Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunrise Sunset

These were taken last week on my mobile, I forgot about them until I was looking out at the rain this evening

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Donegal Castle at Dusk

Sorry for the quality they were taken with my phone while I went for a walk in Donegal town centre, I was pleasantly surprised to find this off the town square. 
It was the stronghold of the O'Donnells who were the ruling clan in that area for one thousand years from the 5th Century. They can claim links to Niall of the Nine Hostages a king from the 5th century who was involved on raids in England and is said to have captured St Patrick and brought him to Ireland. The O'Donnells fled Ireland in the 17th Century after defeat to the English in the Battle of Kinsale with other Clans in what became known as the 'Flight of Earls' 

Driveby Donegal and Sligo

More driveby photography taken today and yesterday, most shots did not come out.
Sligo mountains from Bundorun

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Blue Sky Sunday Galway

Very unusual not a cloud in the sky today.
Dunkellin river at Raford bridge (taken on my way to Earl Inn Bar)


Friday, June 18, 2010

Driveby shooting Connemara

These were taken moving at 50kmpk(approx 30mph) along the road in Connemara, forgive the quality.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The road less travelled, Co Mayo

Sometimes the road less travelled has big pink flowers and has mountains at the end!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Waterpump Laois

There are random metalic water pumps around the country, this one is different.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bog Cotton, Portlaoise, Co Laois

Taken just north of Portlaoise

Friday, June 4, 2010

Trim Priory of St John the Baptist / The Crutched Friars

The Priory was built in the 13th Century by the Bishop of for Meath for the Crutched Friars who ran hospitals  and Guesthouses. In 1539 the Priory was dissolved and this became a residence, I would have taken more pictures of the main building but there were too many kids running around in there. 
This is 5 minutes walk from the previous set and a lovely walk down the river from the Castle and Yellow Tower, which I didn't.
This was part of the defensive wall around the Priory
Inside the tower first the clockwise steps to suit the right handed Swordsman coming down the steps and the next one the space they had to look out.

The other side

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Trim Abbey

This one I am not too sure about my map said that it was Trim abbey but I cant find any info on it on the internet, buts its along a walk from the Castle and the Bell tower
Starlings rising
Part of the Graveyard
The main building
Ruins down by the river
Through the window a view of the flowers and the River

More headstones in the overgrown Graveyard
Another little chapel with a tomb in the middle of the floor
A view of the Tomb looking down

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Moyglare horses, Co Meath.

I saw this horse this morning through a hole in a hedge, this morning thought it made a cute picture.
Then he called his friend for twice the cuteness.