Clifden Castle - The Clifden Castle was built in 1818 for John D’Arcy the founder of Clifden. The Gothic Revival Style castle was the main living place for the D’Arcy family. The land surrounding the castle was the first drained and reclaimed by John D’Arcy in the Clifden area.

Clifden Castle was built with fantastic features in the early 1800’s including an entry tower with two round turrets, a rounded tower to the southeast, and a square tower. The estate faces south and overlooks Clifden Bay. On the lands of the manor house to the west, there was a large enclosed farmyard, which included the worker’s cottages, stable, grain store, and coachhouse. Next to that was a walled garden, with a pond and a well near there. Also on the Demesne are the remains of a ‘marine temple’ made of sea shells on the stream to the east of the Castle. There is a large gateway on the property, built in 1815 in medieval style. D’Arcy had erected several standing stone on the property, four of which remain along the winding path between the gateway and Clifden Castle today. One stone is believed to be a genuine prehistoric worked stone, brought in from another place, but no one knows for sure. When the Eyre Family bought the estate 1850 some additional features were added including a new thatched roof, and other decorative features which can be seen in the dilapidated manor today. This also added a children’s graveyard to the north, originally for the 3 Eyre children who died in the 1880’s.

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Mary Rosse’s Darkroom Reconstruction by Sherwood Harrington on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Lady Mary Rosse, wife of the Third Earl of Rosse (who designed and built the giant “Leviathan of Parsonstown” telescope) was a multi-talented person. Among other pursuits, she became a pioneer in photography during the mid-1800s. She and her husband set up a photo/chemical laboratory, a darkroom, in one of the basement rooms of the castle in the 1840s, a room that was in use by the family until 1908. Between then and the 1980’s the room was essentially abandoned and forgotten (you can forget about rooms, I suppose, if your house has 88 of them.) When re-opened in 1983, it provided a time capsule of sorts to historians of technology, since all of the chemicals and other materials were in tact.

The room is now being reconstructed on the second floor of the Birr Castle Demesne Historic Science Centre, with an attempt to reproduce it as faithfully as possible with the exception of lighting (which needs to be enhanced so visitors can actually see the things in it.)

demesnes replied to your postdemesnes replied to your post: i’m gonna be…

I WISH I COULD DO CLEVELAND. But that would never happen. fml Whatever. haha I have no money anyway between Christmas and working two days a week and such. XD I’m glad we met too!

I’m trying so hard to go, but alas my parents are super-paranoid about letting me go eight hours away by myself. ugh. >.<
Yes, when their next shows come around we should definitely all go together :D JERSEY TBM FANS UNITE!

A Castle of Forests // A mix for The Fingerkings and their eerie demesne.

Alice in Wonderland REMIX // Odezenne | Fever Dream (Premonitions) // Matt Gullstrand | Through the Looking Glass // devastat | Alice // Pogo | Eldritch Spires // Graham Southern | Frontier Psychiatrist // The Avalanches | Black Out Days // Phantogram | Labyrinth // Black Tar Heroines | Hazey // Glass Animals | Sleep City // Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan | Sleep in WhiteWonderland // triangle eyes

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viridian-sun asked:

i think the writers are shipping elloge and oramus. i mean, two artstic oversouls, loving one another... i could see it.

Wait, Oramus is an artist-type ? :check his Demesne/Manse theme: Dang, I never realize the connection between uniqueness, crazy and art X’D

Fionn MacCumhaill and his Hounds by Rina Whyte, 2010. Steel. Exit 12 of the M7, Kildare, Ireland.

The sculpture came about following a consultation with Kildare County Council who wished to commission a significant landmark sculpture to celebrate Kildare’s colourful history and folklore and the presence of the Military in the area since earliest times and up to the present day. Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Fianna are genuine historical figures whose deeds and life stories have been embellished through time, myth and legend. There are many tales of their acts of bravery and magic. They were hunters and warriors, the bravest, the swiftest, the strongest and made the wild places of Ireland their demesne. Fionn, their last leader, was larger than life and always accompanied by his two hounds, Bran and Sceolan, who were actually his nephews transformed into hunting dogs by evil sorcery.

