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On 2012-10-24 23:34:14.944871 by Chris / Nobody Home

Geraldine - I actually live just over a mile from Dunsandle House! There is someone living in the coach houses beside it so I'm sure if you knocked on their door and explained your connection they would have no problem with you having a look.

Irma - some are owned by the state, some are ownerd by farmers, etc.

Zita - I'm not sure if Michael Flatley owns the church as well - I don't think he does.

On 2012-10-24 19:25:39.557709 by Zita

this church is so lovely, is M. Flatley going to restore the church as well???

On 2012-10-21 13:34:34.679418 by Irma Roux

Do these buildings belong to the State ?

On 2012-10-10 10:31:33.506617 by Geraldine Creaven

Hi, I am 50 and my mother is from up the road near Dunsandle house in Galway, we are both very moved by your photographs. My uncle has a dressing table from Dunsandle house - my granny bought it when the contents were auctioned off in the 50s. I remember as a little girl going up the big lane in the early sixties to help with drawing water from the well, in galvanised buckets - I remember the ruins. I do agree with a comment below - it was really difficult for my parents/grandparents generation to feel anything but resentment and hatred towards what these houses represented, but at the same time it's such a shame that at least one person didn't have the foresight to try to save them for posterity. I didn't even know there was anything left standing now, as I hadn't been there for years, but after seeing your photographs I would love to go back and have a look. Thanks again!
Oh, and could you tell me if it was easy for you to get into to see Dunsandle house?

On 2012-09-30 19:06:12.336027 by ronan in athlone

amazing photos, love this site! it's fascinating how many of these huge mansions are dotted around the country, still standing!

On 2012-09-23 21:30:39.220854 by Maureen

Lovely site...Marble Hill House Galway....Home to my Grandfather and those before him....My Dad grew up at nearby Cartron House.
We as a family have visited Marble Hill several times....its amazing and you can still see how beautiful the house and Gardens must once have been.

On 2012-09-20 16:03:29.405858 by David O'Sullivan

Our history is crumbling around us. It is shameful that such a beautiful castle as Dromore is allowed to sink in to the pages of history.

On 2012-09-15 01:32:39.797139 by Gerardine OConnor(Hannon)

This Church brings back many memories of my childhood.My mother would bring all 4 of us children up to Kilkishen to visit and take care of her uncle Johnny Mullins in the house cross from the Catholic Church.I often wondered about that lonely Church. I' m from Limerick but live in Colorado.

On 2012-09-13 20:59:50.359888 by Margi

What a magical place. I would love to visit and dream awhile.............. XXX

On 2012-09-11 22:00:57.188663 by Barney McQuillan

Have you been to Monaghan?? there are some fantastice buildings around castleblayney for tyour site.. hope castle.. mannan castle, roche castle just over the border in co louth

On 2012-09-11 11:31:17.113276 by Jody Moylan

It looks magnificent, but seriously, look at the date - 1839. What an absolute waste of money, and like all great buildings of that era - a further insult to Irish Catholics under the Union. We can admire these edifices now, but God, if you lived back then, as a normal Irish person, you would have hated the bloody sight of them

On 2012-09-04 20:05:03.938089 by ANTONIO PORCEL -BARCELONA-SPAIN

Maravilloso, visto desde el tren. Castillo de la Familia (antepasados). Proxima vez hago visita in person.
Thank you

On 2012-09-02 00:51:11.567144 by Leslie McGuinness

I LOVE this site! Every year, my father and I come to Ireland and I try to find every castle or manor house that I can. Thanks for finding them for me! (I have a friend in Pallaskenry, who I hope can get me into Dromore this year.)

On 2012-09-01 06:18:27.858582 by Teresa Ferrigno

Your pictures are amazing, everything seems to come alive..... never stop your site is awesome.. Thank You

On 2012-08-25 21:55:24.033819 by john paul mc laughlin belfast

Hi chris was in kinlough house with my cuz was brill especially the tunnel thanks

On 2012-08-25 21:48:51.332718 by john paul mc laughlin

Hi chris was in kinlough house with my cuz was brill we loved it especially the tunnel thanks

On 2012-08-16 02:57:34.416866 by Lynda D. Alberta,Canada

Love you site ! Thanks for posting your incredible pictures you have a real knack for capturing the feeling that must be at each site. Bravo !

