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Ruins of 'Old' Castlemacadam Church outside Avoca - County Wicklow Ireland................

road through the forest, N. Ireland użytkownika Madeleine Claire

Altinaghree Castle (also known as Ogilby's Castle, Liscloon House and Altnacree Castle) sits on private land near Dunnamanagh in County Tyrone. It is believed to have been built around 1860 by William Ogilby (an Irish barrister and naturalist). The castle has been abandoned since the end of the 19th century when William's son James invited scandal by falling in love and eloping to Australia with Mary Jane Jamieson - a factory seamstress.

Church on Gougane Barra Lake, Ireland

Church on Gougane Barra Lake, Ireland

Cottage Garden, Bunratty Folk Park, County Clare, Ireland

Sheila the elephant retreats to Denise's house. German air raid by 200 Luftwaffe bombers hit the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast resident Denise Austin (a zookeeper) kept Sheila the elephant, a 5ft tall calf, safe in her walled courtyard for several months during the Blitz. Denise had been visiting the zoo during air raids to talk to Sheila and keep her calm.

Book of Durrow This design is based on a carpet page from the Book of Durrow, a 7th century Celtic manuscript created at Durrow Monastery in County Offaly, Ireland. Durrow was founded by St. Columba, one of the patron saints of Ireland. The design features a central cross and three circles, perhaps symbolizing the Trinity, amongst Celtic knotwork. The monastery also created the beautiful scripture cross which is still on site.

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Quin Abbey, Co. Clare Ireland

Quin Abbey, a photo from Clare, South | TrekEarth

Abandoned, County Kerry, Ireland

Abandoned, County Kerry, Ireland

Standing Stone, near Poyntzpass, Ireland

The struggle upon which we are engaged if full of hardships, full of dangers, for it is the struggle of man against himself. ~ St. Patrick.

O’Neill Inauguration Stone. One of the most poignant objects in Irish history is one that was deliberately and symbolically destroyed. The partly wooded hill of Tulaigh Óg (Tullaghoge), north of Dungannon in Co Tyrone, commanding extensive views towards Slieve Gallion, was one of many traditional ritual sites on which communities gathered and kings were inaugurated. The Tudor colonisers looked on these sites with suspicion.

Ireland In Ruins: Moor Abbey Co Tipperary

Ireland In Ruins: Moor Abbey Co Tipperary

Ireland In Ruins: Athcarne Castle Co Meath

Ireland In Ruins: Athcarne Castle Co Meath

Dunboy Castle Ruins with Wildflowers in Foreground, Castletownbere, Ireland. Photograph by Richard Cummins.

Gaelic Welcoming Prayer / Artist Kevin Dillon

BRANWEN (Branwen; *Brano-windā) [raven-white]: goddess of alimentary nature. She was put to good use in the kitchens of Ireland. The daughter of Llŷr, Branwen was given in marriage to Matholwch, king of Ireland, by her brother Bendigeidfran. Her son was Gwern [alder-tree]. Branwen was made to serve in the kitchens of the king where the cook would beat her before chopping up the meat.

This is a Brigid's or St. Brigid's cross. Brigid's crosses are associated with Brigid of Kildare, who is venerated as one of the patron saints of Ireland. The crosses are traditionally made on 1 February, which in the Irish language is called Lá Fhéile Bhríde (St. Brigid's feast day), the day of her liturgical celebration.

Four Fires | Nigheanan Brìghde