Woodlawn House Follies

Woodlawn Tower House folly
Woodlawn Tower House folly and fake entrance

Gothic style wall and arch folly
Gothic style wall and arch folly

Woodlawn entrance folly
Woodlawn fake entrance and Round Tower folly

Woodlawn Round Tower folly
Round Tower folly built circa 1900. Woodlawn, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland

Woodlawn Tower House (Gate House) folly
Gate lodge built circa 1850 in the style of a Tower House

Kells Monastic Site

Kells (Ceanannas Mór) monastery was founded in 554AD by St Columba (St Colmcille).
Kells High Cross
Kells High Cross – The East Cross,  east face

Kells High Cross and Round Tower
Kells High Cross and Round Tower

Kells High Round Tower
Kells Round Tower, 10th century

Kells High Cross - Cross of Patrick and Columba
Kells High Cross – The South Cross aka Cross of Patrick and Columba

Kells High Cross - The West Cross
Kells High Cross – The West Cross, west face

Kells the Market Cross
9th century Kells High Cross – The Market Cross, west face.

Kells the Market Cross
Kells High Cross – The Market Cross, east face

The base of the Market Cross
Kells High Cross – the base of the Market Cross

Spire doorway
Spire doorway. Kells Monastic Site, Co Meath, Ireland

Castlestrange Stone

Castlestrange Stone
Castlestrange Stone has La Tène style flowing geometric patterns carved into it and dates from the last few centuries before Christ.

Castlestrange Stone in La Tène style
The Castlestrange granite boulder is 1 of 3 La Tène stones in Ireland

Setting of Castlestrange Stone
Setting of Castlestrange Stone

Castlestrange Stone
Castlestrange Cult Stone, Co Roscommon, Ireland

Castlestrange Stone

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher
At their lowest point the cliffs are 120 metres rising to over 200 metres at their highest

O'Brien's Tower
O’Brien’s Tower at the Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher sign
Cliffs of Moher – Wild Atlantic Way sign

Cahercommaun Stone Fort

Cahercommaun Stone Fort
Cahercommaun Stone Fort, The Burren, Co Clare, Ireland

Cahercommaun Stone Fort
Three ringed stone fort perched on a cliff edge. Built circa 800AD

Cahercommaun Stone Fort
The outer walls are quite ruinous

Kilfenora High Crosses

Kilfenora High Cross
The North High Cross

Kilfenora High Cross
The west face of the Doorty Cross

Doorty Cross
The east face of the Doorty Cross

High Cross shaft fragment
High Cross shaft fragment

Bishops Head
Bishops Head above the entrance

Kilfenora Cathedral
Kilfenora Cathedral, The Burren, Co Clare Ireland

Caherconnell Stone Fort

Caherconnell Stone Fort
Caherconnell Stone Fort, The Burren, Co Clare, Ireland

Caherconnell Stone Fort
The cashel was built in the 10th Century.

Caherconnell Stone Fort
The new entrance dates to the 15th – 16th century

Caherconnell Stone Fort
Wall detail.

Caherconnell Stone Fort
Caherconnell Stone Fort is located in the karst rugged limestone landscape of the Burren like Cahermore Stone Fort.

The Burren Landscape

The Burren Landscape
The Burren, Co Clare, Ireland

Burren - The Wild Atlantic Way
Burren – The Wild Atlantic Way

The Burren County Clare

The Burren Landscape

Burren wall
Typical Burren wall

Karst Burren landscape
Karst landscape of the Burren

The Burren Landscape in colour
The Burren in colour. Four images on film circa 1990

The Burren Landscape photograph

Image of the Burren

The Burren , County Clare

St Brigid’s Holy Well

St. Brigid’s Holy Well
Saint Brigid’s Well, Liscannor, Co Clare, Ireland

Saint Brigid’s Well
Came across this well on the way to the Cliffs of Moher – it’s amazing.

Saint Brigid’s Well
In the wall of the grotto

St. Brigid’s Holy Well
The entrance to the grotto and well

Cloghan Castle

Cloghan Castle
Cloghan Castle, Co Galway, Ireland. Extensively rebuilt around the 1970s the original remains date to round 1240. Today it caters for private hire and as a wedding venue.

Cloghan Castle

Poulnabrone Dolmen, revisited

Poulnabrone Portal Tomb
Poulnabrone Portal Tomb, The Burren, Co Clare, Ireland

Poulnabrone Portal Tomb
I photographed Poulnabrone 25 years earlier on film and when there was no rope barrier – you can see the results here http://www.tonyoneill.org/2016/12/04/poulnabrone-dolmen/

Poulnabrone Portal Tomb

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Kilmacduagh Monastery

Kilmacduagh Monastery
Kilmacduagh Monastery, Gort, Co Clare, Ireland

Kilmacduagh Monastery

Kilmacduagh Monastery

Kilmacduagh Monastery

Kilmacduagh Round Tower
Kilmacduagh Round Tower at 34 meters – the tallest round tower in the world

Kilmacduagh Round Tower

Kilmacduagh Monastery

Cahermore Stone Fort

Cahermore Stone Fort
Cahermore Stone Fort aka Ballyallaban ringfort, The Burren, Co Clare, Ireland

Cahermore Stone Fort
Fortified farmstead with walls up to 9 feet thick and high, built in the medieval period.

Cahermore Stone Fort
Cahermore Stone Fort is located in the karst rugged limestone landscape of the Burren like Caherconnell Stone Fort.