Thursday, April 21, 2016

Irish Fence

Last year while in Ireland I took a number of fence photos with Good Fences in mind.  This is Hore Abbey, a ruined Cistercian monastery near Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary Had I been on my own I would have hopped the fence and wandered down for a closer look.   


The rest of today's fences were all spotted during an evening walk at Goungane Barra in County Cork.

The wall/fence that encloses the outdoor Stations of the Cross beside St Finbarr's Oratory.  




The ornate gates that forms a fence outside Fr O'Mahony's tomb.

Away from the beautiful lake and church are reminders that we are guests in a rural area.


I've posted this photo before on Facebook but it's one of my favourites from the trip so here it is again with no apologies. 


And, honestly, isn't this the most Irish stile you've ever seen?  I've never seen one before that allows you to go absolutely nowhere.  The fern is so thick you'd need to be an expert bushwhacker to fight your way through it. 

14 comments:

  1. That stile made me think of a stroll on which The Great Dane and I embarked one evening many years ago. We left our house just after six. The Great Dane wanted to walk off the beaten path and up the side of a small mountain. I should have said something right then and there but I didn't - I just followed. We ended up climbing a terrible old wire fence to find ourselves in a very large and boggy field something like that ferny area. We slogged through the bog, bushwhacking with a stick. I should have said 'I'm going back' but no, I allowed myself to be persuaded to go on. Long story short - we ended up on a paved road, returning home just before midnight, not talking to one another. For years afterwards we'd encounter locals who told stories of the odd 'new people' who had been out on the road in the dark 'just walking like they were going someplace'. We always remained silent.

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  2. A good selection but that style is practical though a little incongruous.

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  3. oh wow I am loving the scenery and totally drooling over it :-)

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  4. Beautiful fences that are built to last always catch my attention.

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  5. As we don't have stone fences here, the stone fence always interests me.

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  6. Oh yes Pauline Hore Abbey would be a great place to explore. love those stone fences. Hope you are well.

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  7. Beautiful photos Pauline, love the castle and that old stone wall. I also love the sheep so thanks for sharing that again as this is the first time I have seen it. Don't they have adorable curious faces? Thanks for visiting my blog and enjoy your day :)

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  8. Fabulous photos, Pauline. I love the looks on the faces of the sheep, in particular! :)

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  9. Beautiful! DOn't they have the best fences in Ireland? We were there about 10 years ago. I loved it.

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  10. What a fabulous series of fences, Pauline!! I would have jumped that first fence too.

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  11. WOW! what an interesting fence post and I all that stone work love

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  12. I took about 800 photos when I was in Ireland and that was too few!!

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  13. Super fence post today. That castle is just amazing. Loved all the great shots today. That style was certainly unique.

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  14. Oh I loved my trip to Ireland last year - especially the Irish people and their wonderful sense of humour!
    My father was born in Ireland, so it had been on my bucket list for a long time - I wasn't disappointed.
    What a fun land full of faeries and lepracauns!
    I really enjoyed this post thank you Pauline!

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