I had to trek along the tractor lanes to get a clear view of the castle tower and the rapeseed fields in the foreground , and was presented with this view.
The most recent phase of activity at that Cúchulainn's Castle occurred in the late 18th century when a curving driveway was cut into the southern side of the mound. This gave access to the summit and facilitated the construction of the tower and ancillary buildings that now dominate the summit. Built in 1780 by a local merchant, Patrick Byrne, of Castletown, the tower is the finest example in north Louth of Gothic revivalism. When coupled with the landscaping of the mound and surrounding banks with beech and sycamore, it created the evocative setting that still endures today.
Thanks for your votes and comments.
i am pleased you like this shot , thanks for the kind comments.
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williewhistler (16412) 2011-05-16 12:02
Hello Desmond,this is a beautifully presented image with nice vibrant colours.
Best wishes Les.
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-05-16 12:44
what a beautiful landscape with the old tower hidden among the trees.You´ve found a great place to capture it.I like also these beautiful,vivid colors,especially of the yellow meadow.It gives excellent contrast to the surrounding area.Well done!
giorgimer (34941) 2011-05-16 13:26
Amazing capture, stunning colors, good composition
federico (4283) 2011-05-16 14:17
hi desmond hi like very much the colors and the composition of your photo, really well done
Alfoja (672) 2011-05-16 15:11
Irish landscape classic as it can be.
Lovely blue and yellow colors.
leontina (170) 2011-05-16 21:37
Beautiful colours,especially the yellow of the meadow, very well composed... Nice capture!
annjackman (21901) 2011-05-16 22:23
The composition is excellent. The rich gold coloured fields contrast beautifully with the dark green trees and dark clouds in the sky. I do like the way that you have included the horizontal shape in the FG with the diagonal lines in the fields further back. It was worth your trek to find this - a great sucess!
timecapturer (49288) 2011-05-17 5:30
this shot was well worth the hike, it has a striking fascination about it - nust be all the yellow tones and shades. Excellent composition and execution it makes an impressive and captivating image. Well done!
DeeMull (112) 2011-05-17 12:39
Great shot Dessy seen the rapeseed last week and thought its been quite a while since there was rapeseed in this field,though about heading over a few times but sure thats thought for ya....
Well done great shot!
alabate (1197) 2011-05-25 11:33
Quel magnifique paysage que tu as capturé là. Le ciel orageux et lourd au dessus de cette nature baignée de soleil, c'est superbe.
Très belle composition et cadrage avec cette tour protégée par la végétation au milieu de ces champs aux couleurs éclatantes.
Bravo et excellente journée.
- Copyright: DESMOND DALY (fisher) (1773)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-14
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Nikon D300 DSLR, Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 DG MACRO, Circular Polariser
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-16 11:38