19 August 2008

WW - Staigue Fort






This is the Staigue_stone_fort near Summer Cove, County Kerry.This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday.

65 comments:

Napaboaniya said...

The stone fort is pretty magnificent :)

Yen said...

Such a beautiful looking fort! Love the greeny sorrounding!

Greenenvelope said...

Beautiful greeny place! I could use a weekend to go there!

ettey said...

nice view! love the serene feel of the place :) happy WW

CK-II said...

I have never known of this place before this. Thanks for shring. :)

ARCHITECT said...

Cool.. we laso have something like that here in the philippines its in Intramuros...thx for visiting

eastcoastlife said...

Ooo.. this is awesome and it's situated in a lovely place!

Liz said...

I do want to go back to Ireland again!

rmgales said...

Beautiful photos. Nice to see lush and green this time of year.

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful to see so much still standing after all this time - you'd think the stones would have gone to make walls and barns.

Juliana RW said...

cool shots

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picturing said...

nice shots. thanks for sharing in here. hope someday can visit Ireland.

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SandyCarlson said...

Never been to that one, Jams! Thanks. Great pictures.

Mojo said...

Is that another one of those structures built with no mortar? You had one a week or two ago that had been standing like that for several hundred years, and this looks like the same period. Must have been a very imposing place in its day, eh?
Very cool series!
-Mojo

Sue said...

It is amazing how these structures remain so intact after such a length of time! Great shots :)

Happy WW :)

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The Paranormal Blog

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Please stop by if you have a moment :)

Sarge Charlie said...

very cool Jams, I clicked the link to learn some history. I love the kind of stuff.

ellen b said...

What a fabulous stone structure! Love the setting, too! Hope your week is going well Jams...

Jim said...

Hi James, this is a neat old fort. I read about it in the Wikipedia link and see that we must have driven right past it a couple of times doint the Ring of Kerry.
I do not remember any signs or notes on the maps or our little guide book either. I wonder how far off the rode it is, I will check.
Thank you for peeking in on my 'sleeping dog.'
..

Carver said...

That's a very interesting looking fort and what a perfect setting.

Jenn in Holland said...

The green is stunning and I love the color and texture of the fort. Seems like a wonderful place!

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone

CherryPie said...

Looks like a really interesting place to visit!

WillThink4Wine said...

What an interesting shape! I love stone structures and this is no exception!

After Hours said...

What an awesome fort. The stone work is truly unique and amazing.

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Hootin' Anni said...

I must get to Ireland one day!!!

My W W is posted. It's not too exciting this week, but it's up. LOL Won't you stop by and visit if you can find time?

Gabriel said...

Boy, it does look impossible to take! I see something like that and just turn around... :-)

My WW post: Popcorn on wheels

Princess said...

One of my wishes is to go to Ireland so I will see amazing sites like this fort plus the greenery that surrounds it. A great WW post.

J@n!ce said...

I've never seen a Fort before. Thanks for sharing :)

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Strider said...

Ooh! It looks so formidable. I love the contrast. Great shot Jams!

Happy WW!

Heart of Rachel said...

That looks like a strong stone fortress.

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~Just Me~ said...

That is so neat. THanks

Happy WW!

YellowRose said...

Amazing! I am planning our trip to Ireland now, would love to see this in person!!

Any sites you think we shouldn't miss that aren't typical tourist sites?

catsynth said...

What a great old stone fort. I love the contrast of the stone and the ruins to the deep green hills.

The landscape in these photos always has a very stark quality to it that I find intriguing.

Well done, as always.

ZJ said...

Wow, that's an impressive stone fort - it juts out of the greens! I'm sure this was built stone by stone and with bare hands.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

The Right Blue said...

Really wonderful. I don't know which I like more, the marvelous stone fort, or the very wonderful greener-than-green Irish landscape in the background.

Ryanne said...

OK, I've been to your beautiful country only once, but your pictures make me want to go again and again. I loved the two weeks my sister and I spent there, but look, you are always showing more wonderful places we should have gone. Beautiful as always!

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

WOW! Jams, I love it!! I've got to go get some sleep, but think I will research this place in the morning. It looks so interesting.

See Reflecting on Wordless Wednesday , or my whole blog I Was Born2Cree8.

Reba @ Reba's Run said...

I'm woofless!! It's beautiful!


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or this dog’s Woofless Wednesday in Reflection

Gattina said...

That looks strange like a mountain of stones except the last picture !

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Love the contrast with the green.
Have a good one.

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SHIELA said...

What a nice reminder of past. My entry for this week is regarding remained of architecture as well.

Happy Wednesday!

June said...

Thanks for sharing this!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

WOW - I love this. Round was a great strategic advantage I bet.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

That green is unreal!

christine said...

nice subject for WW! that fort looks awesome!

Vixen said...

Oh my, the brilliance of that green color is amazing. Beautiful.

Camera Totin' Idiot said...

The stone is a nice contrast to the green countryside.

the teach said...

Jams, lovely set of pix! My best friend's Dad came from Kerry. He and all his brothers spoke so fast I could hardly understand them! :)

mutleythedog said...

Brilliant and strange - I have never been to Ireland...

The Fitness Diva said...

Some lovely scenes here...

Marsha said...

How impressive!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Starrlight said...

That green is just amazing. Neat picture =)

Lori said...

OMG that is so cool. Look at the grass!! Its so freakin green. I wish my lawn looked like that. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by:)

Mar said...

Very impressive and interesting!
I can't believe I missed your ww :)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks!

Pēteris Cedriņš said...

Breathtaking. Thanks, Jams!

jams o donnell said...

Glad you like it Peteris!

mama meji said...

All that green! Lovely.

Bap said...

hi

jams o donnell said...

And hi to you!