The Hill of Allen was the home of Fionn MacCumhaill and the headquarters of the Fianna, it can be seen from the site of the sculpture.

Fionn and his Hounds are a powerful symbol of strength and protection and they now stand guard once again in County Kildare.

~ Kildare County Council Arts Service

                                               & SEAVOICED.

    HE NEEDN’T MAKE THE ACQUAINTANCE WITH ANOTHER ROYAL SO LONG AS SHE WAS WITH HIM (SHE ILLUSTRATED A VERY COLORFUL PICTURE). It was refreshing, to be in the company of one so BLITHE AND GAY; of late he had been quite morbid and less assured (that was, of his own self). He had found a DELICATE REMEDY in his travels; exotic demesnes, new lands, the OPEN SEA.

“I’m sure he’s as wonderful as you say …
  but the puffy sleeves aren’t really my style.”

One Hundred Most Beautiful Words in the English Language

Ailurophile A cat-lover.

Assemblage A gathering.

Becoming Attractive.

Beleaguer To exhaust with attacks.

Brood To think alone.

Bucolic In a lovely rural setting.

Bungalow A small, cozy cottage.

Chatoyant Like a cat’s eye.

Comely Attractive.

Conflate To blend together.

Cynosure A focal point of admiration.

Dalliance A brief love affair.

Demesne Dominion, territory.

Demure Shy and reserved.

Denouement The resolution of a mystery.

Desuetude Disuse.

Desultory Slow, sluggish.

Diaphanous Filmy.

Dissemble Deceive.

Dulcet Sweet, sugary.

Ebullience Bubbling enthusiasm.

Effervescent Bubbly.

Efflorescence Flowering, blooming.

Elision Dropping a sound or syllable in a word.

Elixir A good potion.

Eloquence Beauty and persuasion in speech.

Embrocation Rubbing on a lotion.

Emollient A softener.

Ephemeral Short-lived.

Epiphany A sudden revelation.

Erstwhile At one time, for a time.

Ethereal Gaseous, invisible but detectable.

Evanescent Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time.

Evocative Suggestive.

Fetching Pretty.

Felicity Pleasantness.

Forbearance Withholding response to provocation.

Fugacious Fleeting.

Furtive Shifty, sneaky.

Gambol To skip or leap about joyfully.

Glamour Beauty.

Gossamer The finest piece of thread, a spider’s silk.

Halcyon Happy, sunny, care-free.

Harbinger Messenger with news of the future.

Imbrication Overlapping and forming a regular pattern.

Imbroglio An altercation or complicated situation.

Imbue To infuse, instill.

Incipient Beginning, in an early stage.

Ineffable Unutterable, inexpressible.

Ingénue A naïve young woman.

Inglenook A cozy nook by the hearth.

Insouciance Blithe nonchalance.

Inure To become jaded.

Labyrinthine Twisting and turning.

Lagniappe A special kind of gift.

Lagoon A small gulf or inlet.

Languor Listlessness, inactivity.

Lassitude Weariness, listlessness.

Leisure Free time.

Lilt To move musically or lively.

Lissome Slender and graceful.

Lithe Slender and flexible.

Love Deep affection.

Mellifluous Sweet sounding.

Moiety One of two equal parts.

Mondegreen A slip of the ear.

Murmurous Murmuring.

Nemesis An unconquerable archenemy.

Offing The sea between the horizon and the offshore.

Onomatopoeia A word that sounds like its meaning.

Opulent Lush, luxuriant.

Palimpsest A manuscript written over earlier ones.

Panacea A solution for all problems

Panoply A complete set.

Pastiche An art work combining materials from various sources.

Penumbra A half-shadow.

Petrichor The smell of earth after rain.

Plethora A large quantity.

Propinquity Proximity; Nearness

Pyrrhic Successful with heavy losses.

Quintessential Most essential.

Ratatouille A spicy French stew.

Ravel To knit or unknit.

Redolent Fragrant.

Riparian By the bank of a stream.

