The New Year is here and it's time for our annual Irish calendar giveaway for 2022.
Images of nature and the beautiful countryside of County Cork feature in this gorgeous wall calendar. Each month showcases the magnificent scenery and wildlife of Doneraile Park.
Maureen O'Hanlon, who calls the village of Doneraile home, uses her amazing photography skills to capture spectacular images of her local park in County Cork.
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Photography by Maureen in County Cork
We are blessed that Maureen is an animal lover and that the animals of Doneraile Park love her too.
Her pictures prove that the inhabitants of Doneraile park show no fear when they see Maureen with her camera. It's as if the pose for her, knowing she will share their beauty with the world.
Maureen has walked the paths and riverbanks of Doneraile Park, snapping spectacular images to compile into this lovely calendar.
In a time when travel was limited, Maureen has been blessed to live so close to such an amazing park.
Once again, Maureen has graciously sponsored this giveaway for readers of Irish American Mom. Two lucky readers will win a copy of her 2022 calendar.
Before I share details of the giveaway, let's first take a look at the glories of Doneraile Park throughout the past 12 months.
Doneraile Park As A Wildlife Home
I love Doneraile Park and I know it very well.
It's located in the northern part of County Cork, close to where my father was born near Kildorrery, County Cork.
If fact it's only about eight miles from my family home and farm.
Nestled at the foot of the Ballyhoura Mountains, Doneraile Park is an amazing amenity, and well worth a visit.
Doneraile Court, is a beautifully restored old house, which was once home to the St Leger family.
It is the center piece of this park which was once a demesne or landed estate. This park was first created in the 18th century around the banks of the Awbeg river, and is magnificently landscaped.
Boasting over 400 acres of land, this park is a haven for wildlife and nature. The park is run by the Irish Office of Public Works or OPW.
Nature awaits around every corner. You'll find robins and native Irish birds, ducks, swans, deer and little red squirrels.
The forested paths change colors with the seasons.
Nature Photography Irish Calendar
This calendar was created by Maureen O'Hanlon from Doneraile.
Maureen takes her camera with her on her daily walks in Doneraile Park, and we truly have benefited this year, with a superb collection for 2022.
Each month features another in season image. They're all unique and absolutely gorgeous.
Maureen has an amazingly keen eye for nature.
Make Time For Nature is a Facebook Page created by Maureen to share her amazing photos and videos with all her fans.
Maureen is a truly talented nature photogrpaher.
She captures so many up close images where the animals seem to pay her no heed.
The animals and wildlife view Maureen as one of their own.
Maureen's photos of Doneraile Park in snow were featured on one of our blog posts a few years back.
Doneraile Park Calendars 2022
Maureen's has created a lovely calendar featuring Doneraile Park's finest scenery and wildlife, especially for 2022.
Each month of Maureen's calendars, showcases the park in the glory of Ireland's changing seasons.
Doneraile Wildlife Park is free to the public, and a lovely place to take a stroll, with its many acres of rolling fields, meadows, and woodland trails.
Maureen captures the essence of this lovely corner of the world.
Her gorgeous photographs of this 18th century park, are a perfect way to celebrate Ireland throughout the coming year.
Thank you Maureen for all your amazing work.
Maureen has graciously offered two calendars for Irish American Mom readers to win.
To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time on Saturday, January 8th, 2022.
Any comment will do. What you write does not affect your chance of winning, but if you need inspiration why not tell us if you have ever been to County Cork or visited a park in Ireland.
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published, just used to contact our lucky contestant for mailing of the prize.
The winner will be announced on Saturday, January 8th, 2022, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes’ entries by clicking here.
If you live in Canada or Ireland please answer this question in your comment.
Where in Ireland is Doneraile Park?
A. County Wicklow
B. County Carlow
C. County Cork
Many thanks to everyone for stopping by to check out Maureen's lovely photos and calendars, and a big thank you to Maureen for sharing them with us and for sponsoring this Irish American Mom giveaway.
If you're interested in these calendars you can reach Maureen through her Facebook Page, Make Time for Nature.
Stay tuned for many more stories and giveaways over the coming weeks and months.
Update - Winners Chosen
Our winners have been randomly chosen using the Pick Giveaway Winner Plug-in for WordPress.
And the lucky readers are ….
I’ll send an email to arrange mailing of the prizes. A big thank you to everyone for supporting this giveaway by leaving comments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every comment.
Thank you all for supporting our Irish American community.
Stay tuned for more stories and giveaways over the coming weeks and months.
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Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
Disclosure: Irish American Mom LLC does not have a business relationship with Maureen O'Hanlon and did not receive any payment for this guest post. I simply like to help small Irish and Irish American businesses and entrepreneurs spread the word about their work