Castles, ruins and gatehouses... Pic heavy.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sumi, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I've been photo exploring some of the wonderful castles, ruins and gatehouses of Ireland and a few members have asked me for pics. So I though I'd put them all here so you lovers of old buildings can enjoy them too. I've taken many, many pics, but these are some of my favourites. I will add more pics to this thread as I discover more of these magical places.


    Castle ruin, Kealkill, Co Cork

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    One of many mysterious "baby castles" on Co Cork coast line. This one is near Sandy Cove, Co Cork. There is another within sight of this one, but unfortunately it's on private land and we haven't been able to get near.


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    Gatehouse to private estate, on route to Castletownbere, Co Cork


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    Castle ruin, Wicklow, Co Wicklow


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    Ruin by the roadside, Co Sligo


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    Tower, Co Sligo


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    Ruin near Durrus, Co Cork


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    Gatehouse of private estate, Co Kerry


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    Abandoned house Co Kerry


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  2. onedoodle3

    onedoodle3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Love your pics! I'd love to go to Ireland someday, but I will never make it there. I can take my journey through your pics!! Keep 'em coming! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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    OMG Sumi.... this is my DH dream to go and just visit all the castles he can and he wants to buy one!!! LMAO that wont happen!!

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    I could see living in this beauty!! WOW
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    I am so happy for you Sumi!!! WONDERFUL!! [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sumi has sent me so many wonderful pictures on her new adventure in Ireland. I'm thrilled she decided to post a photo pictorial for us all! Great idea and awesome pictures, my friend. That gate house is the coolest thing.
     
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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Sally, don't tell your DH, but I saw a small castle for sale here for E75 000. My DH is worried... I LOVE castles.
     
  6. sumi

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    Isn't it? I love these gatehouses. I can't wait for Summer when more of these buildings and some of the bigger castles will be open to the public. Blarney castle is top of the list, but there is no way I'm kissing that stone [​IMG]
     
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  8. theoldchick

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    Awesome!
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Some of my favourite parts of these buildings are the windows. I like the contrast and I must admit, I have a thing about windows [​IMG]

    The first 2 were from inside the Co Kerry gate house (the door was open, so I did a little exploring) the rest was mostly from a collection of abandoned buildings we discovered in Co Kerry. A local fisherman told us they were build around 1912. One of the buildings he said was the first co-op in Ireland and the remainder was part of a little private hospital. The hospital only had one patient, a priest who fell of his bike when he cycled past, before the owner ran out of money and abandoned the project and the buildings.


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  10. Sally Sunshine

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    [​IMG] do you know why the x pattern on the walls?
     

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