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Words From Wells

Wells House & Garden

Welcome to Words from Wells! A blog set up to give you a glimpse into Wells and how we started, the people who made it what it is today and the people who are working to make it last for generations to come! This blog is not just about history but about the real lives of people from Ireland and beyond, our heritage, their pets, hobbies, talents and successes and even some of their secrets!

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The Fairy Wedding at Wells

Once upon a time in the magical and mystical forests of Wells, the morning sun was beginning to glisten against the water flowing from the fountain. The birds were chirping and there was a sense of peace and tranquility in the atmosphere. However, over by Wells House was a different story…

Wells House and Gardens Saved from the Fires of the 1798 Rebellion

This time of year, we remember the anniversary of the 1798 rebellion. A prominent point in history that affected the dynamic of life in Ireland at the time and shaped our lives today.

Wells House and Gardens Saved from the Fires of the 1798 Rebellion

This time of year, we remember the anniversary of the 1798 rebellion. A prominent point in history that affected the dynamic of life in Ireland at the time and shaped our lives today.

The Talent Show & The Gruffalo

Once upon a time, hidden deep in the enchanted forest of Wells House, the morning sun was gleaming through the branches and leaves of the ancient oak trees. All of the forest fairies were gathered around the fairy fountain, for today was a very special day. Today the Fountain Fairy would host her annual talent show where all of the fairies would showcase their special talents.

The Life of a Lady’s Maid

A lady’s maids’ specific duties included helping her mistress with her appearance, such as make-up, hairdressing, clothing, jewelry and shoes. A lady’s maids’ job description was vast and required a knowledge that may now be lost in time.

The Life of a Lady’s Maid

A lady’s maids’ specific duties included helping her mistress with her appearance, such as make-up, hairdressing, clothing, jewelry and shoes. A lady’s maids’ job description was vast and required a knowledge that may now be lost in time.

Fairy Flo and the Missing Fairy Book

Once Upon a time, nestled deep in the mystical forest of Wells House & Gardens the morning dew still clung to the flower petals, but the forest fairies were already all a flutter, tending to their daily tasks. Each fairy in the forest has a unique profession that they joyfully perform through every season of the year!

The Wells Artist: Lady Frances

At the age of 26 Charles Mervyn, married the daughter of one of England’s richest families, Lady Frances Fitzwilliam whose family had built up their fortune through mining coal on their 20,000-acre estate near Sheffield in Yorkshire.

The Wells Artist: Lady Frances

At the age of 26 Charles Mervyn, married the daughter of one of England’s richest families, Lady Frances Fitzwilliam whose family had built up their fortune through mining coal on their 20,000-acre estate near Sheffield in Yorkshire.

Fairy Flo and the Fairy Boot Fiasco

Once upon a time, deep in the mystical woodlands of Wells House & Gardens, the forest critters were just beginning to rustle and stir, rising for a brand new day full of endless possibilities. The first light of the day shone brightly, the sun beams streaming through the window panes, waking the Fountain Fairy from a deep and restful sleep.

Fairly Flo & Her Quest to Help a Friend

Once upon a time, hidden deep in the enchanted forest of Wells House, the Fountain Fairy was on the cusp of her next fantastic adventure. It was a blustery morning, but she enjoyed the wind enveloping her shimmering wings in such a way that had her soaring high and freely in the canopies of the tree tops.

Fairly Flo & Her Quest to Help a Friend

Once upon a time, hidden deep in the enchanted forest of Wells House, the Fountain Fairy was on the cusp of her next fantastic adventure. It was a blustery morning, but she enjoyed the wind enveloping her shimmering wings in such a way that had her soaring high and freely in the canopies of the tree tops.

The Sport of Kings

There is a rich history of falconry on the Island of Ireland. The skill of falconry was initially a way to catch food for impoverished people and a sport for the rich – the so called ‘Sport of Kings.’

Fairy Flo the Fountain Fairy of Wells House

Once Upon a time, in the enchanted gardens and woodlands of Wells House, lived a forest fairy named Flo, or as her fellow fairy friends liked to call her, the Fountain Fairy. She had lovingly acquired her nickname because her favorited perch of all the magical grounds was the fountain in the terrace gardens.

Fairy Flo the Fountain Fairy of Wells House

Once Upon a time, in the enchanted gardens and woodlands of Wells House, lived a forest fairy named Flo, or as her fellow fairy friends liked to call her, the Fountain Fairy. She had lovingly acquired her nickname because her favorited perch of all the magical grounds was the fountain in the terrace gardens.

Wells House & Gardens are now taking bookings for our exciting  2021 School Tours Packages.

School Tours 2021

We are currently developing beautiful new walks through the Magic Woods of Wells House & Gardens, which children and teachers can enjoy on their visit. Our Adventure Playground is perfect for letting the kids work off some energy before getting back on the bus. All our packages offer free playtime for all.

This International Dawn Chorus Day, we invite you to experience our own magical ‘Dawn Chorus’ with exclusive early morning access to Well House & Gardens and Woodland Walks.

Dawn Chorus Morning

Lose yourself in Spring’s joyful morning song and enjoy the beautiful Sunrise at 05.51am, listening to a backdrop of birdsong whilst watching the day awaken in the enchanting gardens and woodlands.

Relax, unwind and enjoy your retirement with the help of Wells House & Gardens.

Active Retirement

Spend an afternoon in the dining room of the house itself and then take a step back in time with a guided house tour, bringing you back to a time when the magnificent ground floor and bedrooms witnessed the stories of Cromwell, Rebellions and the Famine.

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