a friendly donkey along the way.

Book two or more nights B&B and receive a 10% discount.

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Nan Byrnes Oxford Lunch Recipe

When I first met my husband Joe and we were going out together I have fond memories of coming to tea at Christmas to the Farmhouse.  Joe’s Mammy Nan always baked a really tasty Oxford Lunch.   Over the years it became an annual treat as she baked one for everyone close to her as a Christmas gift.

Today I have baked and Oxford Lunch following her recipe and I wish to share with you this wonderful family favorite – Nan’s Oxford lunch.

Oxford Lunch Ingredients:

350g/12oz Plain Flour

225g/8oz Butter

25g/1oz Ground Almonds

½ teaspoon Baking Powder

675g/1½lb Sultanas

225g/8oz Caster Sugar

5 Eggs (lightly beaten)

Juice and Rind of 1 Orange

125g/4oz Cherries (halved)

125g/4oz Mixed Peel

How to:

Mix together sultanas, halved cherries and mixed peel with the grated zest and juice of one orange.  Leave over night for a really tasty cake.

Cream butter and sugar together gradually add the beaten eggs then fold in the ground almonds.

Sieve in the flour and baking powder then fold into the mixture.   Mix the fruit and cake mixture together then  place in three lined loaf tins and bake in a preheated oven at 150°C/300°F/Gas 2 for 1.5 hours approx. Check at intervals and reduce heat if necessary.

Cool in tin.  Remove wrap in parchment paper and cover in tin foil and store in a tin.   It is at its very best if left for a few days to mature before cutting.

Farmhouse Special Offer Break

Looking for a special  Summer short break away from it all.    Stay in the picturesque surroundings of Abhainn Ri Farmhouse with Breakfast each morning and  home baked welcome treat on arrival.   Enjoy stunning lake views and walks to the lake shore.

Book two or more nights B&B and receive a 10% discount on mid week dates with some July & August dates now available.

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Limited Availability – Book On line now

2 nights – 300 euros with discount 270 euros
3 nights – 450 euros with discount 405 euros

 

 

Why not treat your loved one to a two-night romantic break this May in a location with stunning lake views and romantic walks to the lake shore.

Wake up to a tasty home cooked breakfast in our farmhouse.

There is a 10% discount for bookings two or nights.  Your stay includes breakfast and tea and home baked treat on your arrival.

Limited Availability – Book Online now

2 nights – 300 euros with discount 270 euros
3 nights – 450 euros with discount 405 euros
4 nights – 600 euros with discount 540 euros

Make it extra special and book an evening meal in our romantic dining room.

Book Now & Stay at Abhainn Ri Farmhouse

 

 

 

Such a wonderful time of the year when all the buds start to appear. Joe captured a few lovely photos earlier this week while out and about with Buzz around the farm and gardens. It lift your heart to see everything starting to flower at last.