On 2012-08-15 13:33:21.710677 by Paula Mac Aodhag

they are fabulous photos, my husband is from Killucan, not too far away I think.

On 2012-08-03 19:29:06.771620 by Antonio BC

Hi Chris, thanks for the quick answer. I will try again some other time. :-) Thanks again for the site, really love it!

On 2012-08-03 10:42:14.132683 by Chris (Nobody Home)

Antonio, it was a few years ago. I met the owner in the nearby village and he brought me down. Its not visible from the road and would be very hard to find even with directions. I'm not from the area so I haven't a clue. I probably wouldn't even be able to find it myself.

On 2012-08-02 23:30:07.838833 by Antonio BC

Hi Chris, my only words for you are: thank you, thank you! Thanks to you im visiting places i never could imagine they were out there. Some of them i even pass by the door and never realized they were in there. I recomended this site to some friends and colleague and they are really happy for this too, for having found such an amazing site that shows the hidden heritage of Ireland in some of the cases.
I have one question for you though: i went today to visit Castle Curious in co. Cork but couldnt find it... :-( i saw a map in the town and it was in the same direction that Annes Grove it in the same place than the gardens(they are closed until next year..)? I cannot find any information in internet regarding this Castle but only in your site. Please, give me directions!!! :-((

On 2012-08-02 03:55:53.680176 by Shana

This is an awesome site that was shared with me by a friend who is currently living in Ireland. It just strengthens my resolve to finally some day follow my dreams and explore Ireland. Thank you.

On 2012-07-31 14:33:13.885474 by pat cunningham Tipperary

Great site, I love these old stone buildings and castles and hate to see them falling down. I take part in a motorcycle event every year called photo rally Ireland and it takes us to 24 locations all over Ireland and it's usually stone structures. We have to get ourselves and our motorbike and the object into the pictures but my camera work is brutal ha ha your's is top quality. I will have to travel to these places that you have found well done.

On 2012-07-27 03:57:25.343414 by Roslyn Finch

My Mygreat grandfather's brother had this castle built, I've been there but your photos are far better than the ones I took. I'm told it was quite unliveable. My part of the world is Wagga Wagga NSW Australia. It would be sad to see it demolished!

On 2012-07-26 22:50:03.663469 by Mary Redden

I just adore castles and came upon your site through a photo someone put up on Face Book. How wonderful. The pictures are great that you have up on Castle Island and i thank you for sharing them. It is such a shame that soooooooooooo many beautiful castles and homes are being left to go to rack and ruin. Something really should be done to save each of them before we have none of this beauty left in our beautiful country. I guess the wrong people have the money in this world !!!!

On 2012-07-17 20:26:28.822121 by Peter

Fantastic site. I came across it by accident. Really brilliant photographs. Please keep adding to this. I live in Galway city.

On 2012-07-04 19:43:45.593649 by Clark Blake

Here is some more info on Kiltullagh (Kiltolla) Castle. The land was granted to Richard Caddell, alias Blake in 1315. In 1427, William Blake, granted a lease for eighty years to Walter de Burgh, who built the castle. In 1549 they were returned to the Blakes who lived there until around 1780. In 1834, Kiltolla Castle was described thus -
the castle stood 54 ft. high with a ground floor and two upper floors with a spiral staircase. Set in a recess on the upper floor was a cut stone set in the recess with a carving on it - IHS N.N 1649 J.B. The three letters are Greek and mean something like "We have Jesus as our Companion" N. B. and J. B. are initials for Nicholas Blake who married his cousin Julianne Blake in 1649. Most of the castle fell in a major storm in February 1902. Over the years many stones were collected for buildings and farm walls.

