Category: Castle

My Love Affair with Cahir, County Tipperary

Summer at Cahir Castle

Cahir, County Tipperary, is one of my favorite places in Ireland.  Traveling to Ireland without stopping in Chair for a few hours seems … well, wrong.  In fact, in December 2014, while basing in County Wicklow, I heard Cahir’s ‘call’ loud and clear.  Enough that…

The Coastal Cottage Ruin

The Cottage Ruin, Wicklow, County Wicklow

Black Castle in Wicklow, County Wicklow, is a great ruin. I almost missed it. As I was heading out of Wicklow, I decided to pull into a golf course. The green land and the deep blue of the Irish Sea was calling to me….

So Close … Charleville Castle, Tullamore, County Offaly

Charleville Castle, Tullamore

You know the old saying about not seeing the ‘sights’ in the town you live in …. Well, it is the same as using a home base on vacation. It happened in 2012 while we stayed in Cashel. We almost did not tour the…

Kinnitty High Cross, County Offaly

Kinnitty Hight Cross

Tt took two attempts to find this one … Kinnitty High Cross. Driving to Birr, I saw the signs for Kinnitty and made a note. On the way home, I found myself on a local road; winding towards the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Once in…

Birr Castle Demesne, Birr, County Offaly

Birr Castle, Birr, County Offaly

Always remember the umbrella.  You would think that by now, I wouldn’t forget.  I can tell you that after my morning at Birr Castle, my umbrella found its way permanently into the camera bag. My first full day in County Offaly and I decided to…

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