Evening Glow - Ballybunion by Polly x

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‘Beachscapes’ Dec. 2010
‘Your Magic Place’, Dec. 2010
With thanks.

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 image shows the Men’s Strand portion of Ballybunion’s beautiful blue flag beaches, the Ladies’ strand being to the left of the castle promontory; these names dating from Victorian times when men and women bathed separately!

Canon EOS 5D Mk11 Lens EF17-40mm f/4L USM @ 17mm


ballybunion, beach, castle, history, landscape, seascape, ireland, eire, kerry


  • Jeanie
    Jeanieover 3 years ago

  • haaaa – now that’s weird!

    – Polly x

  • richiedean
    richiedeanover 3 years ago

    Such a stunning place Polly, a perfect composition coupled with the sunlight, makes it a beautifully powerful image, love the clouds streaking back in perspective …… great narrative too, superb …….. :))

  • Ah, thank you so much Richie, really glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

  • Jeanie
    Jeanieover 3 years ago

  • haa, this is so funny. I usually just pop it in quietly and leave it :)

    – Polly x

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 3 years ago

    Superb lighting and mood Polly

  • Hi David! Thank you very much, really appreciate your support :)

    – Polly x

  • Sarah Davies
    Sarah Daviesover 3 years ago

    Wow that is some rock feature, breathtaking!!!

  • Thanks very much for the favourite Sarah, really glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot Polly..Love it..fave…

  • Wow, thank you so much Jason, I really appreciate your support :)

    – Polly x

  • Lea Valley Photographic
    Lea Valley Pho...over 3 years ago

    Stunning image, I love the POV and the colours, outstanding… :)

  • Thank you very much Lea :)

    – Polly x

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 3 years ago

    Awesome image Polly, great piece of work, fave for sure

  • That’s great, thank you so much Peter :)

    – Polly x

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 3 years ago

    A beautiful image!

  • Thank you Barbara, really glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 3 years ago

    Fabulous image and capture

  • Hi Barry, lovely to hear from you, thanks very much. :)

    – Polly x

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