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Ballycarbery Castle, County Kerry

Ballycarbery Castle, an 'undeveloped' ruin, now used by cattle.

Ballycarbery Castle, an ‘undeveloped’ ruin, now used by cattle.

Ballycarbery Castle is an ‘enter-at-your-own-risk’ property, and we did. Some of the lower chambers are still whole, so you could scramble up to a higher level. There is turf and small trees growing there, and on the lower walls some ancient ivy plants still cling, giving the ruin the feeling of an Arthur Rackham print, sans fairies. Unfortunately the tower has been locked, so we could not venture higher.

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Cahir Castle Rose, County Tipperary

Rose at Cahir Castle

I could not resist posting this pristine rose with foliage, growing within the Cahir Castle walls. Some may wish to see the actual castle, but it was the quality of this rose that captured my attention and will be part of my memories of this place.

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St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, County Wexford

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This is a vertical panorama of the interior of St. Aidan’s Cathedral in Enniscorthy, Wexford, Eire. It was designed by Augustus Welby Northmere Pugin (1812-1852) in the Gothic Revival style. Construction began in 1846, however, due to design problems, it was unable to be completed until 1871, when a smaller and lighter bell-tower was substituted for Pugin’s original overweight spire design. The latest restoration was in 1994.

Composed of six hand-held exposures, manual setting: ISO 2500, 1/60 sec. @ f6.3. Canon 5D Mk II with 24-105mm f4 L IS USM lens (@ 24mm). Images processed in Adobe Lightroom, assembled in Microsoft Ice and sharpened and de-noised with Nik software.

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Inis Oírr, Aran Islands

Inis Oírr (Inisheer), Aran Islands, County Galway, Eire

Inis Oírr (Inisheer), Aran Islands, County Galway, Eire

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Staigue Ring Fort, County Kerry

Late Iron Age Staigue Ring Fort, County Kerry.

The Late Iron Age Staigue Ring Fort, County Kerry.

Estimated to have been built sometime between 100 BCE and 400 CE, this ring fort probably protected a local chieftain’s family and servants. The walls are 6 metres high and 4 meteres thick at the base, with an inside diameter of 30 meteres. More at Archaeology Travel.

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