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Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on last week's post about Egypt.
This week's photos are from my favourite country in the world, Ireland.
If you love visiting castles as I do, then Trim in County Meath is just the place to visit. It is only a half hour drive from Dublin. It has an ol-fashioned town centre and many medieval ruins. The huge Trim Castle is the largest and most famous.
Town of Trim - love the name of the barbershop!
Soon after proclaiming Christianity in Ireland, St. Patrick built a church here on land granted to him by the son of the High King.
After the Anglo-Norman invasion, towards the end of the 12th century, Henry II granted the whole of Meath to Hugh de Lacy. De Lacy decided to make Trim his headquarters and built a magnificent castle on the outskirts of the town.
The Yellow Steeple is the most prominent of the many ruins in Trim. It overlooks the town from a ridge directly opposite Trim Castle. Originally part of the 13th century St. Mary's Augustinian Abbey, the steeple dates from 1368. Geoffrey de Geneville, Lord of Meath, founded the black Friary of the Dominicans in 1263.
Thank you all so
What those castle walls must have seen through the ages!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I love Ireland photos, too. My eldest son lived there twice, for several months each time. I have many of his photos on my bedroom walls. He had a showing of those photos a few years ago.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.
My hubby is Irish! I would L O V E to visit! Your photos are stunning. Thanks for sharing. My favorite cup of tea is shared with Mary, an Ireland native living in Longmont, CO. She brews the perfect cup of tea each time I see her!ReplyDelete
Those are fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing them.ReplyDelete
Fantastic photos. I've never visited Ireland, except in my imagination and in my fiction, but I love castles and it's on my list.Here's MineReplyDelete
I love the photos! We were in Northern Ireland last year and just loved it.ReplyDelete
Jackie, so many great photos of a place I've never been. Especially love the old church.ReplyDelete
These are really lovely. My husband has travelled to Ireland twice on business, but I've not ever been able to go with him. I would absolutely love to take a trip there. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures with us. That church is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos. Ireland is one place I want to visit!ReplyDelete
Oh, so beautiful! Ireland is one place I'd love to re-visit. Gorgeous shots!ReplyDelete
What a lovely, fascinating place!ReplyDelete
Wow, it really makes you wonder what it would have been like when it was newly built!ReplyDelete
Fantastic photos! I'd love to visit one day.ReplyDelete