Trip To Ireland: Ruins

One of the more fascinating things we noticed on our trip to Ireland was the many stone ruins. Everything from castles and churches to farm houses and barns. We visited several preserved/ restored structures but we did not have an opportunity to explore any of the ruins. These are ten of the ones I was able to photograph from the bus. There were many others I was not able to photograph. I have identified them by their approximate location, usually the section of road we were traveling. I would be grateful if any of my Irish friends could help identify the ones I have not, or correct any miss-identifications.

1 Between Galway and Moher

Between Galway and Moher

2 Also between Galway and Moher

Between Galway and Moher

3 Galway to Moher

Also Between Galway and Moher

4 Ennis to Bunratty

Ennis to Bunratty

5 Ennis to Adare

Ennis to Adare

6 Desmond Castle Adare

Desmond Castle Adare

7 O'Connell's Home

Daniel O’Connell’s Childhood Home

8 Off the Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry

9 Between Killarney and Blarney

Killarney to Blarney

10 Between Waterford and Dunmore East

Waterford to Dunmore East

I apologize for the picture quality. Most of these were taken from a moving vehicle. If we had an opportunity to see them ahead of us, we were able to take a picture. Ireland is, at least the portion we saw, awash in these pieces of history. It is remarkable to see.

  4 comments for “Trip To Ireland: Ruins

  1. September 29, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Sorry – I’m a city girl!!!

    Hubby is from Ennis though – I wonder if that is Clare Abbey – the one between Ennis and Bunratty

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    • October 18, 2019 at 8:15 pm

      That sounds right. It be what our Tour Director told us. There is so much to see it was hard to always pay attention. we loved Ireland. Beautiful landscapes

      Like

  2. September 29, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Leaves me wondering what the countryside looked like when those ruins were functioning buildings.

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