The inside of Merlin Castle!

posted in infrared, ireland, photo with 7 comments

Exploration of any ruined structure can be incredibly dangerous, and every care should be taken to ensure your safety.

There were no ‘no trespassing’ signs posted outside of Merlin Castle, and the door had already been forced open by local teenagers, so I assume that my crime was, at most, unauthorized access.

Given how stoutly Merlin Castle is usually locked and barred, the open door was a wardrobe-to-Narnia invitation. The interior of the fortified house is intact, to the point that I could navigate the interior stairs up onto the roof of the castle, explore most of the rooms and cells and even make it into the cellar below the main floor. A combined lack of either torch or flashgun and the time with which to explore prevented more photographs, although now I really want to get back out to Merlin Woods and into the castle again before I leave for American on Wednesday.

Merlin Castle exterior
Merlin Castle exterior
Merlin Castle exterior
Merlin Castle interior
Merlin Castle interior
Merlin Castle interior
Merlin Castle interior
Merlin Castle interior

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  • Jen

    Saturday May 12, 2007 at 04:02

    I’ll be very, very disappointed if you don’t get some pictures of the inside.

  • Jen

    Saturday May 12, 2007 at 04:04

    Nevermind, I checked your Flickr photos. Get more.

  • Mark

    Saturday May 12, 2007 at 20:25

    Yes ma’am

  • aimee

    Sunday May 13, 2007 at 20:40

    Did you get more?

  • Latchiko

    Monday May 14, 2007 at 09:51

    Nice work! I particularly like the first infrared, very nice.

  • Mark

    Monday May 14, 2007 at 13:07

    Right as I type this I’m on my way out the door to get some more – hopefully all will go well.

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