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The Black Castle – Monochrome Madness Challenge

This weeks image for the Monochrome Madness Challenge comes all the way from Leighlinbridge in County Carlow. And yes it is called Black Castle, not to be mistaken for the Black Castle from Game of Thrones, but equally fascinating. I have … Continue reading

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Grange Castle

Moving on to the last of my visits to the many De Bermingham strongholds which are scattered along the Kildare/Offaly border. There are a number of castles and a monastery still in existence in the Kildare and Offaly area, some … Continue reading

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Blundell Castle

Overlooking the town of Edenderry, Blundell Castle is located on a hill from which the town gets its name; Eadon Doire, meaning brow or hill-top of the oak trees. Today, the oak trees are long since gone, but the ruins … Continue reading

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