Ballybunion Castle

Polly x

Tralee, Ireland

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Just hit 100 favourites! October 2010 Many thanks.

CHALLENGE WINNER ‘All That’s Archeology’ Feb. 2010 with many thanks.

HOME PAGE FEATURED March 2009 with many thanks!

‘All That’s Archaeology’, ‘10
’Ireland’, November ‘08
’In the shadows photography’, November ‘08
’That One Great Shot’, January ‘08
’First Things’, April ‘09
’Heritage Listed and Other Trusts Sites World Wide’, June ‘09
’Your Magic Place’, November ’09
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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

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