Clark Blake, Bellingham, Washington

On 2012-06-30 15:37:54.257859 by C Coen

My children and I get great hours on enjoyment looking around these old buildings and its lovely to see you take such lovely photo of Castlegrove house

On 2012-06-27 16:53:32.307448 by TJ O Herlihy

There is a state-run orginization called O.P.W. (office of public works) that maintains and restores Irelands built heritage,though, from my own personal experience, a little too slow and not very proactive.
Also, a more privately-run group,who focus largely on Georgian buildings, are operating there, though the biggest battle is sometimes just to get a building listed.

On 2012-06-26 00:44:07.219104 by Wendy

P.S I'm from Australia

On 2012-06-26 00:43:08.131356 by Wendy

I remember seeing these photos on your webpage sometime ago and asked if there was not a society that could help restore and preserve some if not all of these wonderful buildings, as the years pass they fall more into disrepair, such a shame, I am waiting to win lots of money so I can try and save one if not more of this wonderful history, my great,great great grandmother came from Ireland and one day hope to see the green green grass of Ireland

On 2012-06-24 08:35:18.246605 by T.J. O Herlihy

As an O.P.W. trained stonemason currently plying my trade in Sweden,your pictures make me long to return to Ireland to work on some of these buildings, but alas. All I can hope for now is that they aren't demolished,our past form being a concern.
Thank you for your brilliant work

On 2012-06-16 23:45:12.148936 by Terra Detle-Jamieson

hit the submit button too soon. I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota...USA

On 2012-06-16 23:43:07.750985 by Terra Detle-Jamieson

I am so pleased to see this website. My Grandfather came from Ireland as a young man. I feel the pull calling me home...hopefully one day. I am also glad that Ireland doesnt destroy these places. My heart swells with pride everytime I hear the word...Ireland let alone be blessed enough to be a decendant from there. Thank you.

On 2012-06-12 08:02:36.032760 by may magee was owens

sallymills at rathangan co kildare holds fantastic memories for me its a pity to see it in that state never the less it still pulled at my heart strings beautiful

On 2012-06-08 13:00:38.682594 by Stella

Hi Chris, I think I know where it can be found so the next good day we will put on the walking boots and go exploring. I'll let you know if it's found. Its such a shame all these old buildings are left to fall down, Ireland has such a lot to offer but no one seems to be bothered with it. Regards, Stella

On 2012-06-08 08:11:50.474968 by Nobody Home

Hi Stella - its quite difficult to find. The first time I tried I couldn't locate it and had to give up. I don't have an exact location for it and it would be hard to give directions (its also been a few years since I was there). It is being restored/converted and could possibly be finished so I'm not sure if someone is living there or not. You could rent a row boat from the visitor centre and go past Castle Island on the right. If you follow the shore around you will eventually come to Clontykilla. Good luck with the search. Chris.

On 2012-06-07 14:48:42.178321 by Stella

I love wondering around Lough Key and discovering the hidden gems of ruined buildings, but I have yet to find Cloontykilla Castle. Could you let me know where it can be found, I can find no reference to it's location on Google maps. Much appreciated. The photo's are wonderful, great site.

On 2012-06-06 19:30:23.519370 by jordan foley

I absolutley love this site.. there is a derelict building in the town of monasterevin, co.kildare, on the main road across from the hazel hotel, you would get lovely pics of it, would go wel with this site, its jus a shame that no site has pics of it yet, n id love to know the history of it 2... :) thanx!!

On 2012-06-02 22:18:06.654385 by Charlotte Duckett

June 2 2012 CHARLOTTE DUCKETT I have always had a bond with castles and to find your page was great and to see the pic of ducketts grove thank you

On 2012-05-17 17:51:11.935935 by Amy Brown

What a gift you have given us...found your site through link on fb -- i too am fascinated with abandoned homes, churches and the like-- and the stories they tell....especially when they are in Ireland. Thank you!

