The center of Newcastle town.
The old Norman fort, built around the 1100s which gave Newcastle it's name.
Because the church is still hallowed ground, it's now used as a burial ground, inside and out.
The view from the mountain looking down at the house.
And looking into the Knockmealdown mountains. This was in February (spring in Ireland) which accounts for the brown colors.
On the mountain.
A paleolithic tomb marker on the mountain looking over the fields and towns to the north, below. The orientation seems to be east-west, the path of the sun. The hills and fields of this area are dotted with Christian and Pagan sites.
Heading into the mountains towards Mount Mellery Abbey.
The remnants of what is called a "famine cottage". People lived here until the time of the Famine and either emigrated to America or England or died.