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Duncannon Fort, County Wexford

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All images Nikon D700
Duncannon Fort, County Wexford
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Duncannon Fort

If you plan to visit County Wexford, Duncannon fort is well worth a visit, I took the images in this post on a visit earlier in the summer.

The fort was built in 1588 in the expectation of an attack on the area by the Spanish Armada. The Fort is surrounded by a 30 ft high dry moat and has one of the oldest lighthouses of its kind in Ireland. All the major buildings in the Fort surround a parade ground. A walk around the outer ramparts afford spectacular views across the estuary to Co. Waterford and down to Hook Head. Located at a lower level than the moat is the croppy boy cell. After the 1798 rebellion, prisoners were detained here pending transfer to Geneva Barracks for trial and sentencing. An added attraction is the Maritime Museum which charts the maritime history of one of the most dangerous coastlines in Ireland, the Wexford coast.

incorporates a maritime museum, Arts centre, café and craft shop and is open daily to visitors from June to September. Guided tours are available. Duncannon and Fort was the location for the opening scenes of the 2002 remake of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, starring Jim Caviezel and Richard Harris.

Image Gallery

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10 responses

  1. Fantastic!

    July 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    • Hello Richard 🙂

      Thank you very much 🙂 Very pleased you enjoyed the post !

      July 22, 2013 at 10:15 pm

  2. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Great shots, Nigel.

    July 23, 2013 at 1:59 am

    • Hello Vicktoria 🙂

      Thank you, very happy you enjoyed them

      July 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

  3. Awesome shots!

    July 23, 2013 at 4:06 am

    • Hello Stephie 🙂

      Thank you, I am very pleased you like the post .

      July 23, 2013 at 9:56 am

  4. Beautiful Nigel :-). The sky and water and texture of the rocks and sand…..and that lovely green moss. Perfect. 🙂

    July 24, 2013 at 2:45 am

  5. 1annecasey

    Beautiful colours and textures. Looks like a magical place!

    August 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    • Hello Anne 🙂

      What a great place this is, thank you 🙂

      August 4, 2013 at 2:28 pm

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