Three Castle Head

I went on a road trip. My friends J and M are here visiting this week. Among other things we rented a car and went out to West Cork to look at “something interesting.” This time the interesting things turned out to be Three Castle Head and Gougane Barra.

The three castles is really an old wall with three towers along it. As far as castle ruins go it’s not massively impressive, but if you consider the location it’s well worth a visit. The wall runs from the edge of a small lake to a steep cliff dropping into the ocean.

These are some of the pictures I took while there:

On the way home we decided to stop by Gougane Barra. I’d never been there before, but I’ve seen plenty of pictures from the place and it’s been on my list of places to visit for quite some time.

The main point of interest is the lake, which has a little island with a tiny church on it. It’s pretty, and it probably looks amazing on a beautiful day. It looked pretty cool even in the rain but I was more impressed with the surrounding mountains. Clouds hanging low hid most of the mountain tops from view, further lending the place an air of mystery.

I tried to capture this in my pictures, but it turned out to be quite difficult – not that it stopped me from trying:

All in all, good trip. Both locations recommended.

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Three Castle Head

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