From The Green in Winter when the trees are bare, it is possible to get a nice view of "Parteen-a-Lax" and St. Patrick's Protestant Church, Parteen, Co. Clare. "Parteen-a-Lax" was designed and built in 1901 by Architect Robert Donough O'Brien, fourth son of William Smith O'Brien. Geraldine Hely-Hutchinson, an accomplished artist and painter lived there, her paintings are signed under her maiden name "Geraldine O'Brien. Her ancestry traced back to Brian Boru, tenth and eleventh century High King of Ireland. Her great grandfather William Smith O'Brien was leader of the 1848 Young Ireland Rising. As well as painting, Geraldine was an avid gardener and lover of animals, especially her dogs, she was a regular visitor to Petcrafts Dog Shop in Cecil Street for supplies of dog food and treats for her much loved Polly, Kanga, Kit, Roo and Twig. She died on 3rd July 2014, in her 93rd year and is buried in St. Mary's Cathedral Churchyard.