Medieval ruins are scattered among the many tiny islands dotted through Lough Key. The remains of a Franciscan Priory can be seen on Church Island and Castle Island has traces of the once mighty homestead of the McGreevy and MacDermot Clan. The McDermotts ruled this area until the 17th century when it was granted to the King family under the Cromwellian settlement. The Castle Island, built in the early 19th century by the King family, takes up most of this small island. The area surrounding the lake is significant in medieval Irish literature and legend. The Annals of Boyle were compiled on Trinity Island starting around 1000 AD.
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erhan1958 (13073) 2011-09-06 10:31
Your choice of black and white, mostly well-
perfectly mirrored the historical and natural environment
tatadalou (3273) 2011-09-06 13:18
Besides your picture is in black and white, I can imagine the brightness and the colours that compose this landscape. The framing looks really well balanced and your choice of black and white is a good idea. Such a calm and mysterious place is so beautiful in black and white.