Saturday, June 8, 2013

Ardagh Part III - 2013

Part III of photos I took in Ardagh, Co. Longford, Ireland! (Don't forget to check out Part I and Part II)

I cannot find a name of this church and graveyard. As far as I can tell its usually called The Old Church and Graveyard. A medieval church was believe to have originally stood at this site. ‘Big Pat Farrell’ a leader of the insurgents at the battle of Granard where he was killed in Sept. 1798 is suppose to have been buried there. It is very overgrown at the moment so we couldn't get a look at the graves to see if we could see any names or anything. There was nettles everywhere and we were both wearing shorts so we could only walk inside of it and back.
 


First photo above: The Old Church and St. Patrick's Church of Ireland in the distance.
Left & Right: The entrance to the Old Church and some of the graves around it.
Don't forget to click for full view!


Inside there is a tomb protected by an iron rail. Luckily just around to the right the rail is all coming apart and you can sneak in.



The tomb reads:
"Father keep through Thy own name
those whom Thou hast given me
Thine they are"
I have no idea who the tomb is actually for. There is a plaque above it that maybe tells you something about it but it was very wore and overgrown.


Inside the church when you look out one of the windows there was a little flower growing on the ledge. I tried to get the tomb and trees lit up in the sun in the photo as well.


Before we left Ardagh I got a shot of the road and lovely trees making an arch as you drive out. So pretty!



That's all of the photos of Ardagh! I will have to visit again as there is a few more things to get photos of including their Clock Tower which I couldn't get a shot of because the sun was right behind it and you wouldn't have been able to see it! I plan to visit sometime again in the evening with softer light and see what shots it gives me. 

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