Ballybunion Castle was built by the Geraldines in the 14th Century. It stands on the Castle Green site of an old promontory coastal fort of the “Clann Conaire.” In 1582 the castle had been acquired from the Geraldines by the Bonyon family. In 1583 William Og Bonyon lost the castle and lands due to his part in the Desmond Rebellion. In 1612 the castle and lands were granted to Thomas Fitzmaurice 16th Lord of Kerry and Lixnaw by the English King James 6th. By 1783 Richard Hare was in possession of the castle. From 1923 onwards the castle has gone under the care of the Office of Public Works. It was destroyed in the Desmond Wars. All that remains today is this East Wall.
It stands as a memorial to the Bonyons, a proud and powerful family from whom today’s beautiful coastal town of Ballybunion takes its name.
HEY WRITER FRIENDS
there’s this amazing site called realtimeboard which is like a whiteboard where you can plan and draw webs and family trees and timelines and all that sort of stuff. you can also insert videos, documents, photos, and lots of other things. you can put notes and post-its and, best of all, you can invite other people to be on the board with you and edit together!!
this is really really awesome and a great tool for novel planning, so if you’re doing nanowrimo…. this could be good for you!!
Snow and light.
Charles A.A. Dellschau (Prussian-American, 1830-1923)
When a house in Houston caught fire in the 1960’s, 12 large, hand-bound books were rescued from the flames. These mysterious manuscripts turned out to contain more than 2500 drawings that depicted fantastical airships, as well as clippings from 19th-century newspapers collected over 20 years. The clippings describe technological advances that eventually led to inventing the airplane. The creator, Charles A. A. Dellschau, was a butcher by trade and an obsessive, self-taught artist by night. One possibility is that Dellschau might have been envisioning a secret alternate history of the invention of flight.