Church at the Poisoned Glen by Julesrules

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The Irish word for poison, “neimhe” (pronounced niv-uh), differs in its spelling by only one letter from the word for Heaven, “neamh” (pronounced nyow-uh). The glen used to be called the Heavenly Glen by local people, as it was, to them, like they imagined Heaven itself to be.

It was, predictably, an English cartographer who made the mistake in translation that was to ‘poison’ the name of one of Ireland’s most beautiful places for ever
Or so the story goes !
But its a beautiful place & this Church of Ireland is sheltered by Mt Errigal in County Donegal Ireland
Taken with my first digital camera – Olympus -FE130


church, donegal, ireland, mt errigal, poisoned glen

I live in the lovely county of Leitrim in Ireland & have been taking photographs for about 5 years
My camera is my eye on the world & Im out & about most weeks seeing what is there to be captured
I use a mixture of photography & texture work using mainly PSE9 to edit
My main camera is a Canon 450D
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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous
    a beautiful image

  • Its an amazing spot – thank you very much for the fave :-)

    – Julesrules

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning image, and love the history behind it as well…. :)))))

  • one of my first shots with a very basic P & S – gave me the shutter bug :-)

    – Julesrules

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezalmost 4 years ago

    what a place!…beautiful setting :)

  • I you ever come to Ireland – this is THE area to visit – just a beautiful place Thanks for your comment

    – Julesrules

  • photomusic
    photomusicalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning capture of this beautiful place.
    and thanks for the history :)

  • thanks for stopping by:-)

    – Julesrules

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Cracking image and great narative.

  • If ever you get the chance to visit ireland – this area is stunning :-)

    – Julesrules

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    that is beautiful!~

  • Thank you very much :-)

    – Julesrules

  • ragman
    ragmanalmost 4 years ago

    I can recall photographing this many years ago

  • I would love to go back with my DSLR – maybe one day

    – Julesrules

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful scene

  • its a great place Sean

    – Julesrules

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroalmost 4 years ago


  • thanks :-)

    – Julesrules

  • Kenart
    Kenartalmost 4 years ago

    Know this place well. Lovely composition.

  • its a photographers fave spot :-)

    – Julesrules

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