Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 30- The Plassey Shipwreck

Day 30: The Plassey Shipwreck I visited the Plassey Shipwreck on my third and final full day on Inisheer. To get to the wreck I chose to hire a bike from the only bike hire shop on the island, run by a very friendly local. The cargo vessel Plassey was shipwrecked off Inis Oírr in the... Continue Reading →

Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Photos: Day 26- O’Brien’s Castle

Day 26: O'Brien's Castle The Castle oversees Inisheer from one of the highest points of the island, with views of the beach, pier, and ruins below. This castle is thought to have been built in 14th century making it one of the oldest ruins on the Aran Islands. It would pre-date the other ruins in... Continue Reading →

Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 23- Dunguaire Castle

Day 23: Dunguaire Castle Dunguaire Castle (Irish: Dún Guaire) is a 16th-century tower house on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, near Kinvara. The name derives from the Dun of King Guaire, the legendary king of Connacht. The castle's 75-foot (23 m) tower and its defensive wall have been restored, and the grounds are open to tourists during... Continue Reading →

Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 15- St Joseph’s Industrial School

Day 15: St Joseph's Industrial School I came to Letterfrack, a small village in the Connemara area of County Galway, to research St Joseph's Industrial School, otherwise known as Letterfrack Reformatory School. The school was opened in 1887, and run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers. St Joseph's received a lasting notoriety through revelation of physical... Continue Reading →

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