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Tag Archives: Portlaoise
Dunamase Part 2: Return to the Rock
Yesterday I posted some shots of my kids on there first Castle exploration. Today here are my shots from the Rock of Dunamase. The Rock was the first ruin I had shot back in May 2011, and I remember how … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Landscape, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 1990s, 843AD, 9th century, abbot, annals of the four masters, Castle, church, Diary of a Ruin Hunter, dun, Dun Masc, Ed Mooney Photography. Photographer, Excavations, fort, Fortification, historical, Historical site, Irish Gaelic, Laois, Leinster, N80, OPW, Photography, plundered, Portlaoise, Rock of Dunamase, ruins, Scenic, Stradbally, Terryglass, the fort of Masc, Vikings 52 Comments
After missing the Camera Club field trip to Emo Court, I took a rare mid-week opportunity to explore this fine estate, located near the village of Emo in County Laois, Ireland. It was designed by the architect James Gandon in 1790 … Continue reading
Posted in Historical, Nature, Photography, Places of Interest Tagged 2011, camera Club, Culture, Customs House, Earls, Emo Court, estate, forest, gardens lake, gates, James Gandon, Kings Inn, Laois, mansion house, Photography, Portarling, Portlaoise 3 Comments
After deciding to take last Monday off work. Well its only your birthday once a year! I did the school run and then headed out for a drive with the slr. After a visit to Emo Court in Portlaoise, a lovely place to … Continue reading
Posted in Historical, Photography, Places of Interest Tagged Fitzgerald, Morett Castle, Portlaoise 2 Comments
The Rock of Dunamase
The Rock of Dunamase (Dún Masc, “the fort of Masc” in Irish Gaelic) is one of the most historic sites in Ireland. Located in County Laois, this scenic site is a short distance from the N80 road and lies between the towns … Continue reading
Posted in Historical, Photography Tagged 1990s, 843AD, 9th century, abbot, aheologists, annals of the four masters, Castle, church, dun, Dun Masc, Excavations, fort, Fortification, historical, Historical site, Irish Gaelic, Laois, Leinster, N80, OPW, plundered, Portlaoise, Rock of Dunamase, ruins, Scenic, Stradbally, Terryglass, the fort of Masc, Vikings 5 Comments
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