18 responses to “Rock of Fergus”

  1. Kevin M.

    Hi Jim:

    I love the history of these pictures that you presented! That made it much more fascinating for me. I would love to be able to do a castle tour at some point in my life!


  2. Terrific Tonya Heathco

    Jim, Another great post. I’ve developed the habit of visiting your blog whenever I need a mini-vacation. Finding you and your talent for writing is such a blessing to me. All the places I thought I would never see suddenly come to life for me through your words. While you wrote about the castle, I felt I was there. You have a true gift my friend –

  3. kevin schmidt

    Hi Jim,

    Great article!

    That castle looks very interesting. and the town looks beautiful.

    It looks like you had a great trip!
    I’m glad you didn’t get stuck in the dungeon;)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Talk soon,


  4. Eliane Carbajal

    That castle looks gorgeous!! I cant wait to go to Ireland and visit all the magical places you do on all your adventures. The pictures are precious too… I’m starting to think you take the sun with you everywhere you go!!

  5. Joyce Penner

    You are an excellent photographer. Those pictures are incredible and I was especially drawn to the living quarters. I’m so glad there are people who recognize we need to preserve our heritage. History is fascinating and to walk the walk where others walked hundreds of years ago is magical.

    Thanks Jim.

  6. Yasser Khan

    Hi Jim,

    Castles do seem to hold a lot of sway over our collective imaginations, and especially photo images like the ones you take invoke Disney-inspired memories of tales and movies revolving around imposing castles.

    Wishing you well on your journeys. Keep travelling and writing about them.


  7. Trevor Barrett

    Jim yet another brilliantly written an pictured article.
    You obviously are very much in love with Europe and all its glories as that comes across in your writings.
    You have now reached Ireland I see. There are plenty more treasures for you to dig out there.

  8. Debbie@Invisible Heartstrings

    Your writing is so enjoyable I feel like I’ve just taken a tour. Thank you for bringing to life the beautiful history of this castle. I really felt like I was there.

  9. Debi Talbert

     Thanks so much Jim for sharing your travel experiences. I travel the world as a Flight Attendant and love read all our stories. Love learning history this way.  

  10. Brandon Wraith

     Hey Jim, I want to go see all of these castles now, I am digging that large chess set LOL. I want to get one of those down the line for myself. Great job of portraying the areas you visited. Thanks for sharing!

    Brandon Wraith
    Knowledge is POWER

    1. Willena Flewelling

      How about that large Snakes & Ladders game! LOL

  11. Steve Nicholas

    Great post, Jim! These sites are truly amazing. I think that it is very interesting to see so many things that one can’t see anywhere else. After all, there aren’t too many castles here in the US 😉

  12. Willena Flewelling

    I love seeing these photos of the land of my ancestry! My younger brother has been to Ireland, but no one else in the family has. Seeing your pictures almost makes me feel as if I am right there. Almost.

    I also appreciate how you include the history with your photos.

    Willena Flewelling

  13. CJ Priestley

     I love the and pardon the expression “medieval” look to the castles and the over all look of the buildings. Those inside shots almost look museum like. Although I dont play that large chess set looks nice. 

    Just curious but what kind of camera do you use for your trips?

  14. Pastorsherry

    Hi Jim,

    I love traveling with you!  I couldn’t resist this Irish post, as I’m fascinated with the Scots-Irish part of the world.  Those rooms make living there look like a wonderful idea, although I think I’d miss some modern conveniences.  Not to mention all the fighting and conquests.  But what a beautiful land of history and mystery!

  15. Monika Genehr

    Jim, the photo The Village of Carrickfergus from the Rock of Fergus struck me as unusual and then I realized why: there’s not one speck of green in the picture that I could detect. Just like this picture is beautiful (especially on this rare sunny day), so was taking this trip with you to a part of the world I have yet to experience myself.   

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    I’m really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one today..

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