Thursday, October 12, 2017

River Bredagh Bridge

is a traditional stone bridge, argued by many to be one of Ireland’s oldest bridges. The bridge itself is thought to date from the 6th Century and according to legend was built by St Patrick who stopped here on his way to a nearby ancient site at Cooley. 
Info courtesy of the Visit Inishowen website


23 comments:

  1. Hi Bill.

    Beautiful picture Bill of the bridge and the view so under the bridge.

    Groettie from Paticia.

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  2. Hoi Bill, fraaie foto, echt nostalgie deze oude stenen brug.
    Groet Kees.

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  3. I understand the physics of how these things stand up but I'm still amazed that they survive for so long. Our ancestors were a lot more ingenious than we often imagine.

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  4. This bridge truly is a blast from the past. I like how you photographed the scene.

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  5. ...this beauty give an entire different meaning to 'old.'

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  6. What a fabulous picture, Bill. The history is incredible and it is a beautiful setting!

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  7. That bridge is from way back when. And the way you composed the picture is extra special too.

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  8. Oh wow, this is a beautiful photo Bill. It could almost be a painting!

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  9. Bill, this is such an idyllic and serene scene! Wow!

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  10. It looks like a sturdy bridge. It is amazing how they last century after century.

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  11. Beautiful photo, Bill !
    This little bridge is fantastic !

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  12. I remember when ol' Pat came by. He was something. Built that bridge between breakfast and lunch and then went into town to heal the sick. It's a superb bridge but I told him it wouldn't last more than a couple of years. I think he put a hex on me as I've never felt quite right since that day ... what I consider the real St. Patrick's Day!

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  13. Gorgeous! Looks very tranquil and serene.

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  14. Now that is a gorgeous bridge and a gorgeous photo.

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  15. It looks like a magical place! Lovely photo, Bill!

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  16. This certainly does look like ancient stonework. I can't imagine St. Patrick stopping along the way to build a bridge, however. He's never struck me as the mason type.

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  17. Love it! wish we had that sort of history here in NZ.

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  18. Oh that's a beautiful composition Bill.. this is definitely one of those 'I wish I'd taken it' shots.. and all that history as well, bonus!

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  19. I like simple stone bridges like this one.

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