On 2012-05-17 14:55:25.466075 by Clark Blake

Your photos of Kiltullagh (Kiltulla) Castle are stunning. I am a descendant of the Blake family of Kiltulla and have written a book about them. I went to Galway in 1995 and drove out to the village of Kiltulla which apparently is about a mile SE of the ruins. Someone there told me that the castle had been razed but they were obviously talking about a different castle. Looks like I will have to go back. I live in Washington State, just south of Vancouver. <>

On 2012-05-15 10:09:31.612331 by Aine Mcgowan

Tyrone House, has always been like a magnet to me. Ive never been close up to it. So your photographs took me right in the door and i was able to see what it is like. I loved the doorway and the underground passage way. My imagination ran riot ha! Its amazing to see all the detail aswell like the stone engraving. It truly must've been absolutely wonderful in its hey day as it still is today even though its a ruin. Thankyou!

On 2012-05-13 09:54:09.496139 by Chris (Nobody Home)

Hi Monique, which house are you referring to?

On 2012-05-12 19:54:31.989569 by Monique D. Bolduc

I'm in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. I have a friend who investigates paranormal properties and I wanted to see the other photos to this beautiful home. The home almost has a sadness and loneliness to it. So lovely though.

On 2012-05-12 01:25:29.855358 by Anonymous

My grandfather on my mother's side is part of the Morgan family who owned this house. I think they sold it when his mother was a child. I think I'm not sure about the dates though. We all currently live on the east coast of USA.

On 2012-05-12 01:25:09.939533 by Anonymous

My grandfather on my mother's side is part of the Morgan family who owned this house. I think they sold it when his mother was a child. I think I'm not sure about the dates though. We all currently live on the east coast of USA.

On 2012-05-05 02:27:43.178075 by Jared Gerlach

This is a really great site!! I live near Galway City and I'm always amazed at how many derelict buildings haunt Ireland. It's great stuff for photographers!

On 2012-04-20 02:36:04.978544 by Valery

Came across your site accidentally and glad I did. Beautiful countryside and wonderful pictures. I'm from Bridgewater, New Jersey USA

On 2012-04-18 20:48:49.792478 by Becky

Hi there,i have to say your photos are so amazing!!I dig for bottles all around west cork(am in dunmanway)moving to kerry very soon.I see so many forgotten old houses in my digging and love them.There are many swallowed by the forestry also,i find it sad,but love to sit there with just the birdsong while i dig my new bottles.Well done for beautiful pics!!

On 2012-04-17 19:46:30.198694 by margaret egan elwood

i lived across the bay from tyrone house my father remembers the dances on the lawn . are there any pictures of the house when it was lived in before the fire . would love to see it in its glory days thank you .

On 2012-04-04 17:57:26.276330 by Mark Gillen

So glad I stumbled across this website. Well done with taking the initiative for producing it. Two other suggestions to add to the collection that you may or may not have come across: Hazelwood House in Sligo, on the shore of Lough Gill, near where I grew up and also the infamous Loftus Hall on Hook Head, Co.Wexford. Both, sadly have been abandoned for various reasons and with nature taking hold it can only be assumed that they will be reduced to ruin. On a separate point, I graduated (relatively recently) as Property Surveyor but have always wanted to get involved in heritage/restoration projects, would you or any others perhaps have any suggestions or leads in this regard. Thanks again for a fantastic site.

On 2012-04-04 00:19:20.306547 by Mike

Fantastic site. I am originally from the area adjacent to Carey's castle ( in County Waterford by the way!). My Grandmother was a Carey and I believe connected with the castle. Went there all the time as a youngster, magical place with the castle suddenly appearing in the wood. Other ruins great, makes me want to visit. well done and great work.

On 2012-03-17 09:32:59.301332 by Allan

It is important to catalogue these houses before they disappear altogether however there are a number of houses containing furniture and fire surrounds etc. I appreciate what you are doing but it might be worthwhile censuring some of the photos especially Bellevue on your home page. Originally from Westmeath, I have seen a number of derelict houses with contents stripped clean following the publication of such photos. Again, I applaud your efforts but it might be worthwhile thinking about what I have said

On 2012-03-04 17:35:57.030044 by Nobody Home

Linda, they are all derelict, some are owned by the state and some by individuals and none would be for rent.

