22 Apr 2014 2 Comments
Hook Head Lighthouse in County Wexford is one of the oldest lighthouses in Ireland. It is about 800 years old, and still looking remarkably well for such an old bird, though I am sure some major renovations and updating have been done over the years. If you get there during opening times (which unfortunately we didn’t) you can get a guided tour, and climb the 115 steps to the top, for a great view and an insight into the workings. There are guided tours, military re-enactments and of course friendly ghost tours – what would an old building be without it’s friendly ghost!
The phrase ‘By Hook or By Crook‘ is said to have its origins in this part of the world, and when Cromwell invaded Ireland, he had his sights on Loftus Hall, which lies between Hook Lighthouse and the village of Crook, and the story goes that he wanted this place ‘by hook or by crook (by any means possible)
22 Apr 2014 1 Comment
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me…
Evening shadows and the setting sun cast a glow over the landscape, and make us see things in a different light.
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18 Apr 2014 4 Comments
We came across this soldier on duty outside Duncannon Fort in County Wexford, I don’t think he is too dangerous though, seeing that he is only a statue!
Happy Easter Everyone!
17 Apr 2014 5 Comments
Rosslare Harbour in Co Wexford is where the ferries leave for Fishguard and Pembroke in Wales, there are two ferries in the morning, and two in the evening, so there is always a lot of activity around the harbour. These photos were taken at sunset, and light up the boats/ships and the surrounding area, so it doesn’t look too grim, in fact the palm trees in the background make the scene look quite tropical.
17 Apr 2014 4 Comments
My first picture in this week’s challenge is Hook Head Lighthouse, in Co. Wexford. This is a 13th century lighthouse, and is the oldest working lighthouse in the world.
The wooden barrel is where the Jameson whiskey is stored while it is maturing, the barrels once stored sherry, bourbon or port, which gives the whiskey a unique flavour.
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