Mornington House Luxury Manor House Accommodation

Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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Mornington in Spring
Snowdrops in spring
The dining room table set for dinner at Mornington House
The Oak trees in front of Mornington House

Spring Breaks

Mornington is the perfect place for a spring break. As winter gives way to Spring and the scars of winter disappear, the countryside shows the many signs of awakening. Lambs cavort in the fields. The jackdaws try to have nests built in the drawing room chimneys before Warwick realises they are there. Primroses, violets and bluebells appear in the roadside verges, followed by wild arum and the wild carrot, otherwise known as "Queen Anne's lace". On Knockbody, as the trees come into leaf so the hillside takes on the forty shades of green for which Ireland is so famous.

Ireland is again the "Emerald Isle".

Romantic Weekend Breaks

Mornington is the ideal place to choose to spend your break. Long or a short, it can be the time to relax, recharge the batteries, and take time away from the pressures of your daily routine.

Good food and wine, comfortable beds and delicious breakfasts - what could be better!

People return to Mornington usually because their first visit was not long enough!

Autumn Breaks

Autumn, weekend and short vacation breaks in Ireland should be spent at Mornington House in the centre of Ireland only 60 miles from Dublin. Whether you want to just relax, sleep late and enjoy a leisurely breakfast, saunter round the garden and grounds, walk to the lake with the dogs, or go to a local pub for a Guinness, Mornington is the place.

If you would like to be more active then there are gardens to view, races to be watched, hunts to be followed, pike to be caught, hills to climbed and Neolithic tombs to be visited.

Whilst many tourist sites do close in September, there are still places open to visit. Belvedere House and the Jealous Wall, are open all year, as are the Neolithic sites at Newgrange and Loughcrew. The early Christian sites at Fore and Clonmacnoise both are within easy reach, as are the gardens at Belvedere and Birr. The whiskey museum in Kilbeggan is well worth visiting.

Autumn is also the time to be making plans for your own garden for next year.There are garden centres to visit such as O'Mearas, near Mullingar. Excellent golf, fishing and equestrian facilities can be arranged. Why drive to Cork or Galway for a weekend or midweek break, when in just over an hour and a half you can be at Mornington?
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Autumn at Mornington
The long days of high summer when the sun sets in the west as dawn is breaking in the east, are gone. As the first sign of Autumn at Mornington creep into our conciousness. Dinner begins as the sun's declining rays bathe the oaks with molten fire. Yet the shutters in the dining room are closed before dinner is finished. The harvest moon has risen from behind the oak tree, rolling up, along the shoulder of Knock Eyon, before ascending into the night sky to flood the landscape with so much light that we can go for a walk without either torch or flashlight.

Autumn at Mornington is
Collecting glossy chestnut conkers
An apple tree full of apples
Picking your own apples
Dodging the drunken wasps
Fresh raspberry icecream made from Autumn fruiting raspberries
Homemade apple pie with apples picked from the tree that afternoon.
The first geese announcing their arrival from their arctic nesting grounds.
The sound of leaves crunching under foot.
The smell of turf smoke on the evening air, as we drive through the village.

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