Sunday, October 23, 2016

clifden castle, connemara

seen from Sky Road, Clifden.   It looks like it belongs in a fairy tale story.


Clifden Castle is a ruined manor house west of the town of Clifden in the Connemara region of County Galway, Ireland. It was built c. 1818 for John D'Arcy, the local landowner, in the Gothic Revival style.  Uninhabited after 1894 it fell into disrepair. In 1935, ownership passed to a group of tenants, who were to own it jointly, and it quickly became a ruin.

Info courtesy of Wikipedia

22 comments:

  1. Nice place, and it is nice to see you back. I like the sea of green grass around. Greetings from Bergen

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  2. Your photo PROVES that Ireland is really the Emerald Isle. It is a beauty!

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  3. Yes, that really looks like a fairytale landscape and so astonishingly green.

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  4. A beautiful photo. A few years ago I visited your country, it is really as green as it is on your photo.

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  5. So beautiful Bill.Thank you for all your nice comments and words.

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  6. How lovely! The countryside is absolutely gorgeous. Interesting information too about the castle.

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  7. That's all very interest, and very sad, and very beautiful!

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  8. What a shame Bill, this would be the most spectacular spot for a home, whatever shape or size it was.

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  9. What a shame Bill, this would be the most spectacular spot for a home, whatever shape or size it was.

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  10. Too bad... but the beautiful landscape is still in good shape.

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  11. Sad to hear about the manor! What a green landscape that is! Wow!

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  12. Just look at that green! No wonder they call it the Emerald Isle.

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  13. Wouldn't take that long for my house to look like a ruin. :-)

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  14. Wouldn't take that long for my house to look like a ruin. :-)

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  15. Not just the castle but the countryside as well -- it all looks like a fairy tale. Beautiful!

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  16. We've been by there. Connemara has an exquisite wild beauty.

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  17. That's a lovely view of the old castle.

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  18. Espetacular e parece mesmo uma imagem de contos de fadas.

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