Ballybunion Castle by Polly x

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Ballybunion Castle

From a plaque inscription on the East Wall of Ballybunion Castle:
’Ballybunion Castle was built by the Geraldines in the 14th Century. It stands on the Castle Green site of an old promontory coastal fort of the “Clann Conaire.” In 1582 the castle had been acquired from the Geraldines by the Bonyon family. In 1583 William Og Bonyon lost the castle and lands due to his part in the Desmond Rebellion. In 1612 the castle and lands were granted to Thomas Fitzmaurice 16th Lord of Kerry and Lixnaw by the English King James 6th. By 1783 Richard Hare was in possession of the castle. From 1923 onwards the castle has gone under the care of the Office of Public Works. It was destroyed in the Desmond Wars. All that remains today is this East Wall.

It stands as a memorial to the Bonyons, a proud and powerful family from whom today’s beautiful coastal town of Ballybunion takes its name.’ This castle is part of Kerry’s heritage.

I have added this to the ‘all about your best work’ group because I feel it is one of my best captures and I was particularly pleased with the outcome of some considered editing. Well I liked it!

Canon EOS 400D 18-55mm lens

Comments

  • savosave
    savosavealmost 6 years ago

    stunning shot Px !

  • Many thanks David, glad you liked it

    – Polly x

  • tessabishop
    tessabishopalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent shot, shows off the terrific rock formation x

  • Thanks Tess, think this is one of my favourites.

    – Polly x

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 6 years ago

    Wondeful capture

  • Many thanks Barry, it was wonderful to see. :)

    – Polly x

  • Marloag
    Marloagalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot Paulette.

  • Many thanks Marloag and for the favourite. Just checked your site out – excellent shots! :)

    – Polly x

  • Tollwut
    Tollwutalmost 6 years ago

    PERFECT!

  • Thanks very much Tollwut

    – Polly x

  • Shannon Byous Ruddy
    Shannon Byous ...almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful photo! The rock formation is amazing.

  • Thank you Shannon – it is isn’t it and the evening light caught it just right.

    – Polly x

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 6 years ago

    This is SO great!!! Wonderful story too!!!

  • Many thanks for your nice comment :)

    – Polly x

  • A90Six
    A90Sixalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic work Roger! This is one of the finest images I have ever seen of this ruin from any angle. The colours are exquisite. The cliff rock formation sweeps like flowing hair from the castle or a train from the ruin’s rock dress falling to the shore or some old twaddle!
                                            *_:)_* Josh.

  • Wow, praise indeed. Many thanks Josh, nice of you to dip in and take a look, glad you like it so much x

    – Polly x

  • A90Six
    A90Sixalmost 6 years ago

    Ballybunion Castle

  • Jaredemic
    Jaredemicalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!

  • Thank you very much Jared :)

    – Polly x

  • Ooh and many thanks for the favourite! :)

    – Polly x

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