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!
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.