Capturing History Challenge Week 16

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Its been a quite week for me with the madness of the season, but I promise to have a couple of interesting posts for you before the end of the week. First up for todays Challenge is a trip over to the Isle of Wight to see the church of St. Boniface in Bonchurch as mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Then is off to sunny Florida to see the holocaust memorial which was erected on the infamous South Beach in Miami. Then its back to the Emerald isle for the remaining three stops on our weekly trek around the globe. First up is the historic Dublin Castle, home to many foreign invaders over the centuries. Then its of to Saggart just outside Dublin for the intruiging Boherboy Stone pair. A lovely set of standing stones also known as the Adam & Eve Stones. Finally we finish off the week with a trip to the fantastic ruins of Carbury Castle in Kildare. As

lways your comments are always welcome, if you would like to know more about any of the featured images, please click on the sumbitters link below the image. Or if you would like to submit an image of your own, continue to the end of this post to find out how.


1. Church of St. Bonificia, Isle of Wight. By Phil Platt  @WheresPhil

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2. Holocaust Memorial, South Beach, Miami, USA. By Geoff Le Pard  @TanGental


3. Dublin Castle, Ireland. By A.J. Vosse  @Ouch!! My back hurts!!

Boherboy Stone PAir

4. Boherboy Stones, Saggart, Ireland. By Ed Money @ EdMooneyPhotography

Carbury Castle

5. Carbury Castle, Kildare, Ireland. By Ed Money @ EdMooneyPhotography

The two stones at Boherboy are quite unique and the only ones of their kind that I have come across to date. Also known as the Adam and Eve Stones as they are said to represent the male & Female. To see more click HERE. Carbury Castle is a little hidden Gem, located on private farm lands this once magnificent ruins was a joy to explore. Located on the Offaly/Kildare border with connections to the O’Neill Dynasty, this was once the home of Cairbre, the son of Niall of the Nine Hostages and King of Ireland during the 5th century. To find out more click HERE.

So here is how you too, can join in;

The plan is quite simple, each Wednesday I will be posting an image of a random site with a heritage connection. Any images sent in will be included in the challenge along with your name and a link to your site. Full credit is given to each participant. The joy of this challenge is that we can all participate and share our images whilst raising the awareness of our own particular History and Heritage. The image can be anything from an old Church or Castle, to a Battlefield or Neolithic tomb, the choices are endless. And you can capture the image on any device you choose to. It can be in colour, black and white or any variation. The important thing is that we share.

And so to make sure that the challenge runs smoothly here are a few notes on how to participate:

  • All images must have been taking by you, there is no time restriction on this and you retain the copyright for your images
  • Images should be submitted via email by no later than midnight GMT on the Sunday before so I can ensure the challenge is ready to be posted on the Wednesday morning. My email address is
  • You don’t have to even have to be a WordPress blogger. This challenge is open to everyone, please include your name and a link back to your blog, website or social media page.
  • Images should be kept at low resolution with the largest side at 1000 pixels or less, if you need help with this you can pm me.
  • Once the challenge is published I will delete all files and mails from that week .
  • Each contributor should write a small piece about their image on their blog, for readers to check out, or at least the history behind the shot by adding  to the comments of each challenge.


About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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22 Responses to Capturing History Challenge Week 16

  1. belshade says:

    Interesting that there are two stones. If they ever had companions they would presumably be of similar size and should still be there. It would be interesting to take sightings from them in both directions and see if they are lined up on any other sites. Des.

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    • Quite true Des, They are aligned east to west.they might have connection to other sites or perhaps the rising sun over bull island which hits the stone up on Tallaght Hill. They shape of both stones would suggest the tey represent male and female energies. Perhaps these were used to harness or mix these earth energies. One other explanation was that our anscestors would run their cattle between the two stones in a fertility ritual???


      • belshade says:

        Thanks for that Ed. I should have asked what the compass bearing was! E/W sounds “sun” all right. If you have any astronomy buffs in your circle they might find out whether it was sunrise or sunset, and which solstice/equinox they marked. I have seen similar “male” and “female” stones at the Newgrange stone circle. Des.

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    • jfwknifton says:

      Sorry, I do apologise. I clicked on the wrong severed hand! The cattle idea is a very good one. I myself had the idea that marriages might take place between the stones, with the couple holding hands, but touching a stone each. Alas, we will never know!

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  2. aj vosse says:

    Thanks again for the shout and showing my photos!! 😉

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  3. beetleypete says:

    I have never been to any of the places, or seen the sites pictured, Ed, so it’s a double pleasure this time.
    Best wishes, Pete.


  4. No brainer for me Ed, No1 by a long shot…!

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  5. jazzfeathers says:

    Oh, I love those stanting stones!! 🙂

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  6. wonderful once again. Sorry I missed it this week as I am at a crawl these days with blogging. Hopefully the new year will breathe more energy into my photographic and story endeavours. I love the image of the Carbury ruins! Great submissions by all!

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  7. Ali Isaac says:

    Omg you posted a colour pic! That doesn’t happen very often, Ed!

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  8. Rajiv says:

    This is a cool one Ed… I should be back with you next week..

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