Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Vinegar Hill revisited.

Vinegar Hill, this beautiful spot where hundreds of Men, women and children lost their lives. I visited before for more history and photos (click here)
Top of Vinegar hill overlooking town of Enniscorthy where Irish rebel force held as their HQ along with their wives and families. It was shelled from all sides by British army, most of the rebel force managed to escape.
View looking north past Bunclody towards Wicklow Hills.
Looking towards Blackstairs Mountains.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

St Paddys day Sun at Renville park Oranmore

Just a couple of shots taken on a stroll through Renville Park Oranmore.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Erne and Annalee Rivers, Co Cavan

Erne River and Annalee rivers between Belturbet and Butlersbridge Co Cavan.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Two Mile Gate, Lough Derg, Co Clare

Lough Derg from Two Mile Gate just north of Killaloe. Co Clare

Monday, March 14, 2016

Morning has Broken Lough Derg, Co Clare

Pictures taken from Pops Dream Airbnb

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Annagh Loch, Butlers Bridge, Co. Cavan

Taken over two evenings.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Graveyard of the Unwanted

A sad little place I came across that was lovingly cared for.
A graveyard on a backroad, in a cool dark wooded hollow beside a little stream for the unbaptised little Babies mostly, also for unwed mothers, adulterers, sinners and all deemed unfit to be buried in a church grave.
This one is one of many around Ireland; but this seems lovingly maintained and cared for, close to to Clare & Galway border near Whitegate.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Quin Abbey, Co Clare

The Friary was built in 1402 by the McNamara's on the site of an earlier Norman castle. The Friary had colourful and bloody history.
The McNamara's gave the Friary to the Franciscans, during the reformation the Friary was given over to the O'Brians, Earls of Thomond.
Donagh O'Brian was half hung, had his back broken and hung alive from the steeple in 1584 and the Friary was turned in to an English army barracks. 
The McNamara's took it over again and rebuilt it and it became a college of 800 students. 
In 1651 Cromwells forces killed all the monks and destroyed the Abbey, though by the 1670's the Friars were back again.
The place has a huge history this is only to give an idea of the history.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Beach in Connemara Co Galway

Daybreak Co Mayo

Taken near Bellacorick on road from Castlebar

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

'Holy Mother of God' near Mulranny

An Irish expression thats used by mainly an older generation, this statue is near Mulranny Co Mayo.

Sunrise Lough Derg Co Clare

Four videos taken at 'Pops Dream' Airbnb Whitegate at dawn on Lough Derg Co Clare.
Sorry for quality they were shot with instagram, I will h5ave more photos to follow

Monday, March 7, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Cloughoughter Castle Lough Oughter

The castle was started in the late 12th Century bu the O Rourke clan, it was taken over and finished by the O Reillys in the 1200's and used as a fortification in their ongoing fighting with the O Rourkes.
During the 1641 Rebellion it was seized and held by the Philip O Reilly leader Irish rebels and as a prison, then later as a fortified stronghold. For 12 years it was held by the rebels and was the last place to fall to the British, when shelled by Cromwells forces.