Monday, August 3, 2009

Day Four--Barna & Adare

Barna Cemetery
Barna is a coastal town located outside of Galway. This is the original church cemetery. The church itself is gone. Of interest in this photo are the gate cap stones. Most of the original population of Barna left during the Great Famine in the 1840s. During that time the local priest set up a soup kitchen in town at the quay. The cap stones came from the front gate of the soup kitchen which itself is long gone.

Adare Castle
A 12th century castle. The damaged state is due to Oliver Cromwell ordering fortification torn down in the 17th century to keep a restless population from taking advantage of them. The bridge in the background was built around the same time as the castle and is still in use today as a main road into Adare.

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A cottage on the main street of Adare. Originally build as workers quarters for those employed at the manor house located down the road

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