‘All Castles Around The World’, Feb ’10 with thanks

The famous Ballybunion Castle on it’s beautiful rocks this time wide angle.

’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.

Canon EOS 5D Mrk ll Lens EF17-40mm f/4L USM @ 24mm


  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 5 years ago

    stunning vibrant color, unusual formation well rendered

  • Thank you very much, I’ve been toying with this image for days and finally felt happy with the result. Thank you for the favourite. :)

    – Polly x

  • George Swann
    George Swannalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely piece of work Paulette, very interesting history!

  • Hi George, how lovely to hear from you, I hope you are keeping well. I worked long and hard on this one so I’m really glad you liked it. :)

    – Polly x

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 5 years ago

    great capture!

  • Thank you so much Tori, I appreciate your support :)

    – Polly x

  • RedEyes
    RedEyesalmost 5 years ago

    love the contrast between sky and subject, the vignette helps to concentrate attention too. Very nice

  • Thanks very much! The sky had nothing going on at all originally and I couldn’t lose anything from the sides with cropping so I’m glad you noticed the work I put into it. :)

    – Polly x

  • sharpie
    sharpiealmost 5 years ago

    This is awesome, great monument to the past, fabulous photography can you get up there?

  • Thanks very much! Oh yes, you can walk right into it and sit there watching the sea. It’s wonderful. Polly:)

    – Polly x

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 5 years ago

    many thanks from
    Tina & Fino

  • Thanks Tina :)

    – Polly x

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Nice shot Polly, interesting treatment.

  • Many thanks Bob, glad you liked the treatment, it didn’t come easy! :)

    – Polly x

  • Cat Perkinton
    Cat Perkintonalmost 5 years ago

    great place to sit & watch the sea! I like the nostalgic feel the treatment has given x

  • Ah, praise from the master. Thank you so much Cat, as I’ve said before, I’m certain you could have done a better job at treating this image but this is the best I could make of it. Thanks for your support x

    – Polly x

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    stunning capture and work

  • Hi Kathy, thank you so much for your lovely comment, much appreciated. :)

    – Polly x

  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersalmost 5 years ago

    WOW What a capture Polly, this is Brilliant, it has an amazing feel about it, very well captured :)

  • Thanks very much for your enthusiasm Shannon, glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

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