for Linda ("chocolatepoint" on Flickr)
Thanks for the kind offer to take a photo that I might want. I don't have anything specific in mind. If you happen to roll by an interesting old cemetery, though, and feel like taking a few shots, I wouldn't mind seeing the photos. You know how I love old cemeteries and genealogy and such. Don't go out of your way, though!
Thus wrote my friend Linda over on the photo-sharing "Flickr" site before Diane and I took off for our stay in Ireland this past summer. Since one can't roll more than two or three kilometers anywhere in Ireland without tumbling by an interesting old cemetery, going out of our way to snap a few shots for Linda was never an issue. Culling down the candidates, on the other hand, was tough. This collection of 30 images is the best we could do -- cutting any more would have been too painful! -- and is arranged in rough chronological order of cemetery usage, from the stone age (Knowth and Uragh) to the present. And, yes, the last five images stretch the parameters of the request just a little bit.
How this gallery works: click on any "thumbnail" image below to be taken to its page, or click on the first one and then follow the arrows for a complete slide show. NOTE: many images have captions below the photographs; you may have to scroll down to see them.
|Knowth Passage||Knowth Open Tumulus||Knowth Panorama #1||Knowth Panorama #2||Newgrange from Knowth||Uragh Stone Circle|
|Uragh Stone Circle||Uragh Stone Circle||Uragh Stone Circle||Uragh Stone Circle||Clonmacnoise||Clonmacnoise|
|Moy||Powerscourt Pets'||Powerscourt Pets'||Powerscourt Pets' Pano||Portumna Mansion Ruin||Fury|