Sunday, 7 July 2013


If there's anything in Ireland you'll never run out of it's rain.  But if there's TWO things, it's castles.

While all the castles are in various states of repair and interest, there certainly are a lot of them.

Of course, with that many castles, there's bound to be a few that are famous for one reason or another.

Maybe Mel Gibson playing a Scottish rebel?


anyway, I digress.

Trim castle was actually used in the movie Braveheart, mostly because I'm assuming it's in overall pretty good condition.  It still has the original castle walls and the keep is great shape too.

A view from the top.

Now, this isn't Trim, this is St. John's Priory near Trim.  It's not nearly in as good as condition but the kids loved it because you could CLIMB on it!

Forget those stuffy tour guides and velvet ropes to keep everyone in line.  Go ahead, climb around!  Do what you want!  No rules here!

I can practically hear the angels singing . . .

Actually, the Priory was really cool because the cathedral still had the original arched window frames.

Sariah standing in the rain; caught mid blink, I'm assuming .. .

Don't fall, Cookie!  We don't have castle insurance.

Hello, beautiful!

Now, finally, look at this flower picture.  Is it not the most amazing pic you've ever seen?  I love it!

1 comment:

  1. I love the castle ruins! And yes, that is one amazing flower picture.