Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Sketrick Castle


Beside the bay with the boats from yesterday's post, stands the ancient ruins of Sketrick Castle.

It is estimated to have been built around the 15th Century. It was built as a four storey tower.


Amazing to think of this being all made by hand - look how thick the walls are!


One corner of the castle remains pretty much intact.


A beautiful restored stone archway.



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31 comments:

  1. Excelentes fotografias deste castelo.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  2. Christine, I'm always amazed by the building created without the equipment in the past. Your area must have abundant stone for building. Thanks for being a part of Tuesday's Treasures, I hope to see you again soon.

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  3. Beautiful pictures! Thank you, Christrine. I saw it alos on Wikipedia ;-) I read this: "It has lintels running under the bawn wall to a chamber with a corbel over a fresh water spring. Parts of the bawn wall still survive to the north and east of the castle." It must ne so great to see it with you own eyes and make photos. The last pic is super!

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  4. wow. yes, amazing to think it was all constructed without heavy duty equipment and cranes.

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  5. Hello, the castle ruins are beautiful. I love the archway. Lovely photos! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  6. Wondered what put it in such a state of disrepair.

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  7. How very amazing! I enjoyed your photos very much.
    Have a lovely day.

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  8. That certainly is a treasure. I enjoyed the tour.

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  9. Such history. Was it built to monitor the coast, or just a nice place for some royal who loved the sea? We don't have such old historical buildings here. First Nations have lived on the land for millennia, but immigrants from other countries came here much later. And even then, structures were much more rustic. - Margy

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  10. WOW...if those walls could talk!!!

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  11. So old with loads of history I'm sure.

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  12. I see this old castle as I look out from my old caravan.I love it

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  13. I'm always amazed at the things they managed to build in the olden days!

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  14. How wonderful .. Artistry, craftsmanship and a whole lot of backbreaking labor .... A great and picturesque find!

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  15. Built to last not decades but centuries. Amazing just to think of it!

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  16. I love old buildings and the castle ruins are wonderful

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  17. A fabulous old castle. Amazing how many years ago it was made.

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  18. Can you imagine living there? As the saying goes, if only the walls could talk! -Mary

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  19. The craftsmanship that went into building this is just amazing.

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  20. Nice captures. I love castles! It's a shame that they took the roof off to avoid taxes (or so I have read). I always wonder what state these old places would be in if they were left intact.

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  21. Wow! This is truly a treasure.

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  22. Nice captures! Castles are impressive restored or in ruins.

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  23. I like the stone archway. It must have been a beautiful castle. Have a great day!

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  24. it is so beautiful and what a work ethic it must take to craft something this amazing!!!

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  25. Brilliant photos Christine, what a place it must have been. There is a grace in these old ruins.

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  26. Wow, so neat to see a castle that old! I like the stone archway. Imagining how much work it must have taken to build that by hand is amazing. I wonder how many people it took to build it and how long it took to build. Thanks for sharing this fascinating piece of history.

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