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Celtic Jewelry

Browneshill Dolmen, County Carlow. Built by the Neolithic Irish over 4000 years ago. Click for more. Tall Ship off Duncannon Fort, Hook Peninsula, County Wexford. The fort held out in 1649 against an attack by Ireton and Cromwell. Click for more. Kilkenny Castle. built by the Normans in the 13th century. Click for more. Reginald's Tower, Waterford City. Built by the Normans in the 12th/13th centuries, on the site of an earlier Viking fort. Click for more.

Dunamase Castle, County Offaly. Click for more pictures. Ireland Great Island, County Waterford.

Ancient Ireland
Irish Castles
Irish Landscapes
'Where the Wood and Waters meet', County Waterford. "The feathers of the willow
Are half of them grown yellow
Above the swelling stream
And ragged are the bushes
And rusty now the rushes
And wild the clouded gleam."
From "Song", by Richard Watson Dixon.

Poulanassy Waterfall, County Kilkenny. "Once more had come now the miracle of the Irish June. Yellow of gorse; red of clover; purple of the Dublin Mountains ...and wherever a clump of trees was there grew great crops of bluebells, and the primroses lingered who should have been gone three weeks and more ... Once more had come the now the miracle of the Irish June. Westward the sun drove, like some majestic bird, and the rays, yellow as yellow wine, cleared the purple peaks and slopes ... but in the valleys and lowlands the foggy dew still rested, so that the kine and the horses were breast deep in it, as in a sea of silver. And from the mountains there blew a little breeze, cool as cool water ... All the trees nodded to her, all the flowers waved, the rivers sang and the salmon leaped high from the pool ... and the fisherman of Aran and the peasant tilling his acre stopped for a moment to say: God is good! Once more had come now the miracle of the Irish June."

From Hangman's House by Donn Byrne.

Dunamase Castle, County Offaly. Click for larger image.
Some Irish history, covering the 10th century Viking and 12th century Norman invasions, medieval Ireland, the 1641 Rebellion, the Confederation of Kilkenny and Cromwell in Ireland is given on the Waterford City page. See Hugh (The Great) O'Neill and the Battle of Kinsale for the 1550 - 1607 period. See also the Ancient Ireland , Kilkenny , Hook Head , and Violence in Ireland pages. So far, these pages may distort history by leaning heavily towards dramatic events, so it should be remembered that for most people most of the time, life was fairly quiet, once they kept their mouths shut and obeyed their "masters".

New pictures are added to this part of the site every few weeks, usually at the top of each page. These pictures may also give a distorted image of Ireland. They're taken mainly during bright, sunny weather. I keep litter/cars/junk/advertising hoardings (billboards)/overhead power and phone lines etc. out of the pictures as much as possible. Also, most Irish people now live in modern houses in cities, towns and villages - only a tiny fraction still live in country cottages.

Irish Mythology

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2. Irish Cottages

Dunmore East Thatched Cottage

More Irish Cottages

3. Irish Seascapes
See also Dunmore East

More Irish Seascapes

4. Irish Castles

Reginald's Tower, Waterford City
More Irish Castles

5. Irish Landscapes


River Suir
at Great Island, Co. Waterford

More Irish Landscapes

6. Irish Streetscapes

St John's River (The Pill).
Waterford City


St. Catherine's Hall
Waterford City
Built 1861

Medieval Bridge
St John's River (The Pill).

North Wharf
Waterford City

7. Dunmore East

More of Dunmore East

8. Miscellaneous



The kettle on the hob

The kettle on the hob

Showjumper at Waterford Show

"...The other horse is jet black...head firmly knit...
...feet broad-hoofed and slender...
...Spirited and fiery, he fiercely gallops..stamping firmly on the ground...
...Beautifully he sweeps along...having outstripped the horses of the land..."

From a description of the Dubh,
one of Cuchulainn's two chariot horses,
(The other being the Grey of Macha)
in "The Wooing of Emer",
a 2000 year old Irish saga.

The Irish still love their horses.

Cattle at Coolum

The Cattle Raid of Coolum

White Bull of Aillil

White Bull of Aillil

Friendly(?) Bull

Friendly(?) Bull

Stallion and Shy Mare

Stallion and Shy Mare

Pickled field mushrooms

Pickled field mushrooms

Mushrooms and Toadstools

Mushrooms and Toadstools


Dog Learns to Drive
Dog Learns to Drive

"I knew the dog was possessive about the car
but I would not have asked her to drive it
if I had thought there was any risk."
(From an insurance claim form)
More claims

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