Category Archives: Castles

Re-work Wednesday 20

A number of weeks ago I did a Re-work of  Crom-Abu Bridge  in Athy. This week I have used a similar shot that shows more of White Castle and only part of the bridge. It was taken from the far bank of the … Continue reading

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Ballyadams Castle

My next stop off point on my trip around Laois was to the striking Castle ruins of Ballyadams. On arrival I was faced with a roadside gate, which was sign posted ‘Danger, Keep Out, Sanctuary’. Obviously this was either to … Continue reading

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Gortnaclea Castle……. Monochrome Madness Challenge

  Here we are again for another instalment of the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge which is hosted over on Leanne Cole’s blog. Im posting this a bit early today as I wont get a chance to do it later. So … Continue reading

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Remnants of Sidheán

Continuing on my recent trip around Laois, I happened to pass by an interesting looking structure not to far away from Coolbanagher. It looked like s Castle type fortification or Gatehouse. So I stopped of to have a closer look. … Continue reading

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Kiss your Heritage Goodbye

Please forgive me for this post as I may rant quite a bit. Words cannot describe how angry this has made me. On 24th Febuary 2014 after suffering damage during a storm 10 days earlier, Coolbanagher Castle  an early Medieval … Continue reading

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BallyAdams Castle, A Sneak Peak….

Ok, last week I contributed my first entry ‘Dunfierth Shrine‘, to the ‘Monochrome Madness Challenge’, over on Leanne Cole‘s blog. Last Sunday I got out for the day and was blessed with some fantastic weather which resulted in an extremely happy Ruin … Continue reading

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Donadea Castle

The next port of call on my recent blitz was the striking ruin of Donadea Castle. I had been meaning to visit for some time now and since I was in the area, I really didn’t need an excuse.  I’m … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 9

  Week nine see’s me journey back to 2012 and the small town of Athy in Co. Kildare. The image features Crom-Abu bridge with White Castle to the right.  This was one of many shots I took the day after … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 6

Finally I am  back on track for Re-work Wednesday. This week we are re-visiting the ruins of Kilteel Castle, which I first shot back in 2012. You can read more about the history of the Castle and view the original … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 2

Continuing on with the Re-work Wednesday project, here is one of my favorite shots from 2011. Taken down in Laois at the ruins of Morett Castle.  You can read my article and view the original shots HERE. I remember the … Continue reading

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