Tag Archives: Ed Mooney Photography

An Púca, A faerie Ghost.

Well its finally that time of year, Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh. So today I will share with you the history of one of the most menacing or beneficial creatures to be found in Irish Mythology. The Pooka or in Gaelic … Continue reading

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A Dublin Legend – Monochrome Madness Challenge

I shot this during my time up in Dublin on Saturday for the Bram Stoker Festival. What started off as a good day, soon fell apart and could have been a disaster, but its all perspective! Philip Parris “Phil” Lynott was a … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Kilkea Castle

Kilkea Castle has a long history which spans back to 1181AD when a Norman Knight Walter De Riddlesford was said to have built a motte & bailey castle here. Just for continuity Kilkea Castle came into the hands of the … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 41

After the success of last Wednesdays colour image I decided to do another one. This time a Castle, and one of my favourite sites this year. Ballyadams Castle in Co. Laois. What we now see of this quite stunning ruin dates … Continue reading

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The Children of Lir – Monochrome Madness Challenge

I always found swans to have a majestic presence and Gaelic mythology is filled with great stories linked to them. Swans normally tend to mate for life and are known to be extremely loyal. One of the oldest laws still … Continue reading

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Countess Dracula

Continuing on from last weeks Vampire Hunt which I wrote last years whilst exploring the Bram StokerFestival for the thefairytaletraveler.com. As part of the festival there were a number of street performances two of which I was really impressed with, in … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 40

Please don’t be shocked,this week I had an irresistible urge to do something completely different! And so after 40 weeks of re-works, this is the first full colour image I have done, and probably the first ruin image that was not … Continue reading

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Clonaslee, a Disappointment, a Bell, and some Crosses………..

I had made my way out to Clonaslee on the way home from work one evening to find a couple of early Christian cross slabs, which are said to be similar to those found as Cloneagh. Unfortunately it would seem … Continue reading

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Here it comes….. Samhain 2014

So it’s that time of the year again, and the Countdown to Samhain begins, right here. To celebrate my favourite time of the year, I am planning a number of posts with a Halloween theme. Halloween is a relatively new … Continue reading

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Ducketts Grove – Monochrome Madness Challenge

Getting back on track for this weeks challenge with some more ruin-hunting shots, I thought I would go back to January and re-visit the stunning ruins at Ducketts Grove in Co. Carlow. These shots were all edited in mono, but … Continue reading

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