A Path Through the Fields

In the depths of grey winter, a memory of six months ago, and a distant view of Kilcrea Castle, County Cork. This five storey tower house was completed by 1465 by Cormac Láidir Mór, then-head of the McCarthy clan. As Coyne and Wills wrote in The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland (1841), ‘The ruins evince it to have been a place of considerable extent and rude magnificence.’ Although today on private land, the castle is regularly explored by visitors to the area, as testified by a well-worn path through the field.

4 comments on “A Path Through the Fields

  1. Elizabeth Gruninger says:

    Superb!Thank you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year , Elizabeth Grüninger( Giles’ birthday)

    elizabeth.gruninger@ gmail.com

  2. Finola says:

    Kilcrea Castle is beautifully built. The stone work inside is especially impressive.

  3. Judith Gries says:

    An enticing photograph …saying follow me…

  4. Frederick Townsend Hawkes says:

    John Devonshire Hawkes who owned Kilcrea House was my grandfather.

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