Category Archives: Castles

Family Fun – at the Castle

Sometime you must just take what the moment offers… snap away and enjoy the result! I was playing with the camera while we were out metal detecting… then two dogs came by, offering the photo op. Hope you enjoy the … Continue reading

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Sandcastles – Escaping the Walls?

We made it down to the beach a few times this weekend. Or rather, we made it to a few different beaches on Saturday. One of the scenes I particularly liked was looking over the walls of a dilapidated sandcastle … Continue reading

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Seaside Saturday – Wicklow Town Visit

OK, we didn’t visit the whole town… just down by the harbour and surrounds. Part of the attraction down there is the remains of the once mighty Black Castle ruins. Well, if a place called itself a castle then surely … Continue reading

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Thursday Thought… Choices?

So… here’s the question… If you could (occasionally – weather permitting…) view this vista on a warm spring day… … would you mind calling this home? Rather difficult choice… don’t you think?

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Seaside Saturday – Wicklow Town’s Black Castle Ruins

We’ve called into Wicklow Town a few mornings, last year. Wow… it sounds so far away… last year! This photo was taken on 17 November 2018 – really not that long ago. That pile of stone on the high ground … Continue reading

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My Weekly Challenge – Z Meets Thursday Doors!

As today is the last of my weekly challenges and Z is the order of the day… why don’t we throw together the two… Z Doors? Do you remember the old Z-Braced doors? Well, so do I but there’s a … Continue reading

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My Weekly Challenge – O for Out There!

We’ve reached “O”… going along just fine. As I believe my blog is mostly a celebration of the outdoors I think I’ll use the word “out” as the photo tag to put together today’s gallery. As many of you know, … Continue reading

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D is for Dublin – My Weekly Challenge

D is for Dublin… or whatever you want D to be for. Dublin is one of those cities  where you can find anything… and everything… apart from skyscrapers. Tall buildings are not in abundance. Dublin has many other attractions… from … Continue reading

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