Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tea in Ireland

Welcome friends for tea this week, I've been away on a garden tour in Ireland but seldom missed my afternoon tea and felt right at home with the array of scones available.
 Upon arrival in Dublin, tea and scone with clotted cream and jam in the hotel lounge.
Tea and scones at Ballyrobert Cottage Garden.
The owner and two friends that helped serve tea at Ballyrobert.
Friend Marilyn and I had afternoon tea at the Westin Hotel in Dublin.
The curate laden with goodies.

 Lunch at the garden of June Blake with lots of tea.
June's chocolate and pear tart was decadent.
Victorian lemonade and cute gingerbread cookies at one stop.
Look at the homemade bread at this cafe!  I ate way too much bread and scones while in Ireland.
Cian Nugent, our server at the Beech Tree Cafe, County Wicklow where I had the sandwich above. He saw me photographing my food and offered to pose. He's looking forward to becoming famous on my Canadian blog so I hope you get to see this Cian and show all your friends.
I will be linking with:
Mosaic Monday
Tea Time Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea in the Garden
A Return to Loveliness
Thank you to my hosts and I hope you will visit them and their guests.

40 comments:

  1. Judith me mouth is watering and me eyes are mistin' as me Irish grandmother would say for I dearly remember Ireland and the scrumptious goodies. We rarely had tea though as we were on the tour bus during tea time motoring about!!

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  2. Oh my goodness but it all looks so good! I hope you'll post lots from Ireland - tons of photos, please! I've never been to Ireland, so I look forward to traveling vicariously!

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  3. I'm putting on pounds just reading your post. How ever did you manage?

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  4. I LOVED seeing the photos of your recent trip to Ireland. Not surprised about tea being served everywhere, because the Irish are BIG consumers of tea. Great pics! ~ Phyllis

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  5. Hi Judith,

    Oh, how lovely and cozy it all looks! Such scrumptious delights, served so prettily, and wonderful new friends to feel make you feel so at home! Looking forward to more pics of your exciting trip!

    Have a nice week!

    Poppy

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  6. Greetings, Cian.

    Hmm..this appears to be tea with much sweets ...wow / just amazing and suddenly made me hungry :)

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  7. Wonderful post! Looks like you had a fun time!!! I too have Irish heritage so would love to see more photos! So fun.
    ~Tanya

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  8. Oh Judith, I'm GREEN (haha!) with envy! Everything looks so delicious, and so nicely presented. So wonderful you got to take this trip. I hope you'll be showing us some gardens too. Now I really want a cuppa and a scone!

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  9. Food is very inviting. I am ready for tea anytime.

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  10. Judith, your Ireland trip sounds wonderful.. The tea and scones and treats all look delicious! I am looking forward to seeing more of your Ireland photos.. Have a happy week!

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  11. Oh all those delicious things...are you walking a lot? Cian is very cute. He could become a star on your Canadian blog, I am sure. What role will he play? How is his name pronounced? Must get that right.

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  12. Interesting. The name is pronounced just as my niece's is only the spelling of her name is much different.

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  13. Such a beautiful post. My daughter simple adores Ireland and I love a proper tea. Is there anything as wonderful on a scone as clotted cream? Thank you for sharing your lovely photographs of your wonderful trip.
    Karen

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  14. That chocolate and pear tart looks scrumptious and I would enjoy the wonderful bread and scones too. I hope you write more posts about Ireland!

    Karen

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  15. A trip to Ireland sounds lovely. The scones looked delicious.

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  16. Ooh, such delicious food. Glad you had a great trip to Ireland.

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  17. Honestly, Judith, this is just an amazing array of wonderful adventures all based around afternoon tea. What better place to have them than Ireland!

    Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you are well and enjoying summer.

    Georgianna

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  18. Great photos Judith. Your trip is one to remember for sure.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  19. Oh my gosh, what lovely looking teas and delicious food. I hope you are having a wonderful trip.

    Hi Cian!

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  20. Yes, putting on the pounds. Such good food. I love Ireland and found the Irish to be so warm and friendly. You surely had a wonderful time.

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  21. Hi Judith, what a wonderful time you must have enjoyed in Dublin. I loved all your pics and the goodies have "me mouth" watering as the Irish might say. LOL
    My grandfather was born and raised in Dublin. I would love to visit one day.
    Have fun and enjoy your trip.
    Hugs and Blessings

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  22. Awesome! You can't ever have too many scones in the UK! Wonderful. Love your photos! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  23. Have to admit I am a bit jealous of your sojourn to Ireland... someday perhaps! All the food! Yummy!

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  24. Wow! What a superb visit to Ireland you had, Judith! The tea room looks so very charming and the food way too good for this waistline! Everything looks delicious and your server Cian was such a good sport to model for you. Ireland is one place we have always wanted to visit. My hubby is half Irish. He once had the red hair to prove it too. Thank you for joining me for tea and sharing your wonderful trip with us.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  25. Hi Judith,
    How exciting for you to visit all of the wonderful teahouses in Ireland! Oh I would love to try those sandwiches and treats too. They look hard to resist! Enjoy your holiday! Have a wonderful week! Karen

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  26. Oh how lovely Judith!
    What a fun tour!
    There are many gardens I would like to see in Ireland and hopefully I will see one or two next year.
    Helen Dillons in Dublin is at the top of my list - did you see it!
    I have Irish roots so I can't wait to get there!!
    Shane

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  27. This looks like a lot of fun. Lovely tea laid out for you. I gather you are home now, and getting acclimated again!

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  28. What wonderful memories, Judith! I had the best scone in a castle in Ireland on our dream vacation. I look forward to hearing more about your trip.

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  29. All that food made my mouth water, Judith. Everything looks so good. You must have had a great time....Christine

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  30. I'm drooling! All those edibles stole my heart!!

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  31. I was so excited when I saw the title for you post--tea in Ireland! It looks like you had so much fun! Aw, scones in random places and you travel and look at gardens. What a dream vacation! The food looks terrific but I really like that picture you took of the lemonade and gingerbread man. Thanks for sharing your food adventures :)

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  32. What a fabulous spot for tea Judith! Thanks for taking us with you!
    Sherry

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  33. Mmm ... sounds wonderful! After my recent trip to Europe, I wondered how a person could be gluten-free and survive over there, because I sure did enjoy all the bread and pastries I ate. Hope you got the handsome Cian's autograph too so you can say you knew him "way back when." Fun!

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  34. Oh my..Judith! How wonderful! To be able to visit my Grampa's homeland. You are so blessed. What fun for you. Thank you for sharing your pictures with all of us. That would be a dream come true for me.
    Debbie
    xo

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  35. I love the touring and variety !
    thanks for sharing the vicarious FuN =) and glad for your opp to travel to so many delightful tea and garden spots!

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  36. The scones with the clotted cream and jam look scrumptious, Judith. And that pear tart, oh my! I am surmising you were fed very well on tour. I loved seeing your tea goodies in Ireland today.
    Hugs, Beth

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  37. Oh my Judith...wish I was having tea with you in Ireland! Such yummy scones and sandwichs...I want a couple of each, lol!
    Thanks for sharing my friend and enjoy your stay!
    FABBY

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  38. You are living my dream, Judith! Eating too much bread and scones in Ireland - go figure! And that pear and chocolate tart looked amazing! A spectacular teatime - and the gardens you featured this week, too! Just a gorgeous trip I'd cherish for a lifetime!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  39. Oh my Judith:
    I can't imagine how fun this was for you. How wonderful it was to experience seeing gardens in Ireland and also this tea time. I know you had a delightful time and I am glad you got to do this!

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