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Dublin : Capital City and County of Ireland

Dublin

John Luxton

Capital City and County of Ireland

Updated: Sep 29, 2013 7:58am PST

Ireland's Coast : Ireland's coast excluding Donegal and Waterford

Ireland's Coast

mcdonegal1

Ireland's coast excluding Donegal and Waterford

Updated: Aug 25, 2013 7:47am PST

Kingdom of Mourne :

Kingdom of Mourne

portb

Updated: Apr 04, 2013 3:40pm PST

Gleninagh Castle County Clare Ireland : This castle was built in the late 1500's by the O'Loughlin family. They disposed of it in the mid 1600's, but later regained ownership. They were the last inhabitants until it was abandoned around 1840. Beside the tower is the small stone building which houses a well which provided them with fresh water.

Gleninagh Castle County Clare Ireland

jabeaujo

This castle was built in the late 1500's by the O'Loughlin family. The ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2011 6:56am PST

Ireland 2009 : My favorite photos from my trip in 2009

Ireland 2009

jabeaujo

My favorite photos from my trip in 2009

Updated: Jul 10, 2011 10:54am PST

Jabeaujo Loves Ireland :

Jabeaujo Loves Ireland

jabeaujo

Updated: Jul 08, 2011 1:42pm PST

Ireland 2011 : My favorite photos from my trip to Ireland 2011

Ireland 2011

jabeaujo

My favorite photos from my trip to Ireland 2011

Updated: Jul 07, 2011 11:32am PST

Beacon Head Tower : The Baltimore Beacon is a white-painted stone beacon at the entrance to the harbour at Baltimore, County Cork, Ireland. The beacon was built at the order of the British government following the 1798 Rebellion. It was part of a series of lighthouses and beacons dotted around the Irish coast, forming a warning system.
The beacon is locally known as "Lot's Wife", after the biblical woman turned into a pillar of salt.

Beacon Head Tower

jabeaujo

The Baltimore Beacon is a white-painted stone beacon at the entrance t ...

Updated: Jul 06, 2011 9:49am PST

Drombeg Stone Circle, County Cork, Ireland : It is natural to think of Stone Circles belonging to Stone Age culture but in fact, most Stone Circles belong to the Bronze Age. The Drombeg Stone Circle described here actually dates to the start of the Iron Age, around 153BC to 120AD.

While in size, the Drombeg Stones do not come close to competing with Stonehenge in England, they are the best example of a Stone Circle one can find in the County of Cork. The circle is approximately 30 feet in diameter with its longest stone topping out at just slightly over 7 feet in height.
 
According to the plaque located at this site, there are 17 standing stones in the circle. Other's report only 13 of the original stones are present. One of the stones lies on its side, if I understand properly; this stone is the axial stone. The two tallest stones, standing side by side, are known as the Portal Stones. 

During the winter solstice, if one stood between the two tallest stones he/she would see the sun setting on the horizon exactly at the center of the axial stone.
Just a few feet away from the Stone circle are the ruins of two joined round huts built sometime between the 2nd and 4th century. Also on this site is a Fulacht Fiadh ,a cooking hearth (dated between the 4th -7th century), containing a stone trough where hot stones were used to boil water.
 
The presents of the round huts and Fulacht Fiadh suggest this site was inhabited, at least seasonally, from the birth of Christ to the start of the 7th Century. Exactly what meaning the Stone Circles had for the populous of this period is open to speculation. Was the Stone Circle simply a calendar device or did it have spiritual significants for its creators and the people that came after them?

Drombeg Stone Circle, County Cork, Ir...

jabeaujo

It is natural to think of Stone Circles belonging to Stone Age culture ...

Updated: Jul 01, 2011 6:15pm PST

Mizen Head Irish Light Signal Station : In the Readers Digest Top 100 "Amazing Places of Britain and Ireland".

The Mizen Head Fog Signal Station was built in 1909 to help prevent the loss of life and shipping on the rocks.  At the end of the Mizen Peninsula, the cliffs of Mizen Head rise high above the Atlantic Ocean, where the currents meet from the west and south coasts and waves from the mid-Atlantic crash into the land.
The Signal Station is full of maps, radio equipment, and weather forecasting data collected by the keepers. It conveys an accurate sense of the actual daily lives of the men. 

THE new Mizen Head footbridge, which spans a dramatic gorge at the tip of the scenic west Cork peninsula, was officially reopened March 17, 2011 following a complete reconstruction programme. 

At 52 metres, it was the longest concrete arch bridge in the world when built in 1909. 

The original bridge spanned the 47-metre deep gorge connecting the mainland to Cloghane Island and was subject to severe Atlantic weather for more than 100 years. 

The elements eventually took their toll on the structure, which is part of the Mizen Head Signal Station visitor centre, and it was decided to completely rebuild the bridge to its original design. It was originally used to provide access for Commissioners of Irish Lights staff to the fog signal station at Mizen Head.

Mizen Head Irish Light Signal Station

jabeaujo

In the Readers Digest Top 100 "Amazing Places of Britain and Ireland". ...

Updated: Jul 01, 2011 3:02pm PST