Irish Castles and Forts in Photos

Here is a selection of some of the fantastic images that have been entered into our Photography Competition, this time with an emphasis on Castles and Forts. All of the images used in this blog post are copyright of the respective photographers, please respect this.

Three Castle Head, West Cork

Three Castles Head in West Cork by Esteban Garcia Alonso


Carrigadrohid Castle. This is a 16th Century McCarthy castle, wonderfully situated in the middle of a bridge across the River Lee, about 30km east of Cork City. Photo by Finola Finlay.

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle, Co. Antrim. Photo by George Pennock Photography. 

Three Castles Head in County Cork

 Three Castles Head in County Cork. Photo by Michael Mitchell.


Rockstown Castle, Co. Limerick. ‘This was taken from the roadside as the sun was setting with the the silhouette of the the old 15th century De Burgh castle in the background’. Photo by Joseph Lennon 

Ducketts Grove, Co. Carlow

Duckett’s Grove in Co. Carlow. Photo by Andy Davies. 

Rath Brenain ring fort, Roscommon

Rath Brenain ring fort, Roscommon shot using a kite. Photo by Frank Scott


 Infra-red photo of McKenna’s Castle, Ardmore, County Waterford. Photo by John Finn.

Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland

Dunluce Castle, Co. Antrim. Photo by Esteban Garcia Alonso.

Clonmacnoise castle

The Bishop’s Palace, Clonmacnoise from earthen rampart. Photo by Emmet Keohan. 

Dún Aonghasa, Inishmor

 Dún Aonghasa, Inishmore, The Aran Islands. Photo by Matt Peace 

Leamanagh Castle

Leamanagh Castle, Co. Clare. Photo by Joseph Lennon 

McCarthy Mór Tower House, Co Kerry

McCarthy’s Mór Tower House, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry. Photo by Andy Davies

Carrigogunnell Castle

Carrigogunnell Castle. ‘On the banks of the Shannon river stands this enchanting castle. It was built around the 15th century on an site of earlier importance and has an incredible history’. Photo by Louise Lynch

Bawnboy Hall Cavan

Bawnboy Hall ruins, overlooking Brackley Lake, County Cavan. Photo by Maria Gkinala.

Roscommon castle

Roscommon Castle, Roscommon Town. Photo by Frank Scott

Three Castle Head

Three Castles Head, Dunlough Bay, at the tip of the Mizen Peninsula. ‘Surely one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland, if not anywhere. This is an O’Mahony Castle, probably 13th Century’. Photo by Finola Finlay. 

Rath Croghan

Rathcroghan Mound, Co. Roscommon seen with Winter sun setting to the West. Photo by Gary Dempsey.

Castle, Shanmucknish, Ballyvaughan in Co. Clare

The Castle of Shanmucknish, Ballyvaughan in Co. Clare. Photo by Andy Davies. 


















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