Most recently known for its role as Castle Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, was the seat of Clan McDonnell IRL. The castle is built into the steep cliffs of Northern Ireland, which makes for an epic view. Today, the castle is mostly in ruins but more than worth the stop to see from this viewpoint.
So how did the castle end up in ruins? The legend goes that lord and lady McDonnell were having a feast with their guests when they heard a crash. They figured it was just the wind - I mean, it is a castle on an ocean cliff in stormy Ireland after all! ...But then they noticed dessert was a long time coming. Lady McDonnell went to check, and found the kitchen was missing altogether. The kitchen had collapsed into the sea, taking the staff with it!
Ready for a ghost story? They say that even today on a windy night you can still hear the screams of those who had fallen into the sea 👻
What do you prefer - the Castle Greyjoy version or the legend?
𝙳𝚞𝚗𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝙲𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚕𝚎, 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝙸 𝚜𝚊𝚢? 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚍, 𝙼𝚊𝚢 𝚗𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚍𝚒𝚎 🏰
There are a lot of castle ruins across Ireland, but this one in Northern Ireland had me geeking out! It was used as the location for Castle Greyjoy in Game of Thrones! Check out these views.. they are stunning!
Glad to get back to the Aran Islands this year.
Was there two summers ago and loved it. Had it on the list to go back this summer so when @roisinoreganm asked me to go on a trip, we decided to head for the coast of Clare. On our we down, we decided we may as well head out to Inis Mór the next day while we were near Doolin.
It was nice to get a trip in with her before she heads off to New Zealand in another trip🤘🏻
La Cathédrale Saint-Patrick, belle de jour et belle de nuit !
Qui dit Irlande dit forcément Saint-Patrick, Saint patron du pays, qui fonda le christianisme dans le pays au Ve siècle. C'est à l'endroit où fut bâtie la cathédrale qu'il aurait baptisé les convertis il y a 1500 ans.
Comme vous le savez j'en suis sûr, il est (très) célèbré le 17 mars. A cette occasion, tous les pubs irlandais dans le monde s'habillent de vert.
Lafête bat son plein à New York où la communauté irlandaise a bien imprégné sa culture depuis la Grande Famine qui a frappé le pays en 1845, contraignant la population à émigrer.
D'ailleurs, la première manifestation de la Saint-Patrick ne s'est pas tenue en Irlande, mais à Boston.
@culturenightbel is on tomorrow!
What have you planned? Not sure yet?
Well check out the Culture Night Belfast app to keep track of the events across the City.
AND don’t forget about CULTURE DAY on Saturday 21st September.
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Aran Sweaters, symbol of Irish Heritage - Inishmore, Aran Islands, Co. Galway.
From its origins, the Aran sweater has been intimately linked to clans and their identities. The many combinations of stitches seen on the garment are not incidental, far from it. They can impart vast amounts of information to those who know how to interpret them.
These sweaters were often used to help identify bodies of fishermen washed up on the beach following an accident at sea.
Autumn has arrived on the island of Ireland! Join us to see our beautiful green lands deepening to become a sea of brilliant red, orange and yellow. Experience a traditional music session, go birdwatching, catch a festival, warm up in a cosy café and celebrate harvest season!
Favourite girl friend is away in Ireland! I'm in Goa and with how tough today has been, all I wish for is to be here with her right now! I miss our numerous sunsets across India - when we lived in the same city, when we visited each other when we were in different cities, when we travelled... all I have is memories 😭