On 2012-03-04 11:14:10.555972 by Linda

Do you know who to contact t see if this could be rented for a night?

On 2012-03-04 10:51:05.314089 by Linda

I'm just wondering is it possible to rent any of these locations to stay for a night?

On 2012-03-04 01:51:31.325354 by ammee (Brisbane Qld)

So sad to see this beautiful historic building reduced to ruins.
Surely some of the items can still be saved?
Great photo's of a bygone ere.....thanks for sharing.

On 2012-03-01 10:00:24.258958 by Janet

Lovely of Menlough Castle. I am related to the Blakes....directly. I went to the castle in 2008. I live in Melbourne.

On 2012-02-29 21:26:20.537771 by Anna

Thanks for sharing these! Makes me feel home sickness, and I'm not even Irish! :)
Totally fell in love with Feighcullen Church few years ago and still hoping to get rich one day, so I could buy it.. :)
Would like very much to buy few of my favorite pics of Feighcullen Church, but I don't have Pay Pal account nor credit card..
All the best from Finland! And thank you, keep taking these amazing pictures!

On 2012-02-24 16:08:26.994152 by Mike, Bournemouth, UK

I echo all the praise heaped on you for the website but feel its usefulness could be improved by giving some idea of the location of these sites - ideally 6 figure map refs (Irish Grid) or Lat-Long coordinates. However, I fully understand the reasons for not doing so, just a pity, as many of them (Tyrone House for example in Galway) are visible from and close to a public highway.

On 2012-02-18 03:44:38.273097 by Savo

Great Site, Well done, great idea and great work, where is that house in Galway, the Gardeners? Would love to see it in person

On 2012-02-16 04:24:49.881211 by Kevin

Thanks for the pictures my Grandmother was an Alcock and I remember her telling me that her family once owned the Wilton Castle and always wanted to see it . Thanks Kevin in Washington State USA

On 2012-02-09 21:03:13.620389 by Anonymous

Just came accross you site through a friend. I almost rented a cottage close to Tyronne House so I have seen it in the 'flesh' so to speak and it is a magnificent ruin. Thanks for the shots.

On 2012-02-08 17:04:10.289289 by Nobody Home

Thanks to everyone for the comments. The website will be redesigned as soon as time permits so keep checking back. Bigger and better things to come! Michelle, which house are you referring to?

On 2012-02-08 16:58:59.861100 by Michelle

Would love to find some original pictures of this house before it was gutted!! its amazing! who owns this house now?

On 2012-02-03 02:18:37.221516 by Deborah Ninness Leyburn Qld. Au

Your photographs are truly breath-taking, I love this site, almost as good as being in Ireland. xxx

On 2012-01-31 22:56:43.549721 by jo

really enjoyed the photographs - thank you

On 2012-01-28 00:28:36.784492 by James Canning US and UK

Great site!

On 2012-01-26 22:06:18.963937 by Melanie Dolan from Cork

Fantastic photographs...really beautiful work. I love these old houses and you have shown them so well. Congratulations.

On 2012-01-24 09:54:31.968409 by Rachel Shiels

Such an amazing website, I cant believe it is here. Thank you so much for creating it and capturing such outstanding images

On 2012-01-06 16:21:21.845571 by Nicholas Flanagan Dublin, Irelan

Seriously impressive website, really put a smile on my face, your obviously very passionate about these old buildings, and rightly so. They are the link to our past, Well Done.

On 2012-01-03 19:43:51.779965 by Evan L Ryan, Esq.

A brilliant website, loved and really enjoyed looking at the photos. Easy to see, and I love the angles and simplicity at which they were taken. Our history is something to be proud of.. and not left as the forgotten. I look forward to your book!

On 2011-12-27 23:06:57.274966 by Sandy from Virginia, USA

Your photos are very beautiful. Returned from a trip in September and these pictures keep those memories fresh.

