This particuarly image was captured within a couple of hours of arriving, and was a great start to a productive trip. There is quite the histroy associated with this Castle, where some kind of residence was situated on the site of the castle as early as 1398. The present ruins however were constructed in the 16th century. It was noted as a McCarthy Mor castle by some sources at that time but whether it was occupied by the McCarthy Mors or their wardens the O’Connells is unknown. The castle was passed onto Sir Valentine Browne following the death of its owner Donal McCarthy More. In 1652 it was attacked by cannon fire from Parliament forces during the War of the Three Kingdoms. In the 18th century a house was built on the site using the barn wall and it was inhabited by the Lauder family. This house was demolished in the early 20th century. (source: wiki)
Fancy a chance to shot this Castle yourself, with our help? Why not join Athena and I in Kerry for our October 2017 Photographic Workshop then? You can find all the details and registration form over on the Light, Land & Sea page. At the time of publishing this article we still have a few places available.