Dysert o Dea church arch by John Quinn

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The magnificent Romanesque doorway of this church containing sculpted heads of people, animals and birds dates to the 12th century. The ruins of the church (County Clare, Ireland) show evidence of successive periods of re-building and repair. The round tower on the church grounds was badly damaged by Cromwellian cannon fire in the 17th century an attack which must also have severly damaged the church. This area of Dysart O’Dea was the scene of a decisive battle which began on May 10th 1318 and delivered a crushing defeat to Anglo-Norman forces at the hands of local Chieftans.

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Comments

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 6 years ago

    Nicely done.. Very crisp

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 6 years ago

    glorious portal. all those little faces carved on it, must have taken an age to do, and so beautifully too. Love the through and through and the light and shade, wonderful place. hugsxxx

  • Carol  Lewsley
    Carol Lewsleyalmost 6 years ago

    great capture John love all the expressions on ther faces. where was this pic taken John

  • Carol  Lewsley
    Carol Lewsleyalmost 6 years ago

    oops sorry John just read the title

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful lighting and detail. Agnes:)))

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 6 years ago

    great catch

  • micheleirene
    micheleirenealmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful John :)

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