I don’t recall the name of this castle. I took this picture on a training day with a tour company. It was a good day out, but I never heard from them again after I raised some safety concerns about the bus.
This bridge is in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. It crosses the river from what used to be the Royal Hotel carpark to the alley leading to Military Road, and King House, which was once an army barracks. When I was growing up here, the barracks was said to be haunted by a Green Lady, (why, oh why couldn’t she have been a Red Lady? Chris DeBurg, that’s why not!). I remember my father, who was in the army, telling me of all the times he walked through it at night looking for her, and not a ghost in sight.
I don’t know anything about the woman in the photo, perhaps one day, if enough people share this post, she’ll be famous and have her own range of toiletries.
Meanwhile, King House is now a tourist attraction and cultural centre.
You can find more information here.
I took this on the bridge in Ring send one summer afternoon.