Sunday, August 7, 2016

Ireland and my People

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Lord Mt. Battens Castle, and Ben Bulben mountain in the
background
This is down the coast road
by my Grand Mothers cottage.
In Sligo Ireland.
West Coast facing America. you could bike there.















Gaelic
for Sligo





Lislary in the region of Connaught 
is located in Ireland - some 
121 mi (or 194 km) North-West of Dublin,
the country's capital.

below is Ben Bulben Mt from Rosses Pt beach


Below is Coney Island you drive there in the ocean.


 Below is what my GrandMother's
 looked like no roof no taxes.
Also it was 1/2 block from ocean and had 3
foot deep rock walls You could sleep in the window sill.
There were huge Cauldron Iron pots
a wonderful 5 foot fire place, slate floors and wicked tall grass with
edges like razor blades. Lots of rock walls in front of the house.
Inishmurray, County Sligo, Ireland - Abandoned Island; great place for a hidden wizarding home!Hidden Wizards, Dreams Places, County Sligo, Islands Photos, Wikimedia Commons Andrea, Emeralds Isle, Eerie Abandoned, Abandoned Islands, British Isle






about 400 ft.
from Ocean.
























Castle Dunluce was originally built in 1500 by the McQuillans,
who came from Scotland in the 1200s as hired mercenaries
and built the castle around 200 years later.                  
McQuillans held the castle for about 55 years before
it was taken by the MacDonnells,
who came over from Islay in 1554. They still own the castle,
but now live in Glenarm.
Dunluce was taken by force from the McQuillans by
Sorley Boy McDonnell after the Battle of Orla in 1565.  
It’s said the McDonnells covered a bog with rushes
and stationed a few men on firm ground, fooling
the McQuillans into charging into the bog. Over
a 100-year period, the castle was besieged on numerous
occasions by the English.




The ruins of Menlo Castle sit on the banks on the River Corrib in Galway.
 The castle was built in this strategically important location 1569 by the Blake ..
The ruins of Killaspugbrone church lie at the most western 
Posted by Yvonne
comments are welcome

8 comments:

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

WOW Yvonne ...... that's amazing. I would love to meet you in person .... you must have so many stories to tell. Hope you are well and say hi to Renée for me. XXXX

Tara Dillard said...

Enjoy keeping up with, www.TheIrishAesthete.com , I think you will too.

Studied historic gardens across Ireland. Sad to leave.

XOT

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOod moring dearest Yvonne! It seems as if I missed a post on BENNIE down here....I must go see! AND....what a gorgeous heritage you have. I would love to visit your homeland one day. AND my sharing Seamus Heaney with you the other day was a good thing! What an Irish poet in the most sterling sense of the word. What a great view your Grandmother had!

Hugs to you Yvonne!

Lynne said...

Oh my . . . love these pictures, your family history . . .
No place ever . . . as beautiful as in Ireland . . .
And think of life next to the ocean . . .
I felt tingly all over to see your pictures . . .
because I/we have traveled on our own through many miles, hills, walked many paths, and have seen views such as this.
Wonderful post . . .

Renée Finberg said...

beautiful.

xx

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Yvonne, I love reading this wonderful post and this rich history with gorgeous photos. I hope to visit one day as my family, on my dad's side, are from Dublin born and raised.
It will be like going home for my father.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a great week ahead. xo

joanny said...

wonderful photo's and great post Yvonne.
I am not sure why but when I see pictures of Ireland it makes my heart yearn to be there....and I have yet to visit Ireland, the land of my father's ancestor's.
Maybe that is why I love that movie 'Leap Year' with the beautiful Irish country side scenery.

My father was an artist, and he made a beautiful hand written scroll above our front door, it is an Irish blessing. Céad míle fáilte romhat!
translation is A hundred thousand welcomes to you!

Lady Di Tn said...

Another great post lass and a good day to you. I think Ireland would be a perfect place to go and discover the things you have told us. Your little man Bennie is adorable. Peace

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