Monday, July 27, 2009

Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle-This imposing 13th -15th century structure was skilfully designed to be a state of the art defensive castle. Every foot of the rocky island was utilised to such good effect as the to make difficult in places to determine which part of the castle is the main part and which is the living rock from which is seems to grow. Located in the centre of Cahir town, Cahir castle is one of Ireland's largest and best-preserved castles.

The River Suir on one side.

And an honest to goodness moat on the other.

The Swiss Cottage-
Built around 1810 at Kilcommon near the town of Cahir in County Tipperary (Ireland), the Swiss cottage is a fine example of cottage ornée, or ornamental cottage. It was originally part of the estate of Lord and Lady Cahir, and used for entertaining guests.
Inside was beautiful but photos were not allowed. It was only refurbished in 1985. Horses were living in the downstairs before this. It opened to the public in 1989.

The beautiful patchwork quilts of Ireland.

River Suir again.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel-built between the 12th and 16th centuries.

I'm trying...

to update. I didn't have Internet for the first 10 days, last night it was on and off due to a storm I think and Blogger is being grumpy about uploading photos.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ballinure, County Tipperary

First house-Ballinure

Sitting on the wall watching cars go by on the "wrong" side of the road.

Back yard with stables.

View over the back fence of the Ballinure Game Preserve.

The view from the grocery store parking lot. Not quite like the view we have from Wal Mart!
That's the Rock of Cashel in the distance.