Re-work Wednesday 31

Carbury Castle2

For this weeks re-work we go back to last year and a stunning ruin that I found after two failed attempts to locate. Carbury Castle rests on a hill top in Kildare, near the Offaly border, which goes back in Irish history over several millenia. A stunning place to explore, and spend a few quite hours. The original Castle dates back to a sept of the O’Neill clan, then after the Norman Invasion of Ireland it came into the hands of  Meiler Fitzhenry before passing on to the DeBermingham family whom held vast lands and numerous castles along the Kildare/Offaly border. Although in a ruineous state, its still easy enough to have a good look around and explore the lower levels. It is possible to climb certain parts of the walls but caution is advised. You can read more about its history and see the original shots by clicking the link above.

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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13 Responses to Re-work Wednesday 31

  1. Love the clinging ivy oblong the edge – good job Ed!


  2. John says:

    So mysterious! Great photo. 🙂


  3. Cool picture! Is that an abandoned castle?


  4. what an amazing shot. The castle is slowly being swallowed up!!


  5. kathygiddins says:

    The effect of the ivy/trees that have grown around it is amazing- great pic 🙂


  6. That’s pretty cool. I’m thinkin’… toupee.

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