Friday, July 24, 2009

Woodlawn Gatehouse and Tower, County Galway

I have photographed the gatehouse before, but lately the tower and gateway have been cleared and tidied up a walkway put in. These are part of Woodlawn house estate, built in the late 18th century by the Ashton family, they were peers and were important enough to get the Dublin Galway railway to pass through their land. they owned 8300 acres in Galway, part of their total 25ooo plus land holdings

12 comments:

Hilðe said...

Still loving it! :D

Paz said...

Glad you like madam, hows your summer going, notice your too busy to take pictures :P

Hilðe said...

:)

Haven't exactly been that busy, more the opposite. I'm reported sick because of my arm (inflammation of a tendon), so I haven't been working this summer, just rolling around. Everyone's been busy, and as you know, I find portraits interesting but nobody's around long enough for a photosession! Quite annoying, actually. :-P Got some shots from my vacation at Cyprus, whatsoever.

I'm starting college August 10th, where I'm gonna study law. Kinda frightned about that, regretting I didn't choose something more creative including writing and photographing.

What about you? :D

Paz said...

law is creative writing!As far as I am aware there is no law yet that says you cannot take pictures while studying law! sorry to hear about arm.
I work at one of the least creative jobs, but it lets me travel so I can take pictures along the way

Hilðe said...

Yeah, guess you're right about that, but I don't think I'll have the time.

But travelling is fun, right? :D

Paz said...

I don't know about fun, but definitely interesting. Gets tiring staying in a different bed each night, I love to see new places but it would be more fun to relax in those places and explore more.

Hilðe said...

Know what you mean!

Leisha Camden said...

This place is so cool, it looks like there should be ghosts haunting it ... ! ;-)

Hilde, good luck at law school. Don't give up your photography though, you've got a real talent. :-)

Paz said...

The gatehouse and the tower have recently been tidied up they were covered in brush and easier to capture
Agree on Hilde not giving up the photograhy

Hilðe said...

Thanks, think I'm gonna need that!:)

Leo said...

Ireland is a beautiful country and I really want to see it !
Léo. From France.

Paz said...

hope you like one of the places I have pictured here, It is not expensive to get here.
I have only made it twice to France but yours is beautiful too!