From the legends of the early Mesolithic settlements and the folklore of Gaelic Ireland to invasions by the Vikings, the rise of Christianity, feudal wars and civil wars; the history of Ireland has been violent, fascinating and complicated. Luckily there still are many remaining buildings, ruins, castles and forts to help us understand and to allow us to look back at how things were hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
Let’s take a look at the wonderful Irish heritage in this new photo essay.
This is the second in a series of three photo essays about Ireland. The first one was about the colorful and lively Irish Streets.
(UPDATE: The third one is about the stunning Irish Coast.)
Some further reading: