Thursday, July 16, 2015

Scarecrows, Durrow, Co Laois

Scarecrows all lined up for the scarecrow festival Durrow, Co Laois. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The crooked Pub

The pub has been slowly sinking into the bog since it was built in the 1800's. With its sloping bar and floors and very few right angles it attracts huge amount of tourists every year.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Faerie Bridge

Faerie Bridge on Grand Canal
Shee bridge near Allenwood Co Kildare, Shee in placenames translates to Faeirie.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Under bare Benbulbens Head

Under bare Ben Bulben's head
In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid,   
An ancestor was rector there
Long years ago; a church stands near,
By the road an ancient Cross.
No marble, no conventional phrase,   
On limestone quarried near the spot   
By his command these words are cut:
               Cast a cold eye   
               On life, on death.   
               Horseman, pass by!
WB YEATS
Benbulben Mountain 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Leitrim Lakes

Shots taken around Leitrim

Ferrycarrig Tower

Opposite this site in Ferrycarrig on the banks of the Slaney in Co Wexford the first Norman stronghold was built in Ireland by Robert FitzStephen to protect the ferry crossing to Wexford town. 
This tower was built in the 1400's by the Roche family who came over with the Norman invasion and is one of the few tower castles built as a military stronghold as opposed to a tower to defend landowner.
The round tower he Round Tower modeled on the early Catholic monastery towers on the opposite bank was built in 1858 as a memorial to the men of Wexford who lost their lives in the Crimean War, underneath the tower was the site of the first Norman Castle
View of Slaney from Castle

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Rear Cross Vhurch Tipperary

Rear Cross very unusual for Ireland, A Church made from corrugated roofing material that is usually gound on roofs of farm buildings

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Silvermines Co Tipperary

A few shots taken driving over the silvermines between Nenagh and Rear Cross.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Country lane Brackloon

Walk along Country lane in Brackloon Killimordaly Co Galway.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lough Mask Toormakeady Co Mayo

Shots taken just outside Toormakeady.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bluebells on Mayo Roscommon border

Bluebells growing beside a laneway moss covered undergrowth on Mayo Roscommon border near Kilmovee.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sunset Killimordaly Co Galway.

Taken from my house this evening

Lough na Fooey and Connemara from Finny

Looking across the border from Finny Co Mayo towards Connemara Co Galway. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Old bridge at Windy Gap Mayo

 Just before Windy gap north of Castlebar 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Little river divides a country, Leitrim Fermanagh Border

This little river is just north of Kiltyclogher Co Leitrim.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dunkellin River, Killimordaly Co Galway

A few shots taken in Brackloon in the evening