Photographer's Note

One of the main subjects I wanted to capture in Ireland and Scotland, were as many Ruins and Abandoned Castles/Churches as possible.

This one came as a total surprise, just driving around I spotted this building in an open field. I didn't even know what this was until i looked it up online today. Its Moyne Abbey.

Although the Abbey has no roof, and its been left abandoned for hundreds of years, the outer exterior walls are incredibly intact.

The Abbey was built in 1460, but was burnt deliberately in 1590 by Sir Richard Bingham, however, its believed friars continued to live here until the year 1800.

Obviously this is a Drone photo. Remember my previous posted photo of the cows? Well, if you look very closely you can see those same cows. They are white dots on the right side about 3/4 of the way up.

I'm actually standing by the cows as i take this photo. I flew the drone up and over, looking backwards while taking the shot.

This Abbey is very difficult to get in close contact with, many people who posted online info said the same thing. To get here, you have to cross farmers fields, private property, and a stream. I believe the cars belong to the current owners, probably doing renovations. My rental car is parked way up near the white house at the very top of the frame.

I'll follow up this photo with Moyne Castle in my next post. And again, not until Today did I realise this abandoned building and the abandoned Castle were related. The Castle is about 5 min down a small road. Hope you like this one

I was lucky enough to find it on the TE map too.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8541 W: 85 N: 21421] (94359)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2016-06-29
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Map: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2016-10-27 13:39
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Points: 50
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