Speaking to a German biblical scholar back in 2000 approx., who lived for some time at Tower Hill cottages, which overlook Coes' Lodge, when he invited me up to tea one evening, I remarked that it was quite a lonesome place to live, and that he didn't even have TV for entertainment. His response . . . 'That's my TV screen out there (looking out towards the lodge and the Comeragh mountains), and the picture is changing every minute!. What more could a man want?' How true his remark was . . . a different 'look' to the scene almost every minute, due to the changing light, and then the different look during the changing seasons. The building in question also presents a different image every few metres from the Clonagam road due to the changing position of trees, walls, animals, etc.
The above image, taken on a winter's day in 2010, is my favourite, the sheep, the colour of the grass, and the bare trees, making it somewhat memorable. The fine double tree to the right of the lodge here, fell down just about a week prior to the family reunion, and has since been sawn and carted away!
Same lodge, towards mountains, from the polo field.
A February day in 2012.
The lodge at what is called Kellys' Gate, taken in July of this year.
The lodge as seen in June of this year with current tenant, Mr Stephen Delaney, working in the adjoining garden.
Same premises in the snow of January 2010.