Category Archives: Ireland

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Ballycarbery Castle, County Kerry

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 […]

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Cahir Castle Rose, County Tipperary

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 […]

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St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, County Wexford

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, […]

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Inis Oírr, Aran Islands

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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 […]

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Quin Friary Redeemed

While the previous image reflected the history of Quin Friary–dark and grim–this is how it looks today in the pleasant light of a May evening.

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Quin Friary, County Clare.

The stones that were used to construct Quin Friary were torn from the ruins of an earlier Anglo-Norman castle that was built by Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond in 1280. The Normans were no slouches when […]

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