A view of the Iron Age ring fort, Dún Aonghasa (Dun Aengus), on the isle of Inis Mór off the west coast of Ireland. There are those that believe this (and other forts on the Aran Islands) were part of a last refuge for a people driven from mainland Ireland. However, more recent theories suggest that these were spiritual places. While I don’t have the background to make a definitive choice, it did have a feeling of a special place more than a desperate attempt at defense. Most of the forts on Inis Mór, like this one, are built on the cliff as half circles. Dún Aonghasa has a raised dias in the middle that backs up to the cliff in an altar-like pattern.


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  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...over 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful!

  • Thanks Patricia!

    – Mark Tisdale

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 4 years ago

    love the shadows and tones in the grass leading up to the ruins!

  • Thanks Mark! The light was changing the whole time I was there – due to the moving clouds! That’s why I took so many (it may seem like I posted a lot, but there are a bunch more on the cutting room floor so to speak):

    http://www.marktisdalephotography.com/photos/tr...

    – Mark Tisdale

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