Tromra Castle, built in the 1400s, stands watch over Ireland's County Clare coast near Quilty and Seafield, where many Spanish sailors lost their lives n 1588 when stormy weather drove their ships on the rocks.
While the current configuration of the castle was built in the 1400s, records indicate some sort of structure was on this site as early as 1215.
Believed to have been built for the Teige O'Brien Clan, the castle's owners and residents changed multiple times in the face of turf wars and political meanderings.
It became the property of the Earl of Thomond and Turlagh O'Brien in 1641 but was attacked and plundered by Irish rebels and Edmond O'Flaherty of Connemara only a year later.
In 1660, the owner became one Samuel Burton, with ownership transferring to Alice Burton in 1712. At some point thereafter, the O'Briens were back in residence as late as 1901.
The drama and political intrigue surrounding all of these ownership changes are chronicled in detail in the book, "Antiquities Near Miltown Malbay" by Thomas Johnson Westropp.
This image appears in my book, "Magical Irish Countryside (Mystical Moods of Ireland, Vol. III). Link in bio.
Auf dem Weg zur berühmtesten Sehenswürdigkeit im Burren hatte sich ein sympathischer, irischer Schmuckverkäufer platziert. Da war für meine Mutter natürlich kein Vorbeikommen und sie ließ sich ein Armband mit ihrem Namen in Ogham-Runen anfertigen. 🀄️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
Die Ogham-Schrift wurde in Irland und westlichen Teilen Britanniens bzw. Schottlands vorwiegend vom 4. bis 7. Jahrhundert benutzt. Sie taucht auf sogenannten Oghamsteinen auf, um kurze Texte, in den meisten Fällen Personennamen, abzubilden. Der Name der Schrift weist starke Parallelen zu Ogma, dem altirischen Gott der Redekunst, auf. 🗣💬 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
Für die meisten unserer heutigen Buchstaben, gibt es auch eine entsprechende Ogham-Rune, die jeweils für eine bestimmte Pflanze mit einer Bedeutung steht. So steht der Buchstabe R, auf irisch Ruis, bspw. für den Holunder und bedeutet „Der Fluss der universellen Energie, Heilung, Verwandlung“. Na dann Om & Namaste 🙏😅 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On the way to the most famous attraction in the Burren a sympathetic, Irish man sold celtic jewelry. Of course there was no passing for my mother and she had a bracelet made with her name in Ogham runes. 🀄️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Ogham script was used in Ireland and western parts of Britain and Scotland mainly from the 4th to 7th centuries. It appears on so-called Ogham stones to depict short texts, in most cases personal names. The name of the script has strong parallels with Ogma, the Old Irish god of oratory. 🗣💬 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
For most of our today's letters, there is also a corresponding Ogham rune, which stands for a particular plant with a meaning. For example, the letter R, in Irish Ruis, stands for the elder and means "The flow of universal energy, healing, transformation". Well, then Om & Namaste 🙏😅
Doolin, Ireland. One of my favorite stops in Ireland. Delicious food, friendly people, great drinks and even better scenery.
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Another bird the @BurrenBirdsofPrey Centre has been working to protect is the vulture in Nepal - a vital piece of the food chain that helps keep disease away from humans.⠀
At the Centre, they have a great vulture demonstration while explaining why the cause is so important.⠀
Since the early 1990s three vulture species have undergone catastrophic declines across India, Pakistan and Nepal. Vulture numbers continue to decline at around 50% a year, placing these three critically endangered species on the brink of extinction.⠀
The cause of the declines is diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug routinely administered to livestock in Asia. Vultures are exposed to the drug when they consume carcasses of animals. It is highly toxic to vultures, causing them to die of kidney failure.⠀
Vultures play a vital role in the ecosystem, by rapidly disposing of carcasses that would otherwise pose a risk of disease. With the decline of vultures, there has been a dramatic increase in feral dog numbers, which pose a real risk to human health and safety.⠀
Vulture Rescue aims to halt the vulture declines, and to minimise the ecological and social costs of the decline in the three species.⠀
All this week I'm going to be sharing pictures of some of the animals I met on my summer vacation, so follow along! #animalweek ⠀
Who’d like to be beside the sea today? 🙋♀️🙋♂️
Well, if you lived in this seaside Kilkee property, that dream could be a reality 🌊🏠
Spanish Cove complex is ideally situated just 60m from the beach and adjacent to the Ocean Cove Hotel. This three-bedroom townhouse is excellently positioned within the development. The house is over two floors and very well laid out. Accommodation comprises a hallway, open-plan living/dining area, kitchen, three bedrooms (two double, one single, one has en-suite) and a bathroom.
The Cove is within a minute's walk from the golf course and magnificent cliff walks. Waterworld is 100m away and the picturesque village of Kilkee is a further 400m. Kilkee has a wealth of local attractions, including golfing, cliff walks and horse riding.
Viewing of this fine property is highly recommended. Call us on 065 6867866 or visit www.sherryfitz.ie for more.
Karen Styles is in the house !! County Clare is lovely. We have added a couple of extras all work so beautifully together. Well bone once again @karenatsomerset
The panel is gorgeous perfect for broiderieperse or to use by its beautiful self .
The Major's wood....I think that's the name of this wood which forms the entrance to Moy House ....everyone that passes through West Clare would know this tight bend which dips downhill into a wood and has a railbridge overhead from the old West Clare Railway...its a tight spot for tourists buses and trucks alike.
Had a lovely walkabout here this morning in the village of Kildysart, County Clare... this is one of my favourite colourful facades every Summer as Mary Normoyle keeps her home brightly decorated on Main Street.
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West Clare...first shot of this cliff waterfall,have mixed feelings about the results mainly the vertical panos..I know the drone will do better.I also need to get to the base which will be a race against the tide and when certain conditions line up.