Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

From County Kerry.

Dunmore Head on the Dingle peninsula is the westernmost point of Ireland.  It can be seen from Slea Head Drive that goes all around the tip of the peninsula.  But this photo is focused on the weathered rocks in the foreground that have been shaped by the Atlantic wind and water.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

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From Cahersiveen, County Kerry.

Ballycarbery Castle has seen many kinds of growth over the years.  The current ruins were once a castle, home to the McCarthy family, built around the 15th or 16th centuries.  Nowadays it features a different kind of growth as the ruins have become covered in vines and wild flowers.  A bit more aesthetically pleasing if less functional!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

From Cahersiveen, County Kerry.

Ballycarbery castle peeks out above one of its stone walls.  The castle, which dates from around the 15th/16th centuries, is now in ruins, but parts still stand majestic over the landscape.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

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From County Kerry.

Cahergal is a stone fort that possibly dates from the seventh century.  It has been reconstructed as much as possible so it’s a great place to walk around and get a glimpse of history.  The tall outer wall has layers of stone steps built into it, so you can climb up and get quite a view (including a glimpse of the nearby Ballycarbery Castle, as seen in this photo.)  The interior smaller circle I believe was a living area.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

From Cahersiveen, County Kerry.

Structure can be either natural or man-made.  I love this contrast between the old castle wall at Ballycarbery and the rambling vine work that is overtaking it.  Two very different kinds of structure coming together in a beautiful way.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure