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Miscellaneous

Christine Fitzgerald | Clonfert Palace, Killaloe, Ireland

Clonfert Palace, Killaloe, Ireland

Clonfert Palace was built in the late 17th century and altered in the 18th century. It was the residence of the Church of Ireland bishop of Clonfert until 1836 when that diocese was amalgamated with Killaloe. In 1906 it was in the ownership of Charles O'Hara Trench. Later occupied by the British fascist leader, Oswald Mosley. It was damaged by fire in 1954 and has been derelict since.
Christine Fitzgerald | Empty Room?

Empty Room?

we were invited into what had once been a stately home in Ireland. it is now partly derelict but occupied by a titled man. he lives in squalor in two rooms - the kitchen and a study. But he keeps his daughters bedrooms tidy.
Christine Fitzgerald | Fountains

Fountains

A water feature in the gardens of Arundel Castle, West Sussex.
Christine Fitzgerald | Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct

The Viaduct that spans Batty Moss just to the north of the station, probably represent the very heart of the Settle-Carlisle line. Ribblehead is surrounded by the vastness of the Dales landscape. The peaks of Ingleborough and Whernside dominate the local scenery and westerly winds howl up the valley much of the year. Conditions in winter (and summer in some cases) can be very challenging.
Christine Fitzgerald | The Goods Train

The Goods Train

Ribblehead is surrounded by the vastness of the Dales landscape. The peaks of Ingleborough and Whernside dominate the local scenery and westerly winds howl up the valley much of the year. Conditions in winter (and summer in some cases) can be very challenging. Into this setting during the 1870’s came the tough ‘navvies’ who set up encampments to live whilst the building of the line was undertaken. The ghosts of the navvy bases remain and the area now has a stillness and remoteness, which is only broken by the rumble of a passenger or freight train over the Viaduct. This acts as a reminder that the S&C not only offers a wonderful trip for people but is a vital connection for communities, trade and industry.
Christine Fitzgerald | Ribbleshead Viaduct With Snow on the Dales

Ribbleshead Viaduct With Snow on the Dales

The Viaduct that spans Batty Moss just to the north of the station, probably represent the very heart of the Settle-Carlisle line. Ribblehead is surrounded by the vastness of the Dales landscape. The peaks of Ingleborough and Whernside dominate the local scenery and westerly winds howl up the valley much of the year. Conditions in winter (and summer in some cases) can be very challenging.
Christine Fitzgerald | Golden Winter Day At Ribblehead Viaduct

Golden Winter Day At Ribblehead Viaduct

The Viaduct that spans Batty Moss just to the north of Ribblehead station, probably represent the very heart of the Settle-Carlisle line. Ribblehead is surrounded by the vastness of the Dales landscape. The peaks of Ingleborough and Whernside dominate the local scenery and westerly winds howl up the valley much of the year. Conditions in winter (and summer in some cases) can be very challenging.
Christine Fitzgerald | A Pint After A Hike

A Pint After A Hike

A pub in the shadow of the Ribblehead viaduct.
Christine Fitzgerald | Ingleston - Beauty Spot Of The North

Ingleston - Beauty Spot Of The North

The train station at Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales, The scene reminds me of an old postcard so I exagerated that.