Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Trim Castle

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A couple of week-ends ago, I went on a little secret adventure with Emily from From China Village and Julie from Half a Dream Away. One of our destinations was Trim, a town located a mere 45 minute car journey from Dublin. Trim is mostly known for its very imposing castle, which gained some international fame after being the shooting location for Braveheart.
But, it is also the largest Norman castle in Ireland, it was built in the 12th century (say what?!) and served as a bastion during their invasion of Ireland.
Pretty impressive stuff, right? The town next to the castle is also worth a wander, if only for its charming quaintness, the pastel façades and the flowery pubs.
Oh and don't forget to visit the donkeys on your way out! You won't have trouble finding them, just follow the heehaws.

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18 comments:

Kasia Górska said...

It's always so lovely to admire your pictures! You make each and every place seem so interesting I just want to jump on a plane instantly!

moira said...

aw you're so very kind, thank you! the castle is pretty epic so if you do end up jumping on a plane, it won't be a waste of a ticket! x

TheHeadlessMannequin said...

Your pictures are beautiful - there's a lovely graininess to the first pic that makes it look like it was captured on a camera from the nineteenth century if not the twelfth :) You've just bumped Trim up my to-visit list for the next time I get to play tourist in Ireland!

moira said...

ha don't think i would've handled the 19th century well without the editing software :D hope you get to visit trim so i can see your photographical interpretation of the place x

Magda said...

I really like Trim, although the last two times I was there the donkeys were gone, there are going to sleep quite early!
I'm glad to hear you are doing well and you have excited blog trips, we should meet for a coffee, it's been a while since our last one.

Emma said...

Love these photos Moira! I was only in Trim once a couple of years ago at a friends wedding and I saw the castle all lit up at night. I'd love to go back and go for a tour.

Hope you're well!

Emma x

Emily said...

You took such lovely photos! It doesn't even look freezing! ;)

moira said...

@Magda: oh no so sad you missed the donkeys, didnt know they were early sleepers. Yes let's meet! Let me know when you're free xx

@Emma: didn't go for the tour so i'd definitely like to go back too. It must have been amazing to see the caslte lit in the dark! x

@Emily: haha i'm sure if you look close enough you could see one of these donkeys shivering :) merci! x

All things nice... said...

Beautiful images, Trim is a pretty town with all it's heritage. Thanks for sharing...

All things nice...

moira said...

it looks like there are quite a few buildings to visit, definitely warrants another visit. Thanks for your comment! x

Nancy Wilde said...

I love the atmosphere you capture in your photography. So eerie yet refreshing! I'd love to visit all those places, something tells me I'll fall in love with Ireland (:
The donkeys are too cute!!
About Breaking Bad... I feel you! I am still recovering from the last episode :/ x

Jane said...

This place looks lovely! It definitely does look straight out of a movie, haha.

Louise said...

Oh wow, I love these pictures! Everything's so picturesque and lovely. I love the sort of crisp and graininess in the photos. Ireland looks so wonderful.

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

this town is just lovely, i am so glad to be following along now. your photography is wonderful!

lindsey louise

hellomrrabbitblog.com

moira said...

@Nancy Wilde: I'm at that stage when I want to be over with, this series is way too painful to watch x

@Jane: yes i can why they picked it up! x

@Louise: yes there are some great bits here but I feel like they're often hard to reach x

@Lindsey Louise Bales: thank you very much! x

Alison said...

This post has all of my favourite things - impressive architecture, flowers, pubs, and donkeys!! Absolutely gorgeous. Especially the castle. But ~especially the donkeys.

Linn said...

That place came from my dreams to your photographs. I wish I could go there. Wonderful pictures, so sensual.

Barbara said...

I went to Dublin some years ago and I'm really looking forward going again! If I have the chance will go to this cute place, looks really amazing.

Thanks for sharing

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