Hello to all. I hope you are all having a great week. Today I thought I would share with you a place so beautiful and rich in history.
The Kings House:
There are many enchanting details in the King’s House that it’s hard to know where to even being. Located in Boyle, Ireland. It was first built in 1730 as a glorious Georgian mansion. It was first built for the king, during the powerful landowning dynasty. Many years later it went from being a mansion to a military barracks. It was used by the British Army called the Caughnacht Rangers during its time serving as a military barracks. Once the Civil War in 1923 was over, the barracks ceased to exist and it closed down. It was used as a merchant point for many years and then it was almost demolished. But luckily in 1980, it was saved from being demolished. The Roscommon County Council renovated it to its former Georgian elegance. After the almost tragic end, this gorgeous mansion is finally open to the public as a museum. But not only that it is also the home of the Caughnaucht Rangers museum. It is now Boyle’s event host.
As you wander through the exquisite walls of this mansion, it’s one step closer to understanding 300 years of history within these walls. In the King’s House, you can find life-sized figures. Which I found to be particularly interesting and I felt that it bought the whole place alive. I felt as though I had travelled back to a different period. Another thing that you can find interactive displays. Which is just fantastic because you can have the chance to have a little glimpse of history. Through the numerous activities available here, you can go on a timeless journey. It makes time feel like it’s paused. You don’t notice it go by. It was a phenomenal experience.
You can also go through period rooms. This is where you’ll feel speechless. The exquisite beauty and regal atmosphere will surround you and leave you in awe. It’s hard to even pick a place, to begin with. The rooms are so beautifully decorated. It will rob you of your words. One thing I find is that during these times the attention to details was extremely thought out. it’s especially visible when you look around at the fascinating architectural design and ornate furniture. Each and everything was just bursting with stories. You can feel the grandeur of each place as you wander through the hallways. The mansion is so well decorated over and beyond what you expect. The main rooms are the true gems here, I mean they are so well thought out and so ornate it’s like being in a movie.
The beauty of the vaulted roof and impeccable stonework details will blow your mind. It’s such a unique feature not common today. My heart surrendered to the beauty of the details of the stones showing the dedication and patience of the stonemasons. This just shows how hard it was to make and acquire materials back then. So making anything required it to last many years. The dining room just leaves you speechless, beauty beyond what my words could ever describe. I can’t say this enough. Every detail was meticulously thought out.
If you’d like to feel the eerie and lonely atmosphere of the basement jail cells you could venture down there for an unforgettable experience. It’s a lovely atmosphere and it makes you think what was it really like when it was active? It really brings into perspective how things were back a long time ago and how lucky we are now with the conditions we have the rights we have.
The divine main salon such a beautiful and splendid room. It makes anyone feel like royalty ready to host a royal event. It’ll make you feel like a princess/prince in the main salon. Its beauty is just enchanting. This splendid salon hosted many events such as Soiréers (soriées are parties or gathering hosted at night. Usually hosted in a private house for a meeting or for events with music).
If you liked it and would like more posts like this feel free to let me know. I wish you a splendid week. Until next time.
Emilia Pereira Ramos.