Lord Mt. Battens Castle, and Ben Bulben mountain in the
This is down the coast road
by my Grand Mothers cottage.
In Sligo Ireland.
West Coast facing America. you could bike there.
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.
about 400 ft.
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.
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden