My magical path began many decades ago most memorably in my teen years when I went to RavenHill Academy. Carved wooden staircases, castle-like structures and halls that spoke a silent language clearly instilled magical whispers that would stay with me for the rest of my life. It would be part of my destiny to help bring magic into lives. The photo you see is of RavenHill Academy.
Unfortunately that is NOT where our school will be having our classes. 😲 GCSPM is a moving castle that will provide you with the experiences of enchanting locations that reflect our classes, just like RavenHill did for me. Do pop in on our site to find out more http://www.gryphonsclawschoolofmagic.com/about-the-school-of-practical-magic.html #ravenhill#schoolofmagic#castle#wizard#witch#practicalmagic#gryphonsclaw#gryphonsclawschoolofpracticalmagic#magic#school
C'est par une journée pluvieuse que je trouve abri dans un château.
Au début l'acceuil est froid, une pièce où prône juste un piano droit.
Puis c'est à pas de velours que je change de pièce.
2 yeux, puis une silhouette émerge de l'obscurité. Je sursaute (je flippe sa race).
Figé sur place, je trouve ma lampe frontale, là ce dévoile un renard, puis une bien étrange vitrine.
Un piaf d'une taille démesurée prône en sentinelle sur la vitrine. Le contenu se dévoile petit à petit, il me glace le sang.
"putain, qu'est ce que je fous là"
Benbulben – “The Guardian of Classiebawn”
My previous post shows ‘Classiebawn Castle’ from the opposite view. A few folk have asked on the more traditional view with ‘Benbulben mountain’ in the backdrop, well here is that iconic view we all know so well. I’ve captured this angle many times before, yet it looks so different on each visit depending on the light or clouds. However, when it is snowing it looks almost completely different to anything across Ireland! If it weren’t for these traditional stone walls & lush green rolling hills, one could excuse this snow-capped mountain & castle to be a scene captured in ‘Bavaria’ or further afield. We are blessed to have such a variety of beauty right here in good auld Ireland.
Classiebawn Castle is a Baronial style country house completed for Viscount Palmerston in 1874 on what was formerly a 10,000 acre estate. This estate of land once belonged to the Irish but was confiscated by the English Parliament over 400 years ago. During the Irish Rebellion in 1916 the Castle was commandeered and used as a barracks for the Free State Irish Army, who flew their flags there and protected the Castle from damage throughout the Rebellion. After the Rebellion ended the Castle was handed back intact to its English landlord ‘Lord Mount Temple’ However 7,000 acres of its surrounding agricultural land was reclaimed by the local Irish.