Monday, June 28, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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'
Posted by Paz at 11:12 PM
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
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
Posted by Paz at 9:46 PM
Thursday, June 3, 2010
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.
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
Posted by Paz at 11:08 PM