Sitting in 1 ½ acres of garden, River Cottage has been our home since 1995. It faces across the sparkling waters of Achill Sound to the mainland hills and is situated among the rugged and beautiful scenery of
Beside us flows the River Shraheens, and there is a large variety of bird and animal life in the area. Foxes abound, and even otters and lizards are no strangers to us. In mid-April the swallows arrive back, and the cuckoo starts calling from the chimneys in May.
In our first and second summers here we thrilled to be woken from our sleep by the churring of nightjars. Courting Peregreine falcons talon-grappled in the deep blue skies overhead – the sparrowhawk, snipe, and woodcock became our companions.
We emigrated here to the west coast of
Through this blog you can read about our lives here at River Cottage