Reason to Love Ireland #125

What Castle is This?

I found this castle while driving past Ballyconneely, Ireland, and of course what random castle in Ireland would be complete without a flock of blackbirds diving in and out of it? I’m not sure who this one belongs to…maybe Maeve the Pirate Queen? With so many intriguing legends in Ireland, some interesting history must be attached to it.

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9 comments on “Reason to Love Ireland #125”
  1. So this is the Ireland you fell in love with. No wonder.

    1. Hi Ann, yes – and this was just one of many reasons. I would pack up and move over there right now if I could. Every second inspired me to write.

  2. Harold Green says:

    Another wonderful capture from the Isle of Green. It’s on my Bucket List.

    1. Thank you, Harold! 🙂

  3. bloggomobi says:

    Looks like a scene from Lord of the Rings….love the birds in the air.

    1. Thank you! It does sort of have a Tolkien quality about it. I believe Tolkien was inspired to write Lord of the Rings because of Ireland.

  4. exiledprospero says:

    Perhaps the blackbirds are bats, and you are actually in Transylvania…
    REASON TO LOVE TRANSYLVANIA #1

    1. Haha! If they were bats, I wouldn’t have left my car. I actually think they are part of the crow family. According to one site I found that “Ravens and crows alike were considered to be incarnations of the Valkyries, Norse warrior goddesses that roamed the battlefield searching for the souls of the dead, and the raven was a symbol for the Morrigan, the Irish death-goddess.” Interesting, with my Norse heritage…

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