Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mount Falcon

I was lucky to stay in this beautiful hotel twice last year, the Mount Falcon (for more on hotel and its history click here) was originally built to gain a Women’s hand in marriage, just south of Ballina beside the the banks of the River Moy and set in lovely wooded walks and a stocked fish pond.
These two pics taken over the Christmas
In order to impress his bride 1871 Utred Knox commissioned the most fashionable architect in the British Isles at the time; James Franklin Fuller. James Fuller is the same architect who designed Kylemore Abbey, parts of Ashford Castle and Farmleigh House in The Phoenix Park. Mount Falcon is the only example of a private residence that James Franklin Fuller ever designed in Ireland.
They are now burried together in this lovely graveyard
The rest of these photos taken last May
Beside the graveyard you can explore a megalithic tomb
There is also 3km of lovely woodland trails to explore.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lough Leane Killarney

Some snow still on the mountain tops in Killarney National park.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Galtymore mountain

Shot taken North of Mitchelstown

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Killala Round Tower. Co Mayo

Dating from around the 12th Century and standing over 25 metres tall this tower was built on the site of a monastery supposedly founded by St. Patrick. 
The tower overlooks Killala bay in north Mayo where the French army landed in the failed 1798 rebellion, it overlooks the area of the first and last battles of that rebellion.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pontoon Bridge Co. Mayo

Taken near Pontoon Bridge in Mayo at the end of the summer*.
*please note we use word summer to refer to time of year rather than time of year. During the summer the rain is warmer and less frequent!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sculpture Ballysimon Limerick

These cattle sculptures are along the motorway on M7 Limerick near Ballysimon

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Meeting of the waters, Carlow

This where the river Burren runs into the river Barrow in Carlow town. This curved fall was put in place to direct the flow of the Burren towards where the old Mills would have stood and would have helped prevent flooding.
View from old lock

Dodder in Autumn

River Dodder in Rathmines Co Dublin, just as the leaves were changing

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Des Res Glengarriff Co Cork.

This very desirable residence for sale in the beautifull little village of Glengarriff west Cork. For the DIY enthusiast who's budget wont stretch to the Castle posted yesterday "Viewing Strictly by appointment.
for some more photos of the lovely Glengarriff Click Here

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cratloemoyle Castle for Sale, Limerick


Will suit the DIY enthusiast who has a few million to throw at a project.
Great 17th Century forward planning means its built close to motorway, shopping and Shannon Airport.


Boat sculptures Limerick

Sculptures on the Limerick Tunnel bypass Motorway near the banks of the river Shannon

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Meanwhile in Kerry, pointing out the obvious

This caught my eye in Listowel Co Kerry, this sign post only feet away from the statue of writer John B Keane.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lake Caragh County Kerry

Liked the cloudscape more than the mountains
 Life finds a way
Tree splits a rock to grow near the lake shore
 Lake shore

Monday, June 23, 2014

Canal Bridge over road, Longwood Westmeath

Near Longwood in Westmeath when driving under these two bridges most do not realise that they are driving underneath a canal. A lot would have seen them running over motorways and not realise that this has been done for over a hundred years. The first bridge is the railway line the second is the canal.
 View of the bridge and canal perched precariously on the branch of a tree
 Its hard to believe that a busy regional road runs over this peaceful looking spot, the canal is wider at this spot I assume for loading and unloading and docking of barges.
Little house on the canal being renovated

 Views down the Canal and towing path

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Healy Pass Cork Side near Glengarriff

Photos taken on the Cork side of the Healy Pass in Late Spring on a miserable day.
Photos taken useing HDR technique

Monday, June 16, 2014

Carrighorrig Co Tipperary.

Waterfall and little park in Carrighorig in Tipperary near Portumna, taken in the spring