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.

Mindfulness in Nature

At Abhainn Ri mindfulness has become part of our daily life and it allows us to live and enjoy the moment.   We are located in an area with so much nature and beauty.  It is so lovely to be able to spend time outdoors observing the landscape, watching tiny birds, finding wild flowers, viewing the beautiful skies by cloud watching, visiting the farm animals, following the trails through the fields to the lakeshore and simply being present.

Walking Mindfulness

Walking through the countryside are therapeutic, combining gentle movement in nature with mindfulness. This can be practiced by walking silently on a trail through the fields or along the shoreline or up to the viewing bench at the hightest point on the farm.

Take note of your surroundings – what you see, hear, smell, taste, feel. Allow your thoughts to pass without attaching to one in particular. If you find you’re getting distracted, that’s fine!

Start again with bringing your attention to the present moment.

Feelings of awe or wonder, gratitude and appreciation often bubble up when giving such attention to nature.

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

Self Catering Family Staycation

Wicklow is one of Ireland beauty spots to take a family staycation. Fill your heart with the beauty of the rich landscapes, mountains, river, lakes and stunning scenery.

Fresh, clean mountain air on a care free farm located in the Wicklow mountains away from it all, yet within a short distance to all amenities.

Take a family break at Abhainn Ri farm cottages where you will have your home away from home, your own space to enjoy and reconnect with family.   Freedom to wander and visit the farm animals and take a stroll to the Blessington lakeshore.

We have four cottages Beech, Ash, Holly, and Ivy and they are all identical and they all have wonderful views.   All cottages are cleaned and cared for to a very high standard for guests to enjoy.

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Abhainn Ri Little Cotton Rabbits

Brighten your day with a hand made crafts

We have been living in very uncertain times over the last two months but things will get much better.

During this unexpected free time  I have re discovered my love for crafts.   I have always loved to cook, bake, sew, paint and knit, a right domestic goddess.  I love looking out the window and seeing the wild rabbits all around Abhainn Ri so carefree, but not so happy when they eat the flowers though.

When we were young children our mother always encouraged us to do crafts and we all have a great love for crafting.   I remember getting a craft kit for a present it was and toy badger with a lovely flower dress.  I could not wait to get started and loved it and instilled a great sense of achievement.

Our mother was a great business woman and she was way ahead of her time and owned and ran a craft shop in Duke lane in Dublin called West Wicklow Crafts and it was our second home as children.  Everything in the craft shop was hand made in Ireland and she installed a great love in us for everything hand made.

She encouraged me to make some more toys and some patchwork baby blankets when I was very young and she sold them with great pride in her shop.  It was my first introduction running a enterprise which she was nurturing at the time even though I did not see it.  I will be forever thankful.

During this very quiet time for us I have re discovered my love for knitting and making toys once again.  They brighten my day and I get more joy from giving them away than keeping them for myself.  Each one I knit has its own look a personality and they are all very different.

The greatest delight is in giving them away and seeing the joy in others.

Over 50’s Golden Year Breaks 

Abhainn Ri Farmhouse B&B offers the over 50’s a wonderful location to take a short break away from it all.  You can enjoy the quietness and option to take leisurely walks on the farm to the lake shore.  Returning to the farmhouse to enjoy stunning views from your bedroom.

Abhainn Ri Luxury 5* Farmhouse offers a package for 2 night B&B + Afternoon Tea is below:

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Cost:    190 euros per person

St Patricks Day

This year St. Patricks Day falls on Tuesday 17th March so why not take the whole family away for a short break in the Wicklow mountains

Enjoy a break in our superb self catering cottages overlooking the Blessington lakes.  The cottages sleeps six in three bedrooms and has stunning views and great farm walks in the fresh Wicklow air.

Just 385 euros for two nights away plus a late check-out and tea and scones on arrival

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Protected by 100 of acres of stupendous greenery, Abhainn Ri Farmhouse B&B dates back to Victorian times. Nestled on 100 acres of undulating Irish countryside dotted with beautiful wooded areas, trickling streams and a glittering lake, Abhainn Ri is a place of enchantment and relaxation.

Situated just twenty minutes drive to beautiful Glendalough for a wonderful walking break and romantic getaway. Abhainn Ri is full of character and personality. It is the perfect Irish rural escape and offers a magical setting in which to enjoy a romantic getaway.

During July & August book 2 x nights or more mid-week and get a 10% discount at Abhainn Ri Farmhouse.

Relax and enjoy the sunny Summer with the most stunning views of the Wicklow countryside.

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Family friendly self catering cottages for a great Summer week away for the entire family.   Stay for a short break during early July or late August and enjoy this lovely farm cottage (Min 3 nights). The cottages are equipped with everything you require to cater for your families needs.   Our holiday cottages over look the lakes on farmland with lots of great places to visit during your stay.

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Farmhouse B&B Luxury Romantic Getaway

A superb Old Irish Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast with stunning lake & mountain views.

Take a romantic Bed & Breakfast break to the wonderful Wicklow mountains, enjoying lots of country walks together.  The guest bedrooms at Abhainn Ri Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast have amazing views of the lakes and Wicklow landscape.   We have a special breakfast menu with lots to choose from. We make all our own home cooked foods and specialise in our own preserves, breads & cakes.   We have a special offer for certain dates during 2019 if you book more than two nights you get a 10% discount.  Book and stay at this wonderful traditional Irish Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast.

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