Ireland: Bonus Architecture Edition

This will be a short post, but next time I’ll wrap up the Ireland trip with a meaty post and lots of pictures, centered on a place whose name still makes me giggle. Because I’m 12.

Today I wanted to share a few photos of two very old buildings, since I have no shortage of love for old buildings and no qualms inflicting that love on all of you.

Ireland: Bonus Architecture Edition  The Cliffs of Moher are (justifiably) one of the top tourist attractions in Ireland, soaring over the Atlantic on the west side of the country.

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Vertigo Sufferers Beware

Guess what? They not only have spectacular natural beauty, there’s a fine architectural specimen in O’Brien’s Tower:

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With that view I’d have happily been a sentry there.

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Sweet, isn’t it?

Many of the old buildings we saw weren’t nearly in that kind of excellent shape, and in fact a fair amount of the “castles” were no more than stacks of crumbling rock, so unsafe you weren’t even allowed to get close.

But on the drive back to Dublin before we left, we made sure to pass through Casleigh on Suir to tour Ormond Castle (but alas, you can’t take photos inside):

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Love the portentous clouds.

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And the increasingly smaller windows as you go up.

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Smallest window of all.

Next up: My favorite place in Ireland. Stay tuned.

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