Glendalough Bridge

We spent last weekend driving – up to Bray in Co. Wicklow, visited Glendalough, The Sally Gap and promptly got lost a few times on the way to Avoca!
On Sunday we returned to Cork, but took a detour via Tullow and Carlow to visit Killkenny. We called to friends in Fermoy and arrived home late last night.
The N11 on the east coast is very impressive! Getting to Killkenny from Bray is a chore however. There are only secondary roads the whole way, but the scenery is amazing and we saw bits of the country we hadn’t been to before!
This is the first photo from that trip taken at Glendalough.
The round tower in the background was built sometime between the 8th and 12th centuries. Round Towers were built to protect monastic scriptures, gold and property from Viking raiders. The only entrance is far off the ground, and easily defended.


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6 Comments

  1. Gavin Reply

    I like the way the bridge draws your eye to the right straight to the castle. Nice shot.

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  2. bocaoimh Reply

    unusual couple, great idea to link ancient looking wooden bridge to stone of round tower, also two totally different shapes of bridge/tower combine to make a very pleasing photo. coghairdeas

  3. bocaoimh Reply

    further comment…the blocking off of possibly distracting background by hedge, another natural material, further enhaces the photo

  4. paradox Reply

    Wow man, this is one of the best photoblogs I’ve ever seen, those pictures are awe-inspiring.

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  5. Phil Reply

    This looks like a great spot. Old castle and the bridge over its moat; great composition!

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  6. Zoltan Reply

    Unfortunately, this bridge is gone. The big flood was slept away in January 2010.

    Good to see, how it was.

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