Monday, December 3, 2012

Maam Connemara, Co Galway

Taken just before the mist

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lough Cullin, Co Mayo.

Panoramic shot double click to enlarge.

Queen Medbs (Maeves) grave

Resting Place of Queen Medb (Maeve) one of legendary Queens of Ireland, Her burial mound is on top of the mountain, Knocknarea in Sligo and is visible for miles around.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ringsend, Dublin

View of Ringsend chimneys and Eastwall walk and lighthouse, from Dublin port. 
Last sight some people had when emigrating to England. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Morning Fog from my bedroom

Brackloon

Sunrise Sunset

Sunrise and Sunset from my backdoor

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Glencar Lake and waterfall, Co Leitrim

Glencar waterfall and lake in Co, Leitrim
 A view of lake and stone bridge
 Panoramic view of the lake, double click on picture to enlarge
HDR shot of Lake

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Abbey, Donegal town.

First founded in the 1470's by Red Hugh O Donnell, known as The O'Donnell. He was one of the O'Donnell clan whos castle history and photos can be seen here. He is also the Chieftan who's sculpture can be seen here
view looking out bay
panoramic view click to enlarge
shots of the ruins
some of the graves
the cloisters

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Kerry Coastline near Inch

Some shots taken near Inch


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hookers at the Volvo Ocean Race

Look at the sign, Brilliant. If you dont understand click here and for genuine hooker bar click here :P

Rock of Cashel revisited

I have posted pictures before of the Rock of Cashel (click here)

Sorry that I have been quite of late,

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Meenagown Bridge, Donegal

Sorry that I have been quite lately between travel and work I have not taken a picture until today, first a shot taken early from Meenagown bridge Early this morning.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Donegal and Derry Border

Looking towards Barnsmore Gap.
The opposite direction
This little stream is the border between Derry(Left) and Donegal(right) which is the Border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
further down the road the border is the River that runs along the road
Two shots taken from the Derry side taken looking across towards Donegal

Monday, April 23, 2012

Craggaunaun, Co Clare

Craggaunaun Castle built by the McNamaras dates back to the 1500's and went to ruin in the 1700's until its restoration in the 1900's. The work was completed by John Hunt who's work did not finish with the restoration of the Castle, once it was finished he made reconstructions of early Irish Life on the site. This is open to the public as a walk and a museum. There are examples of Souterrains and Fullacht Fia(for real one click here) standing stones alone the wooded walk.
The Castle from across the Lake with the Cranogs to the left.

View from the back of the building.
One of the Halls inside the castle, there was some painting etc so this was the only shot inside.
Looking down from the top at the Crannogs
The Castle lake from above.
Lake from the base of the castle.
A Crannog was an artificial island built on layers of rock timber and earth that was fortified and was accessed only by dugout canoe or drawbridge. This type of construction dates back to the bronze age and and were in use up till the 17th century.
One of the dwellings with clay and wattle walls.
Inside the building looking at the roof construction.
An example of  a lake Currach 
View from the back of the Crannog.
Click on picture to enlarge
Another view of the island
There is also an example of a ringfort  
Click on picture to enlarge
one of the fort dwellings 
A hand Lathe

Example of Oghram standing stone
for real Ogram stone click here

 
Example of a Dolmen
to see a real dolmen click here