Photographed on a wet, blustery day, these old ruins are on the Dingle Peninsula situated on the rugged and desolate west coast of Ireland. This is the heart of Irish speaking Ireland, surrounded by ancient Celtic history with beehive huts (clochain), castles, sea cliffs, beaches, Ogham stones, and ancient church ruins. The south western tip of Ireland is made up of a number of bays and peninsulas the northern most of which is the Dingle Peninsula. Man’s earliest roots in this region have been traced back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age. Although little remains from those years, many relics from Ireland’s Iron Age (1,000 B.C. to 500 A.D.) still dot the landscape. They date from a time when Ireland was divided into Celtic provinces, each with its own king and clans governed by local chiefs. A fascinating and magical place to visit.
Canon D40, Canon 10-22mm, F10, 1/20, ISO 200