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Moyry Castle
04-APR-2010

Moyry Castle

Went on a bit of a mystery tour through South Armagh this afternoon.
Seeing a sign for a castle, I turned down a small country lane and
soon came to Moyry Castle. Built in 1601, it stands in a strategic
location overlooking The Gap of the North. Some families
were there with their children, rolling Easter Eggs down the hill.
We left and followed another sign for 'Kilnasaggart Standing Stone', an
old stone with inscriptions in Ogham or ancient Irish writing, but turned
back when confronted by a field of cows. Maybe next time.....

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Phillip Normanton05-Apr-2010 20:49
Certainly looks mysterious - but scared off by a field of coos - they're just big softies really :o))
Neal Nye05-Apr-2010 11:03
What a wonderful place to explore, a place now inhabited only by ghosts. The sky was perfect for this intriguing shot.
Colin Storey05-Apr-2010 10:23
Great shot of the old Castle, great moody sky. v
laine05-Apr-2010 08:42
I like the rolling eggs down the hill tradition, that would be fun!! Love this old ruin too.
larose forest photos05-Apr-2010 04:06
Wonderfully moody image of this ancient castle. Terrific!! V
mary margaret roddy 05-Apr-2010 00:52
often heard my father talk about moyry castle. rolling the easter eggs down the hill brings back memories of macra na tuaithe outings on easter sunday.
LynnH05-Apr-2010 00:44
Happy Easter! Sounds like you had a nice adventure!
Alan K04-Apr-2010 23:52
The cows have probably seen the sheep photos and decided that they wanted THEIR 15 minutes as well.
This is a good arrangement; including the horses and having the castle behind the trees suggests a man-made place long since abandoned to return to the elements.
bill friedlander04-Apr-2010 23:18
A serendipitous adventure can be fun and rewarding, as it did in this case. Lovely capture of the old castle and the surroundings. V
slhoornstra04-Apr-2010 22:03
Moody and beautiful in the wild landscape. V
Stewart Mitchell04-Apr-2010 21:03
Mystery tours are fun...but how do you know when you have arrived?!?!? Looks like an interesting place Mairead :)
Johnny JAG04-Apr-2010 20:57
I'd be more scared of the horses than the cows, and Easter eggs can be a bit worrying .....
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