Stonework of a ruin

George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

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[abandoned, Cashelnagor, cottage, Derryveagh, Donegal, historic, Ireland, Irish, landscape, mountains, rural, ruin, stones, >100 >500 >1,000 views, one feature]

  1. 20 th May 2016 View Count reached 1,000
  1. 29 th June 2015 Awarded its first feature in the group Art and Photography Showcase

  Camera: Canon EOS 5d mk ii   ||   Lens:EF 28-70 f2.8 L zoom

This ruined out-building is part of a complex of ruined farm-buildings at Cashelnagor in West Donegal, Ireland.

Cashelnagor – in Irish “Caiseal na gCorr” – literally means “Stone Fort of the Cranes” (or Herons). Cashelnagor is a townland in the Donegal Gaeltacht – the Irish speaking part of Ireland’s rugged, windswept northwestern county.

The 1911 census lists hundreds of households in Cashelnagor. Now there are a scattering of houses, most of them empty. There are many ruins.

The Derry to Dungloe railway line ran right past the yard around the house. The house was built of the same flat quarried stone as was used to build the walls and embankments around the railway line.

So I guess that the house was built sometime after the great famines of the 1840s, and after 1850 when the railway line was opened. Perhaps the first occupant had something to do with the railway. The last train ran past here in 1952.


History of this image at RedBubble

  1. 20 th May 2016 View Count reached 1,000
     
  2. 29 th June 2015 Awarded its first feature in the group Art and Photography Showcase
     
  3. 5 th May 2015 View Count reached 500
     
  4. 19 th October 2014 View Count reached 100
     
  5. 10th October 2014 Uploaded to RedBubble
     
  6. 6th September 2014 Shot this photograph at Cashelnagor in County
     

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