Dunluce Castle at dusk

Hilary Robinson

Bangor, United Kingdom

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The ruins of Dunluce Castle sit on a rocky promontory on the north coast of Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. Dunluce has a long history, mentioned in the 14th Century as being a Norman fortress, becoming owned in turn by the Irish and the Scots. It played a role in many events of Irish history but most Ulster folk know it as the castle where the kitchen fell into the sea on a stormy night in 1639, taking some of the cooks with it. Nearby the Spanish Armada ship “Girona” came to grief, and it is said some of the cannons were rescued and placed on the battlements. Historical displays are held here during summer weekends for the interest of tourists.

This painting is based on a superb photograph by Redbubbler Fredt and used with his permission. Thank you Fred. Check out his other delightful images of Northern Ireland and admire our gorgeous scenery!

Here is the painting as a card

and as a laminated print.

Soft pastels and pastel pencils on Art Spectrum Colourfix A3 approx.

I sometimes take part in the historical archery display here.

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