On 2011-12-20 19:13:13.751244 by Nobody Home

Thank you Anonymous about the book. Definitely a plan but more than likely not until Christmas 2012. BarbE, I think you are referring to Dromore Castle in Limerick. I don't know anything about it being for sale and when I met the owners they certainly didn't mention it. It would be a massive project and would require millions of euros!

On 2011-12-20 18:48:01.361061 by BarbE

I remember this castle in the movie "High Spirits" and it was very interesting. I was wondering if this would be for sale to someone that would restore it to its former beauty. Any information.

On 2011-11-30 01:05:11.330258 by Anonymous

You need to make a book! As I see it, your competition is the Abandoned Ireland website, run by Tarquin Blake, I think. He has made a book. Granted he has covered a lot of ground and the photos were taken with a great camera, but the 360 degree photos are horrible, and the design just isn't up to scratch. Judging by the website, your book would be one hundred times better. Keep up the excellent work!

On 2011-11-28 10:37:35.835594 by Nobody Home

Kiera, the camera is a Canon Eos 400D.

On 2011-11-27 21:00:21.468798 by Kiera

Great website. What camera do you use?

On 2011-11-21 11:15:34.848702 by H. Cotter

Sad end to a beautiful old house. I do hope someone with money comes along and rescues it. Is there such a thing as 'Irish Heritage' (similar to English Heritage) in Ireland? From someone on the road to discovering my heritage in Co. Cork i wish I was rich enough to bring one of these places back to their former glory. Best regards.

On 2011-11-16 19:11:12.489055 by Shelly

Thank you for this site. My grandfather was a groomsman at the Rockingham estate ( Lough Kee Forrest Park)
as he was a Mc Dermott it is ironic that this was the site of the McDermott castle. I was able to see it several years ago. It is a beautiful spot. What history.

On 2011-11-16 11:28:31.097389 by wendy sanders

tyrone house i think belonged to arthur st george french and he is way back one of my great great great grandfathers my mums father was arthur st george french. i am researching my family tree so i would appreciate feedback re my families tyrone house i want to visit it one day soon

On 2011-11-06 23:54:12.022730 by Carmel

Thank you there are those of us whose families were forced through war, starvation or confiscation out into the ends of the earth, our parents passing on oral histories like white pebbles, on a path, for children to find their way home..... Your photographs.. with two ancient relics of our family history so beautifully photographed has for our children helped make those myths and legends of their blood real, and with that their place in the world some how more solid... And for me the delight when putting in names and places, chanted to me by old Irish men and woman while sat as child on a stool in the kitchen and being told to remember... to discover it was all true.... there they are... a little bit run down but still standing.. from the ends of the earth Irish children thank you.. Big Hugs.

On 2011-11-04 00:30:24.953609 by Mary

Hi there, I love love love this website, can't stop dreaming of period homes and castles. I wish I caould do what ye are doing, fantastic stuff, I wish we had someone who had the money and interest to look after all of these amazing pieces of work and history. Oh to have the money to look after one of these.... one day I will just waiting to win the Euromillions :)

On 2011-10-31 22:03:44.525965 by John D

This site is great. Must travel to some of my favourites

On 2011-10-28 13:15:35.683361 by Erin Madden

Fantastic website, well done.

On 2011-10-28 12:13:14.755258 by Anthony Eller

It is such a pity to see this house in this state. I have a particular connection to/interest in the architecture of William Tinsley here in the United States. He designed and built one of the earliest buildings on the original campus of Indiana University here where I live (a beautiful collegiate-gothic built in 1855), among many other buildings in the surrounding area - i.e. first building at what became Butler University, churches, a building at Wabash College, etc. etc. I have always had an affinity for Tinsley's architectural design - both in Ireland and here in the U.S. Unfortunately, many of his buildings have been lost, and more are dying. Thank you for displaying these wonderful photos!

