One of the prettiest rooms in Killarney, on Ireland’s west coast, is the restaurant in Foleys. This is thanks to the stained glass especially.
Or am I the only one who’s crazy for this beautiful art form?
The first time I passed Foleys (which by the way I have seen spelled with and without an apostrophe), I noticed the windows but the light was wrong for getting good photos. Another day I went inside and asked permission to take some pictures. I’m very grateful to have got the go-ahead, so now I can show you.
This is the view of the double doors looking out to the street.
If you have a huge screen or very good eyes, you’ll see that the lettering is backwards. The glass is meant to be viewed from the outside.
I did a little magic and most of the pictures here are mirror images of what you see from inside. Confusing, I know, but it makes the pictures look better if you aren’t distracted by mirror writing.
In reading Foleys website, I learned that Foley and Hartnett are the family names of the owners of Foleys Townhouse and Restaurant. Their surnames are in these two panes.
The fireplace also looked intriguing, with those elegant tiles surrounding it.
Finally, my favourite four pieces. Each has a scene from the Killarney area: the Upper Lakes, Ross Castle, the Old Weir Bridge, and Muckross Abbey.
I hope you liked these beauties as much as I do.
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