Sunday, February 5, 2017

Castles in Ireland

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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.















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 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




































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 
Church was founded in 5th century by St. Patrick.
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and relates to the original church which was founded by St Patrick
 in the 5th century. Coolera native Bishop  the 
son of a local GaComments are welcomeTelic chieftain and companion of St Patrick.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery

2 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

A wonderful, mystical land that I hope to see one day!

Renée Finberg said...

Beautiful post.
i have seen these pics with you.

i bet it was amazing to be there !

xx

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