W9972 : Castles of Munster: Ightermurragh, Cork - third visit (1)

taken 5 months ago, near to Ightermurragh and Droichead na Scuab, Cork, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Ightermurragh, Cork - third visit (1)
Castles of Munster: Ightermurragh, Cork - third visit (1)
OK I admit it...I'm nuts about Irish castles, and this one in particular! This fortified house is my favourite, so I make no apologies for including a third set of photos of this iconic building. My intention on this occasion was simply to photograph the inside, but on arrival it was apparent that major changes had taken place in the landscape around here since I last visited, which I thought might be interesting to record (any excuse!).

The castle used to be approached from the main road by a narrow track, lined on either side by tall hedges. The hedges have mostly disappeared, and the track has been widened and laid to gravel compacted on top of hard core. The castle site has also been transformed, a pasture has been created around the castle from the once overgrown field that the castle once stood within. The following set of exterior shots that precede the interior views, show the changes in the landscape around here since I last visited in 2013.

W9972 : Castles of Munster: Ightermurragh, Cork - third visit (2)
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Wednesday, 21 June, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 3 July, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 9909 7244 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.2797N 8:0.8369W
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Irish: geotagged! W 9915 7240
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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