Dún Chathail

For recent visitors to Ireland, Dún Chathail (Charles Fort) marks either the beginning or the end of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ depending on which end you begin. For such an impressive stronghold it’s hard to imagine it ever being captured. Taken it was though in 1690 during the Williamite–Jacobite War, a turning point in Irish […]

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Welcome to Ireland

This image taken from the lookout over Conor Pass on the Dingle Peninsula typifies the extraordinary beauty of Ireland. I’ve been coming to Ireland now for the past fifteen years thanks in part to my beautiful Irish girl Jennifer, the engaging warmth of the Irish people and to the breathtaking beauty of the land. So […]

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One Last Hurrah

It’s not the best image being limited to my seat and hand holding my camera but the final parade of the Edinburgh Tattoo on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle seems like a fitting image to farewell this amazing city. One last hurrah before leaving Edinburgh and Scotland. Photo: Robert Rath, ‘One Last Hurrah’, 1/30s f/4 […]

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Beam Me Up Scotty

Scott Monument is an imposing and somewhat unusual structure part of the Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. The hecklers deride its appearance as an object pulled from the top of some European cathedral and plonked on the ground. Others simply marvel at its simple design but intricate detail. The monument itself was commissioned in 1838 to […]

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Tattoo You Too

Two years ago I would never have imagined I’d be here in Edinburgh attending what is claimed to be ‘The greatest show on Earth’. A year ago I started entertaining the idea of visiting Scotland but the reason has nothing to do with liking military band performances. Around two years ago two of my very […]

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