Lady Ardee's Blog

I grew up in Donegal, in a wildly rural part of Ireland. My parents were self-sufficient, growing their own vegetables, keeping goats for milk, hens and ducks for eggs and a pig for meat. My father had left journalism, selling his cottage in Somerset for a new life in Ireland – and a fishing boat! He would swap fish for lamb with our neighbours. I’m now living in a very different environment at Killruddery, but good fortune keeps me surrounded by, and close to nature…

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