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.
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.