June 23, 2014

Ireland VIII (Caahir to Cashel, Ireland)

Digital original, 5 frame exposure blend, 2 image stitch

Cahir is a fine example of a late Medieval Castle that had been enlarged and greatly remodeled in the 15th to 17th centuries. When the main line of the Butler family died out in the late 1700's, the castle fell into ruin. It was partly restored in the 1840's by the Cahir Butlers and more heavily restored after it became a National Monument in 1964.
Digital original, 5 frame exposure blend, 2 image stitch
Today's drive was through the Vee, which is just covered in massive rhododendron's...there is no way to describe how many there are. The Rhododendron was only introduced to the area around the Vee in the 1960′s and has, since that time taken over the entire mountainside, killing off virtually every other plant that had previously grown there.
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Lismore Castle is a stately home located in the town of Lismore in County Waterford in Ireland, belonging to the Duke of Devonshire. It was largely re-built in the Gothic style during the mid-nineteenth century by William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire.
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The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel, South Tipperary, Ireland.
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This sunset was spent at Cashel, where I made this image of Hore Abbey.

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