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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday: The Grey Abbey…..Part II

Today I’m joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday……please take a look to see what the other participants have in store for you.

I’m continuing my photos and post from Monday on the Grey Abbey…..you can see the first post here if you missed it.

Several of these photos were taken from the internet but most of them were taken by me on our visit to the Grey Abbey in Northern Ireland.

 

 

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I usually try to photograph some of the signs as they help me remember all the dates and other info about the places we’re visiting.

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Because I’m interested in history and family ancestry, these old grave yards really are very intriguing to me.

 

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Some of the ancient grave markers in this old cemetery….these grave stones are not the oldest in this cemetery….if I remember right, some of them that were still readable were from the 1500’s.

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Thanks for stopping by to visit…..please leave a comment to let me know you were here.

18 comments:

vignette design said...

This is fascinating. I find old graves interesting too. These are amazing to say the least! Great post!

Debbie said...

This is awesome!!~ I love history too! I posted a site outdoor post as well....thanks for sharing your awesome photo's!~

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I would have had chills standing there! It must have been so beautiful in person.

kim said...

So interesting to see the old church structures left standing after all this time.

Ebie said...

The old stones and graves are very interesting! Its eerily beautiful!

Ms. Bake-it said...

How beautiful and fascinating! I have always been intrigued by old cemeteries.

~ Tracy

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

What a lovely place to visit!! Lucky girl!


Happy OW!!!

Sistertex said...

I am really interested in these types of things as well. Very nice post, great photos.

Jeanne said...

Hi Lenore, I have always wanted to go to Ireland. Your photos are all wonderful. I know you had an awesome time there.
Hugs, Jeanne

Marsha said...

I really enjoyed this post and I find old graveyards fascinating as well. I can't believe etchings from the 1500s are still readable - just amazing.

Diann said...

Wow, absolutely awesome picture! It has been fun visiting Ireland with you!

Monica@The White Bench said...

OMG Lenore! What a stunning building!
I love places like that, I wish I could visit Ireland one day!
My current post is about Scotland ;))
Have a beautiful rest of the week,
Monica.

I'm Just a Southern Girl said...

I too love the old cemetaries,this one is wonderful!
SG

Patriotic Mom said...

I am loving the graveyard pics! I never thought to take pictures of a graveyard. The headstones and history are so intriguing. I enjoyed your pictures, thank you, Joan

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet lady...

I just read your sweet note and had to come by...it's been a little while since we've visited! I hope that my note finds you well, my friend! Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my tea table...and for leaving such a sweet note!!!

Well my dear, what a blessing to have traveled to Ireland! Ireland is still on my list of places to visit! I've been to several countries in Europe but not Ireland! It looks fabulous and the Grey Abbey is simply spectacular!!! Ohh my...can you imagine...touching the walls of a building that was errected in the 1100's? I always stand in awe of that fact!!! That's how I felt while we were in Europe...to see and touch something sooo old..it's mind boggling!!! Loved all of your grand photos, my friend!!! They just confirm my desire to go to Ireland!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

June said...

oh my, this is so fascinating Lenore. How lucky you arre to have seen this in person. It's amazing isn't it. Thank you for taking me along.
hugs

Cindy said...

What a great post, and what history! I live in Canada where our history stops about 150 years ago, but to read something thaat says "the last FIVE centurie" unbelievable! Very interesting, thanks for the look!
cindy s

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I would love to visit this place someday. It looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.