Doe Castle, Sheephaven Bay, Co Donegal. Built for the Mac Sweeny's in the Fifteenth Century, it is a typical tower house of the period which unusually retains its surrounding bawn wall. The building is very well preserved being restored in the nineteenth century and again in the mid 2000's (when the tower was lime washed once again and a roof reinstated). It is located in a remote and very picturesque situation. It is a place of great character. It was brought into public ownership in 1932.
Newmills Corn and Flax mill just outside Letterkenny is a beautifully restored mill in a very picturesque location. Typical of many it is modest in size and powered by a large water wheel.
Donegal Castle (1474-1563), principal O'Donnell castle, with remodelling and addition of Jacobean Manor House by Sir Basil Brooke c. 1623. Roof recreated to a high standard by the Office of Public Works in the early 2000’s
Crosspatrick cemetery Killala, Co Mayo. Beside the road to Ballina, it is a place full of character.
Moyne Friary, Killala Co Mayo, constructed around 1460 for the Franciscans. Located about 3 miles outside the town, it is now an impressive ruin overlooking the bay.
A sketch of Torlough Round Tower, Co Mayo from the carpark of the nearby garden centre. The Round tower probably dates from the 11th century and is much smaller than most, but it is still an important landmark in the area and a reminder of ancient monastic endeavour.
A view of Clifden, ‘capital of Connemara’ . The town dates from the early Nineteenth century and is picturesquely situated at the western edge of County Galway.
The Spanish Arch, Galway City. Originally built as an extension of the city wall in 1584 to protect the quays, in the 18th century, arches were created to allow access to an extension of the quays along the river.
Marks of Time
Sketches of buildings in the North West and further afield with a little information about their history.