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"The Leap Castle" -  Leap Castle is said to be the most haunted castle in Ireland and sits on a foundation of shear rock. The original castle (the central keep seen to the right of this photograph) is thought to have been built circa 1250 and was the principal seat of the fearsome Ely O’Carroll clan.  Leap Castle has had a horrific history with each passing century being punctuated by ferocious acts of violence.    Read more at  http://www.ciaranmchugh.com/?pagid=leap-castle

"The Leap Castle" - Leap Castle is said to be the most haunted castle in Ireland and sits on a foundation of shear rock. The original castle (the central keep seen to the right of this photograph) is thought to have been built circa 1250 and was the principal seat of the fearsome Ely O’Carroll clan. Leap Castle has had a horrific history with each passing century being punctuated by ferocious acts of violence. Read more at http://www.ciaranmchugh.com/?pagid=leap-castle

Set in one of Ireland’s beautiful Georgian heritage towns, Birr Castle ~ boasts award winning gardens and a fascinating history.

Birr Castle Demesne & Historic Science Centre - Historic houses and castles - Birr

Set in one of Ireland’s beautiful Georgian heritage towns, Birr Castle ~ boasts award winning gardens and a fascinating history.

48. Horse and Rider Sculpture. t may not look much, but this damaged figure of a horse and rider, found in 1844 at Knockmannan Hill near Kinnity, Co Offaly, tells an important story. As a piece of freestanding sculpture of a nonreligious subject it is rare, but its significance lies in something that would have been immediately obvious to any 13th- century viewer. The horseman is Anglo-Norman. How do we know? Because he is using a humble object with a big impact on European history: the…

48. Horse and Rider Sculpture. t may not look much, but this damaged figure of a horse and rider, found in 1844 at Knockmannan Hill near Kinnity, Co Offaly, tells an important story. As a piece of freestanding sculpture of a nonreligious subject it is rare, but its significance lies in something that would have been immediately obvious to any 13th- century viewer. The horseman is Anglo-Norman. How do we know? Because he is using a humble object with a big impact on European history: the…

The Slieve Bloom Mountains are, along with the Massif Central in France, the oldest mountains in Europe. It's believed that they were also the highest, reaching the lofty heights of 3,800m. Time and erosion has shrunk them to 500m.

The Slieve Bloom Mountains are, along with the Massif Central in France, the oldest mountains in Europe. It's believed that they were also the highest, reaching the lofty heights of 3,800m. Time and erosion has shrunk them to 500m.

Kinnitty Castle Courtyard

Kinnitty Castle Courtyard

House from "The Entity"

House from "The Entity"

Gloster House

Gloster House

A photo of an old cottage which is right at the edge of the shore at Dunmorran Strand, Co. Sligo. I think its part of an old clachan.  Benbulben can be seen in the background.

A photo of an old cottage which is right at the edge of the shore at Dunmorran Strand, Co. Sligo. I think its part of an old clachan. Benbulben can be seen in the background.

Leap Castle - the burnt out `Priests House` is to the left.

Leap Castle - the burnt out `Priests House` is to the left.

.blarney castle

.blarney castle

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