This castle, now in ruins, was build, just outside the town of Rosscarbery, by Sir Walter Coppinger in 1618. It had a short and dramatic life, surviving only just over 20 years. Walter Coppinger was a tyrannical, ambitious man who planned to build an entire harbour town around the castle, which stands near the coast. He was a money-lender and gambler who surrendered his considerable estates to King James 1 in return for a title. His plan was ruined by the 1641 Rebellion. It is rumoured that one of these rebels was a younger son of Sir Walter, the eldest son having inherited the property.
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madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2011-10-03 9:05
Wow!! just awesome composition.... very sharp shot.... thanks for sharing....
stevesaba (8167) 2011-10-03 9:09
Some very dramatic and tragic notes to go with a very intriguing and dramatic photo! Beautifully done....haunting and foreboding. Perfect focus and great play of light! Warm regards,
froggy45 (380) 2011-10-03 11:54
So this is the fate of money-lenders and gamblers, is it? Seems like a lesson to everyone... Very impressive photo, I was particularly attracted by the dramatic skies but I also like the low point of view with the inclusion of some foreground interest. Nice sharpness throughout the photo. TFS!
dale54 (8972) 2011-10-03 12:49
what a very moving shot! hi alex!wonderfull pic,very well done on this!thanks dr
brianmcc (6221) 2011-10-03 14:28
a fascinating picture to compliment your notes on its history. great viewpoint. superb atmosphere created by the contrast, especially in the sky and the walls of the ruins.