In Annalong, Northern Ireland, this old water mill is a nice setting for a walk along the river
Newery, Northern Ireland.
Narrow Water Castle still guards the entrance to Newry and the port and town.
An old keep stands guard over the inlet to the village ..a testament to good building practices in the 1500s.
St. Patricks burial Site
Old graveyard and church that overlook the countryside
On a day that the wind threatened to blow the old castle off the cliff the views are spectacular!
For the Game of Thrones fans..one of Jeanie's favorite places.
Dunlose Castle Panoroama
Glendalough Round Tower
The round tower at Glendalough was meant to keep the Vikings at bay. They soon discovered ladders and the game was changed forever!
There must be a lot of gold in Ireland because there are a lot of rainbows..and rain!
Startled by me..
The view from the window of the B&B in Kenmare
Built to house the Monks that spent their days working and praying..and destroyed by Cromwell.
Near Thuris, the old mill still functions.
Born in the 1930s in the house that he still lives in..Shaun is a remarkable Irish farmer and a great source of local history in the Borrisoleigh area.
Photo bombed by the cows
The cows were so interested in what we were doing that they lined up at the hedge row to watch the session.
Old Rugged Cross
Ireland is dotted with these old crosses in thousands of old graveyards..fascinating
The stones are all so uniform that they appear to be man made. Hexigon shaped and smooth from thousands of years of wind and waves they sit at the edge of the sea.
Every Irish farm boy needs a good Border Collie.
A reminder in Derry (Londonderry)..even the residents cannot agree on the name of the town..the troubles are better, but feelings are still raw.
Big, but short winged..they are everywhere!
Round towers were usually the precursor to the walls that followed. Defense was the name of the game in these walled villages.
Wall art in Belfast is still a sight that is not uncommon.
Ireland is a very pastoral country. Sheep and Cows are at every turn of every narrow road in the countryside.
Sailboaters on the Lough for the weekend. It does not matter that it is 40 degrees and windy..we are going sailing!
This lady was exercising her border collies before a contest to make sure that they were "fit".
Gray sky, gray rocks..it is a black and white castle
A short break in the traffic across the bridge allowed a shot of the old keep and the walled town.
Far out in the countryside is an area of stone circles...lots of them, many still uncovered. Thousands of years old and still a mystery.
Hundreds of years old..still in use.