February 15, 2016

Lismore / Ardmore, Cork, Ireland; 9 – 10 February, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — wally426 @ 10:48 am

Conna Castle – Construction began in 1554. Shortly after its completion ten years later, it was seized by the English for its strategic position on high ground over the river Bride. James FitzThomas, the rightful heir, tried to stage a rebellion to take back the castle but was captured and sent to the Tower of London. 




Altar tomb of John and Catherine McGrath – 1548


Lismore Cathedral
Old School Butcher – Lismore

Low Tide – Youghal 


Ardmore Beach


Wind stripes 
The cliff walk around Ardmore is nothing short of breathtaking. On either side of the skinny footpaths lie ruins, craggy cliffs being battered by rough seas, and hearty fescue spilling onto the trail in thick green mats.  







This old coast guard station had been left in ruins off the trail






Curragh Beach








Above the beach lay one of the most picturesque ruins is ever visited. I couldn’t find any history on the place, but at one time it was a grand estate with an amazing view of the ocean. 



1 Comment »

  1. I always associated Ireland with golf courses and rain. You present such unique aspects of the countryside, ocean areas and history of Ireland. Can’t wait to visit!

    Comment by Ma — February 15, 2016 @ 6:33 pm

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