We're exploring Mount Juliet Estate, an eighteenth century country estate, on horseback. Mount Juliet is located in County Kilkenny and has a world-class golf course, great fishing and over 1500 acres of land for riding.
Eleanor, who grew up in nearby Tipperary County, led me out on Harold, a strong, but well behaved Irish Sport Horse. We rode down to the River Nore, where I would later fly fish for trout and salmon. We cantered along the banks with views of the main house in the background. Up until the 1980's, Mount Juliet was a private residence, complete with a staff of 100, so it's neat to be able to stay and ride there- reliving history.
Though I didn't catch any fish on my fly-fishing adventure, I did get in two great rides, one on horseback and another via bicycle. I'll sleep well tonight!