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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Leaves disappearing fast!



 Two ACER shrubs in own garden have most colourful foliage during the autumn. Top photo shows that this one lost much after one day's strong winds, leaving the ground covered with it's leaves next day. 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

de la Poer graves


 The burial enclosure for the Catholic de la Poers at Mothel's ancient cemetery.

Interesting inscriptions on many of the headstones. 

ARDFINNAN CASTLE

                                                                                                                                                                 The 13th century keep, which Cambro-Norman, Maurice de Prendergast was ordered to construct by John of England, Lord of Ireland.  Later it was handed over to the Knights Templar, followed by the Knights Hospitaller.

After passing through many difficult historic periods, the castle's tower-house received a Victorian restoration circa 1846, with the addition of adjoining buildings and was turned into a country house with the addition of adjoining buildings.  It eventually passed into the hands of the Mulcahy-Redmond family, owners of the famous, now-defunct adjacent woollen mill. Much more about the place's history can be read at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardfinnan_Castle

also

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardfinnan_Woollen_Mills

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Gleann an Óir ins na Comaraigh


 Gleann an Óir - Glen of the Gold!

A rainbow appeared as I arrived there. Was too late to capture it at it's best due to delay in attaching lens on my camera.  This must be where the gold was located?  Am applying for a prospector's licence asap!