Friday, October 21, 2011

Feartagar Castle

This is a well preserved  four storey tower built by the De Burgos in the 16th century. It is vaulted above the first floor. The last know occupant was a lady who was dispossessed by Cromwell. It is known locally as Jenning's Castle. The most famous of its landlords was Edward Blake.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ballybrack Portal Tomb

This small but cute megalith has existed for over four and a half thousand years. The past few years have not been so kind to this wee fellow who now that the graffiti has been cleaned away, is now under threat from bonfire's which are being lit under the capstone. At this rate i don't think this great little tomb will last another four and  a half years. So if your in Dublin catch it while you can !.