Abandoned Architecture :

No matter where you travel to in Ireland, you are bound to find old ruins.   This is partly due to the fact that the country has been around for many centuries, and there are so many abandoned castles, churches and monasteries going way back in history.   Then there are the more recent ruins, houses abandoned because the family have died out and there were no descendants, houses damaged in bad storms and they were too costly to repair,  or simply because there was no more use for them.   Here are a few such buildings.

derelict houses on the beach

Not much left of the walls

Ruins of an old Abbey, Co Tipperary

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lingeringvisions by Dawn
    May 27, 2014 @ 21:25:03

    These are wonderful! I love seeing sights from different countries so I can step outside of my box if only for a moment.



  2. tric
    May 27, 2014 @ 23:04:48

    We holiday often in West Cork and my favourite thing is to drive by an old ruined house and imagine the life that lived there.



  3. Roy McCarthy
    May 28, 2014 @ 07:09:56

    Sad and intriguing. Joan you may be aware of the website ‘Abandoned Ireland’ which explores some of the grander buildings that have been just left to nature over the years.



  4. C.J. Black
    May 28, 2014 @ 17:03:47

    Co. Co. should be able to purchase and renovate I’m sure there is a market out there to rebuild?



  5. lifeinarrghland
    May 29, 2014 @ 18:39:48

    Reblogged this on Life in arrghland.



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