Carrigogunnell Castle

The chances are you’ve never heard of Carrigogunnell Castle in County Limerick. However if you’re a fan of a certain world conquering Irish music group, you’ll at least have seen pictures of it. It’s the menacing looking ruin that appears on the back cover of U2’s Unforgettable Fire album. But of course Carrigogunnell, near the village of Clarina, had it’s …

Healy Pass, Beara Peninsula

Religion is no longer the social force it once was in Ireland. But remnants of the country’s once dominant Catholic heritage can still be seen on some Irish roadsides. None is more spectacularly located than the crucifixion scene at the 300m summit of the Healy Pass on the border between counties Cork and Kerry. Take the winding R574 mountain road …

Toormore Dolmen #1

The ancient stones of Toormore Dolmen are dramatically lit by the last rays of the setting sun out over the Atlantic horizon. While the world changed and empires rose and fell, this timeless scene has remained unchanged for around 4,500 years. The construction you see here is an altar wedge tomb which overlooks the beautiful Toormore Bay in West Cork. …

Classiebawn Castle #2

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Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland

This image comes from the city of Katowice in southern Poland, formerly a major coal mining centre. The miners are long gone and the location has been transformed into a memorial to an industry that dominated the region for almost two centuries. This is part of the Silesian Museum, now a major visitor attraction, located just a stone’s throw from …

Monochrome Building & Sky

A great photograph doesn’t have to be filled with complex detail. Sometimes, the less said, the better.