On 2011-10-24 20:06:59.875890 by eliot smith

pity about all these buildings going and being left decay- the locations and structures are enough to convince me at least that these parts of our heritage should be beought back- and used, in many cases the local communities should benifit by being allowed to use these, grants could be given for getting the buidings renovated- ect
as in the programme on tv about saving villages .
instead we errect holiday estates(not now- no money), property is now relatively cheap esp ones requiring attention- communities need to step in and take possesion of their local heritage=
case in point Shankill Castle in Shankill Co Dublin, ( one to get pictures of) the community could benifit greatly from this but still in limbo, and pity to see built heritage being disregarded and neglected to such an extent that in a few years the above and many others will be but piles of salvage for the opportunist!
Shankill area
this is a great site- pity omke of the billions of a few tears ago was not propelled into helping local communities acquire and refurbish such buildings and set up local enterprises.....

On 2011-10-23 21:53:14.286639 by sarah

This site is brilliant , i live just down the road from The Grange house in a little village called Ballyneety ive always wondered about this house , its beautiful and wonderful, its great to know its history ... our history! Thanks

On 2011-10-20 04:26:57.745537 by Deborah Ninness Leyburn Qld. Au

I am a first time visitor to your site,truly your photographs are magnificient, `tis a wonderful thing you are doing, as if they are not recorded eventually they will crumble and fall, that would be a sad day. These places must of been quite something else in their day, strange how they can make one feel sad yet the photographs are uplifting.

On 2011-10-08 23:08:08.058335 by Hilary Ashworth

Hi Chris - I am new to your site - absolutely fantastic!! Live in South Australia, Australia and have fallen in love with these gorgeous historic buildings needing attention. Applaud your innovation in establishing the website. Am interested one day in seeing if (per chance) some are for sale. How would you advise I go about establishing this? Surely the owners would sell if there was a chance to gain $ and off load something that they assumably aren't interested in? Keep up the brilliant capturing of history!! Hilary

On 2011-10-02 02:01:58.786190 by Elizabeth, Maine USA

Fantastic! Have spent some time in Western Ireland including Connemara. I fell in love with these beautiful & haunting homes/buildings. Dream of owning and restoring one some day. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

On 2011-09-29 04:22:43.842469 by Lynn

I love your site! I come here when my sole needs a rest.
Arizona, USA

On 2011-09-27 15:53:53.178569 by Jan

Fantastic! Awesome pictures!
Best wishes from

On 2011-09-06 06:40:51.726805 by Sean Hovenden

The sites' look awesome and are very easy to navigate . Everytime I look at them I get homesick for Ireland.

Kindest regards
From Sean in Florida

On 2011-09-05 17:00:39.875333 by Catherine J Smith

I am from Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA. Love you all in Ireland!!!

On 2011-09-05 16:59:11.851302 by Catherine McCauley Curtis Smith

I visited Ireland in 2001 and the magic of it still amazes me.

On 2011-08-29 22:04:12.517641 by john w o connor

beautiful history Wel done
Kind Regards
John W

On 2011-08-22 13:55:21.141242 by Andrew Geary

Excellent work on the website and photographs, I have an avid interest in this area and thanks to you have uncovered even more areas of interest.

Many thanks,


On 2011-08-21 01:08:13.057372 by Dawn

Sorry, I forgot to post where I was from. That would be Wisconsin, USA

On 2011-08-21 01:07:08.047639 by Dawn

Absolutely loved your photographs and information about them. I hope to visit Ireland within the next year or two. Now more than ever! Thank you for your beautiful work.

On 2011-08-07 18:53:55.265224 by Gerard Kennedy

I really like your site. We visit Ireland often, and I am always amazed at the number of wonderful buildings seemingly left abandend. There are quite a few in Donegal (where we usually stay) and quite often it is very hard to find any information about these buildings or their history. I'll keep looking into your site. Well Done. Gerard Kennedy (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England)

On 2011-08-06 17:46:15.352454 by Cornelia Foley

My grandmother was born and reared in Sallymills, Rathangan. I was there with her as a child. We all visited it with her and her husband, Con. (Cornelius).