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Mystery of a place, all that remains – Castlemorris house and Woodlands, County Kilkenny

All that Remains
Caastlemorris house and Woodlands
County Kilkenny
Ireland
Nigel Borrington


Kilkenny landscape photography : Ballybay Wind farm, county Kilkenny

Ballybay Wind Farm, near Tullaroan

Renewable energy company Gaelectric has completed a €38 million financing agreement with AIB for the construction of two wind farms in Co Kilkenny.

Ballybay Wind Farm, near Tullaroan, will feature six Enercon turbines generating 13.8MW of electricity, which will meet the demand of about 9,300 homes.

Foyle Wind Farm will have four Enercon turbines generating 9.6MW, Gaelectric said, and will meet the demand of about 6,500 homes.

Operational in 2017

Both wind farms are expected to become operational during the second quarter of 2017.


Through the Gate Down the Lane, gareth culshaw

Kilkenny through the tress 4

Irish Landscapes, County Kilkenny
Nigel Borrington

Through the Gate Down the Lane

Through the gate down the lane
all the colours, splits in path
creaking, cracking, axed by frost
scythed by time.

Through the gate down the lane
footsteps left, gone to dust.
Voices in the limbs of trees
shaking leaves when the wind is in.

Through the gate down the lane
where summer has been only once.
Scorch marks of light left behind
the house is nettled, broken, still.


Irish Landscapes – Mount Juliet Estate, Co.Kilkenny

Irish Landscapes Mount Juliet Estate county Kilkenny Nigel Borrington

Irish Landscapes
Mount Juliet Estate
county Kilkenny
Nigel Borrington

Mount Juliet was built in 1757 by the Earl of Carrick in compliment to his wife, Lady Juliana (Juliet). This estate has very strong Norman associations and in particular with the great Butler family.

Mount Juliet Estate House Kilkenny Nigel Borrintgon

The estate was originally two separate estates called Walton’s Grove and Ballylinch. The Waltons were the owners until 1653 when they were dispossessed by Oliver Cromwell. It later fell into the hands of King James II. It was then sold to a Mr Sweet, followed by a Mr Kendal who changed it’s name to ‘Kendal’s Grove’ in 1719. Mr Kendal left the entire property to the local Rev. Bushe who retrieved an important portfolio for him after being ‘mugged’ by a highway!

Mount Juliet Estate golf Kilkenny Nigel Borrintgon

Rev. Bushe was wildly extravagant, ran up enormous debts and eventually sold the estate to his neighbour, the Earl of Carrick. It remained in this family from the 1750s until 1914, when the present Earl sold the estate to the McCalmont family who lived here until quite recently.

Mount Juliet Estate river Kilkenny Nigel Borrintgon

Mount Juliet Estate Stud Kilkenny Nigel Borrintgon


Monday Morning Poems – Dark Wood, Dark Water, by – Sylvia Plath

Dark water dark wood

Dark Wood, Dark Water

By : Sylvia Plath

This wood burns a dark
Incense. Pale moss drips
In elbow-scarves, beards

From the archaic
Bones of the great trees.
Blue mists move over

Dark water Mondays 2

A lake thick with fish.
Snails scroll the border
Of the glazed water

With coils of ram’s-horn.
Out in the open
Down there the late year

Dark water Mondays 3

Hammers her rare and
Various metals.
Old pewter roots twist

Up from the jet-backed
Mirror of water
And while the air’s clear

Dark water Mondays 1

Hourglass sifts a
Drift of goldpieces
Bright waterlights are

Sliding their quoits one
After the other
Down boles of the fir.


Images of County Kilkenny. Ireland – Tales from the river bank .

Irish Landscape Photography Tales from the River bank Nigel Borrington

Irish Landscape Photography
Tales from the River bank
Nigel Borrington

A Gallery for Friday, images from the many river banks of county Kilkenny, Ireland .

Tales from the river bank, a Gallery

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Pictures from the river bank 01

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Kilkenny Landscape Photography : Kells Priory on a Foggy Sunday into Monday Morning.

Kells Priory County Kilkenny Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Kells Priory
County Kilkenny
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

I took these images late yesterday afternoon at Kells Priory , County Kilkenny. Sunday was a foggy day here with the mist on the ground all day into this morning but the old remains of the priory looked so gray and haunted in the fog.

Last night I found this poem, it relates more to a castle in Scotland but fits so well how kells cal look on a foggy winters day.

A Castle Old And Grey

By : Alexander Anderson

I never see a castle
That is gaunt and grey and grim,
But my thoughts at once go backward
To the past so misty and dim.

To the time when tower and turret,
Kept watch far over the vale;
And along the sounding draw-bridge
Rode knights in their suits of mail.

I see the sunshine glancing
On helmet, pennon, and spear;
And hear from the depth of the forest,
A bugle calling clear.

I fill the hall with visions
Of ladies rich in their bloom;
And stately knights in armour,
And waving with feather and plume.

If I climb the broken stairway,
Where the stone is smooth and fine,
I hear a rustle and whisper,
And footsteps in front of mine.

Whisper of youth and maiden,
As they met in the long ago;
His deep and strong and manly,
Hers tender and sweet and low.

But maiden and youth have vanished,
Away from the scene and the light;
Gone, too, the high-born lady,
And the plumed and armoured knight.

Only the grey old castle,
Of crumbling stone and lime,
Still stands to speak of the ages,
And the iron footsteps of Time.

Kells Priory , county Kilkenny on a foggy day

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Monday Morning , First light of day , A Poem By : Beverly Gelene

The Light from over the hill  Kilkenny Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Light from over the hill
Kilkenny Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Monday mornings, well some come easy, some others come a little harder with inspiration hard to find !!!

I am finding this Monday morning lands right between the two posts, so maybe a poem and an image or two will help to get the week moving along its way 🙂 🙂

First Light of Day

By : Gelene Beverly

Listen to the quiet peaceful dawn.
Sun touching the rim of spaces’ night.
Stars fading to brushes of paint
In whirlwinds of dusk colored breezes.
Passing away the moon’s guard
To the light of the sun’s shift begins
Now sweeping into a new day.


Kilkenny Landscape Photography : The Simple things – A line of trees.

Kilkenny Landscape Photography Nigel Borrington

Kilkenny Landscape Photography
Nigel Borrington

Most of the time when I am out taking Landscape pictures, its the simple things that catch my attention, like this simple line of trees at one end of a large woodland, set in the hills above Windgap, county Kilkenny.

When trees are young like these ones they are planted very close together. later this area will be thinned out and half these trees will be cut down so that there is space for the best trees to develop and grow, the cut trees will be sold as firewood so it is not wasted.

There are so many things we just don’t notice, I think this is one thing I love most about doing about Landscape photography, it makes you look at and see things so often lost in the bigger picture of daily life.


Kilkenny Landscape Photography

Kilkenny Landscape Photography On the Forest Road Nigel Borrington

Kilkenny Landscape Photography
On the Forest Road
Nigel Borrington

Way back in the year, February 2014 our forests here in county KIlkenny lost a lot of their trees due to very bad storms with high winds, it has taken almost ten months to clear most of this damage but the task is almost complete.

While out walking yesterday I noticed that the last of the many forest areas had been cleared of it fallen trees, I guess this is a great point to reach as the job of planting many new trees can now begin.

Kilkenny Landscape Photography, on the forest road : Gallery

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