Abandoned Houses, Forgotten Lives by Jill Fisher

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Abandoned houses, Gap of Dunloe, County Kerry, Ireland.

Canon 40D, Canon 10-22mm, F8, 1/100, ISO 400

The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass, meandering between Macgillycuddy’s Reeks (a mountain range that spreads throughout the Ring of Kerry) and the Purple Mountain (thus named because of the purple shale that covers the top of the mountain, and a much smaller mountain range.) There are many abandoned buildings and homes, from where people fled during the Great Potato Famine.

My favourite artist, Vincent Van Gogh once said “the way to know life is to love many things” and I hope those words are reflected in my photography.

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  • bazcelt
    bazceltabout 3 years ago

    wow!!! what a find, love that area, and the history is both frightening and inspiring throughout the region.

  • Thanks very much, yes it was a real find, I found it absolutely fascinating, esp being of Irish heritage:) ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful but sad image, Jill. They don’t look as “bleak” as in your B&W rendition of one of them, but still tella heart-breaking story. As ever, so well composed and presented. :)george

  • Many thanks George, yes, heartbreaking times they were, was so sad to see the decay and think of what these people must have endured ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • fazza
    fazzaabout 3 years ago

    wow!!!,this is irish history at its best,or sadest i should i say,a great capture indeed,cheers fazza

  • Thanks so much, yes, very sad times for the Irish, it was fascinating to visit and educate myself about the history of Ireland and the Irish ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 3 years ago

    This is interesting Jill … so much history. I have a book about the Potato Famine … must sit down and read it. Thanks for sharing this, these old houses are amazing♥

  • Many thanks Bev, yes, so much history, they were extremely sad and difficult times, cannot imagine the heartbreak they endured. Your book sounds really interesting, cheers ~

    – Jill Fisher

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 3 years ago

    Ha, fancy you being so near my home Jill – all the way from Australia! Here is a very similar image taken by myself on my business website: http://www.hartneyphotographics.com/Photoart-La...

    Pay us a visit next time! :)

  • Hi Polly, thanks, if I’d known you then I’d have loved to have paid you a visit!;)) What a wonderful part of the world you live in, I adored Ireland, so magical!! Your photo is almost identical to mine,,,ha:)) ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathabout 3 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you Gary ~ cheers

    – Jill Fisher

  • withsun
    withsunover 2 years ago

    Really Beautiful !

  • Thanks very much, cheers

    – Jill Fisher

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