Robert O'Byrne's (aka The Irish Aesthete) new book is a fantastical journey through Ireland's four provinces and their awe-inspiring ruins, from Medievel castles to Victorian lodges. Here's a sneak peek at at a few of these architectural wonders...
In 1842, German writer and geographer Johann Georg Kohl traveled around Ireland, publishing an account of his journey the following year. “Of all the countries in the world,” he observed, “Ireland is the country for ruins. Here you have ruins of every period of history, from the time of the Phoenicians down to the present day... down to our own times each century has marked its progress by the ruins it has left. Nay, every decade, one might almost say, has set its sign upon Ireland, for in all directions you see a number of dilapidated buildings, ruins of yesterday’s erection.”
Ballysaggartmore Towers, County Waterford
Dromore Castle, County Limerick
Kilcrea, County Cork
Mount Long Castle, County Cork
Raphoe Palace, County Donegal
Dunlough Castle, County Cork
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