Votive candles and the color spectrum of contemporary stained glass in semi-darkness, bring light to the Black Abbey in the Irish county of Kilkenny; the name was derived from the term “Black Friars” to describe members of the Dominican Order and the black cloak worn by monks over their white habits. Founded in 1225 byContinue reading “The Spectrum and the Flame”
In these days of inexpensive travel, it seems nearly everyone has been nearly everywhere – and only exciting and distant places are worth photographing. But travel is also about what we feel, people we meet and experiences, even in, especially in, our own backyard…
Night walkers on a section of the Beara Way on Bere Island off the Beara Peninsula in County Cork, Ireland. Located in a large, deep natural bay, the island has been an important strategic navel location since the eighteenth century, when French fleets entered the inlet with troops to support Irish rebellions on several occasions.
Black Castle in Leighlinsbridge, Ireland was founded c.1181 by Lord Hugh de Lacy to defend the strategic crossing of the River Barrow after taking the surrounding lands from Irish clans.
“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong,” said Winston Churchill
From an earlier life, living on the Copper Coast in Ireland’s County Waterford. Ballydowane cove was my daily lunchtime go-to place, whatever the weather. The more stormy, the more enjoyable it was. The birds liked it too because big waves disturb the shore exposing more tasty treats. As did the horseman on my first blogContinue reading “Oystercatchers…”
When Bertram de Verdun arrived in Ireland as part of King John’s first expedition to Ireland, he was given/appropriated land in the Anglo-Norman territory known as The Pale and erected a manor house in 1185. But our story concerns his wayward and scheming granddaughter…
Hawthorn silhouetted against shafting evening sun, from “Waterford A County Revealed”
Looking like the archetypal haunted castle, Kilkea is located in County Kildare, Ireland, a medieval stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, Earls of Kildare.
Horse riding in Ballydowane Cove on the Copper Coast in Ireland’s County Waterford.