12 January 2013

raphoe


Due to a hockey match we all went to Raphoe today. Needless to say I wasn't the one playing, just spectating.
I took the chance to have a look around the town when I was up there, as my nanny was born there. Raphoe is a plantation town in County Donegal, just over the border. My nanny lived in the gate lodge to the "big house" or the castle, where her father was a land steward. Eleven of them lived in this house!
I took some photos .....
gate lodge

castle

Church of Ireland, St Eunan

doorway in the Diamond

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I'll be working on my City and Guild felt piece, photos to follow, Ali.




3 comments:

  1. How beautiful!
    happy new week to you
    love jooles x

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  2. I love the iron gates to the gate lodge and in front of the church. Very inspiring. The gate lodge looks lovely.

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  3. The church of ireland had its own graveyard, the gate lodge is derelict now. ali

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