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markoriordan78 Spent the evening in Cobh with the boys watching the Regal Princess depart.Its really remarkable to think that in the same month just over 100 years ago the Titanic left Cobh.123 passengers joined her at Cobh and they symbolise Irish emigrants of the time, often poor and on a single ticket to start a new life in another country. They joined a number of irish already on board the Titanic and most were lost on that fateful journey. 47min

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trevjsimpson Irish Moiled Cattle. In the 1970's there were only 30 breeding Cows and two Bulls left on two farms of this breed. The Irish Moiled is the rarest of the surviving indigenous breeds of Irish cattle and the only surviving domestic livestock native to Northern Ireland. #cow #animal #LoughNeagh #Armagh #NorthernIreland #insta_ni #insta_armagh #instaarmagh #visitireland #discoverni #discoverireland #IrishPassion #inspireland_ #wanderireland #irelandaily #Ireland_Gram #icu_ireland #lovesireland #loves_ireland #ig_countryside #animal_sultans #pocket_farms #ig_britishfarming 1h

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irishphotoexplorer Dunhill Castle
The Anne Valley
Dunhill
Co.Waterford

Title "King of My Castle"

Dedicated to the Power and de Paor clan

This castle remains is the seat of all the "Power's ,de la Poer's and de Paor's" of Ireland and Normandy origin who landed here. There is a church remains which is apart of the castle to the west.Not seen here.

The castle has stunning vista views of the beautiful anne valley nature park and the atlantic ocean with Annestown near by which was known as the only village in Ireland without a pub.
Ravens now live within the remains of the castle.

The castle was built by the la Poer (Power) clan in the early 1200's. There is some evidence of an earlier fort on the hilltop also. The town's name is derived from the Irish translation of the fort of the rock. Only about half of a 15th century tower remains with bits of outer walls dating to the early 13th century.

In 1345 the Power clan destroyed the area around Waterford but were counter-attacked, taken prisoner and hanged. The remaining members of the clan join forces with the O'Driscoll family. This alliance would attack Waterford many times over the next century, with both success and failure. After a defeat in Tramore in 1368 the castle passed to the Powers of Kilmeaden. It remained in their control until the Cromwellian attack on Dunhill and its first capture (legend of gunners and buttermilk) in 1649. Dunhill castle was not able to withstand a siege by contemporary artillery.

Fate of last Lord of Dunhill and Kilmeaden, John Power, and his family were unknown. The Castle and lands were then given to Sir John Cole with the church given to Waterford Corporation. Cole and his descendants never lived in the castle and the church was disused, with the result that timbers rotted and both fell into ruins during the 1700's. More deterioration was recorded in 1912 when the east wall of the castle collapsed during a storm.
In 1998 the ruined castle and church were taken over by DFBA. DFBA is the area which covers the three villages of Dunhill, Fenor and Annestown as well as the harbour at Boatstrand. The name DFBA comes from the four initials.
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ilstrickio Carlingford, County Louth today 2h

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mysweetescape02 Superbe ciel sur Dublin en cette fin d'après-midi #dublin #irlande #ireland #visitireland #holidays #bluesky 2h

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