Phare de la Vieille.
The Giants Causeway features octagonal volcanic shafts that reach out into the Celtic Sea near Bushmills on the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland. Long a central site of Celtic Legends the prime tale is that the giant built the causeway to unite him with his lover in Scotland, who lived near Staffa, the island off Iona that has similar dramatic blocks.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (via observando)
A tad breezy
Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.
Josephine Hart (via 13thmoon)
Because the world is so full of death and horror, I try again and again to console my heart and pick the flowers that grow in the midst of Hell.
Love is blindness
Peaky Blinders, episode 6 soundtrack
Castle Barrett, Cork, Ireland
The castle (first known as Castle More or Castlemore) was built by Brother John FitzRichard, a Knights Hospitaller in 1335 to protect the nearby Mourne Abbey. In 1252 John de Cogan was permitted to have a weekly market and annual fair beside the castle. In 1276 - 1281 it underwent repairs and in 1439 it was taken over by the Earl of Desmond.
The Barrett family acquired the castle in the 17th century and it was soon damaged by Oliver Cromwell’s army in 1645. After the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, John Barrett who fought on the side of the Jacobites lost to the Williamites. Castle Barrett was destroyed and 12,000 acres of Barrett land was forfeited.
Castle Barrett is south of Mallow in County Cork, Ireland
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