Classiebawn Castle #1

Fans of the Netflix series The Crown may not be aware of the British Royals tragic connection with the eerily majestic Classiebawn Castle in Mullaghmore, County Sligo. Classiebawn sits in one of the most spectacular locations in Ireland, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and in the shadow of the mighty Ben Bulben. From 1950 for nearly three decades, the castle was …

Céide Fields, Mayo

Céide Fields on the north coast of County Mayo has been described as the most extensive Stone Age monument in the world. During the 1930s, local turf cutters became aware of large numbers of stones in regular formations deep beneath the bog. Modern excavations revealed an enormous and complex network of walled fields, dwelling areas and neolithic tombs dating back …

Old Mellifont Abbey

The ruins of Mellifont Abbey in County Louth are rich in Irish Christian history. Founded in 1142 by Saint Malachy, Archbishop of Armagh, it was the first Cistercian monastery in Ireland – built in the formal style of French Cistercian abbeys. At its peak, it had one hundred monks and three hundred lay brothers. It survived for more than four …

Old Town Skyline, Drogheda

The town of Drogheda, County Louth, is dotted with historical buildings and landmarks – more than most Irish towns of its size. This silhouette image of the municipal skyline features two such structures. In the centre is the Tholsel, constructed in 1770, with its distinctive domed clock tower. To the right is St Peter’s Church of Ireland which dates back …

The Maiden’s Tower

The Maiden’s Tower at the mouth of the River Boyne is the defining landmark of the tiny seven-mile coastline of Co Meath. It is said to have got its name from the fact that it was built during the reign of Elizabeth I – the so-called Virgin Queen – from 1558 to 1603. Historical records show that the tower was …

Opera House Dreamscape

The lone couple walking past Australia’s most iconic building appear to be making their way through an intense light-filled dream. And the heat was indeed intense on the sweltering January day when most other people opted for the relative cool beneath the eaves and awnings of Sydney Opera House. The Opera House is one of those buildings that pulls in visitors …

Monochrome Building & Sky

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

Terminal 2, Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport’s magnificent Terminal 2, designed by Pascall+Watson architects, was officially opened by then Taoiseach Brian Cowen in November 2010.

Terminal 2, Dublin Airport

Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport resembles a massive alien space craft in this long-exposure night image which also captures the light trails of cars on the road which runs directly beneath this very 21st century Irish building. Photo for daa (Dublin Airport Authority)