Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Celtic Bliss

“May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.”

A church in Gougane Barra - ‘Barra's retreat enclosed by mountains’ - County Cork, Ireland.

"Gougane Barra" comes from Saint Finbarr, who is said to have built a monastery on an island in the lake nearby during the 6th century. The present ruins date from around 1700 when a priest called Denis O'Mahony retreated to the island. During the times of the Penal Laws, Gougane Barra's remoteness meant that it became a popular place for the celebration of the Roman Catholic Mass.

Kylemore Abbey is the home of the Benedictine Order of Nuns in Connemara Ireland

Rock of Cashel, Tipperary Ireland

Ross Castle Killarney National Park Ireland

Johnstown castle, Wexford Ireland

Dromoland Castle, County Clare, Ireland


Anonymous,  01:47  

Beautiful pictures!

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