Ripple A very small wave.

Scintilla A spark or very small thing.

Sempiternal Eternal.

Seraglio Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.

Serendipity Finding something nice while looking for something else.

Summery Light, delicate or warm and sunny.

Sumptuous Lush, luxurious.

Surreptitious Secretive, sneaky.

Susquehanna A river in Pennsylvania.

Susurrous Whispering, hissing.

Talisman A good luck charm.

Tintinnabulation Tinkling.

Umbrella Protection from sun or rain.

Untoward Unseemly, inappropriate.

Vestigial In trace amounts.

Wafture Waving.

Wherewithal The means.

Woebegone Sorrowful, downcast.

1. Ailurophile- A cat-lover.
2. Beleaguer- To exhaust with attacks.
3. Brood- To think alone.
4. Bucolic- In a lovely rural setting.
5. Chatoyant- Like a cat’s eye.
6. Comely- Attractive.
7. Conflate- To blend together.
8. Cynosure- A focal point of admiration.
9. Dalliance- A brief love affair.
10. Demesne- Dominion, territory.
11. Demure- Shy and reserved.
12. Denouement- The resolution of a mystery.
13. Desuetude- Disuse.
14. Desultory- Slow, sluggish.
15. Diaphanous- Filmy.
16. Dissemble- Deceive.
17. Dulcet- Sweet, sugary.
18. Ebullience- Bubbling enthusiasm.
19. Effervescent- Bubbly.
20. Efflorescence- Flowering, blooming.
21. Elision- Dropping a sound or syllable in a word.
22. Elixir- A good potion.
23. Eloquence- Beauty and persuasion in speech.
24. Embrocation- Rubbing on a lotion.
25. Emollient- A softener.
26. Ephemeral- Short-lived.
27. Epiphany- A sudden revelation.
28. Erstwhile- At one time, for a time.
29. Ethereal- Gaseous, invisible but detectable.
30. Evanescent- Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time.
31. Evocative- Suggestive.
32. Fetching- Pretty.
33. Felicity- Pleasantness.
34. Forbearance- Withholding response to provocation.
35. Fugacious- Fleeting.
36. Furtive- Shifty, sneaky.
37. Gambol- To skip or leap about joyfully.
38. Glamour- Beauty.
39. Gossamer- The finest piece of thread, a spider’s silk.
40. Halcyon- Happy, sunny, care-free.
41. Harbinger- Messenger with news of the future.
42. Imbrication- Overlapping and forming a regular pattern.
43. Imbroglio- An altercation or complicated situation.
44. Imbue- To infuse, instill.
45. Incipient- Beginning, in an early stage.
46. Ineffable- Unutterable, inexpressible.
47. Ingénue- A naïve young woman.
48. Inglenook- A cozy nook by the hearth.
49. Insouciance- Blithe nonchalance.
50. Inure- To become jaded.
51. Labyrinthine- Twisting and turning.
52. Lagniappe- A special kind of gift.
53. Lagoon- A small gulf or inlet.
54. Languor- Listlessness, inactivity.
55. Lassitude- Weariness, listlessness.
56. Leisure- Free time.
57. Lilt- To move musically or lively.
58. Lissome- Slender and graceful.
59. Lithe- Slender and flexible.
60. Love- Deep affection.
61. Mellifluous- Sweet sounding.
62. Moiety- One of two equal parts.
63. Mondegreen- A slip of the ear.
64. Murmurous- Murmuring.
65. Nemesis- An unconquerable archenemy.
66. Offing- The sea between the horizon and the offshore.
67. Onomatopoeia- A word that sounds like its meaning.
68. Opulent- Lush, luxuriant.
69. Palimpsest- A manuscript written over earlier ones.
70. Panacea- A solution for all problems
71. Panoply- A complete set.
72. Pastiche- An art work combining materials from various sources.
73. Penumbra- A half-shadow.
74. Petrichor- The smell of earth after rain.
75. Plethora- A large quantity.
76. Propinquity- An inclination.
77. Pyrrhic- Successful with heavy losses.
78. Quintessential- