Thursday, January 22, 2015
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
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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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.
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Saturday, November 8, 2014
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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Monday, June 23, 2014
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.
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
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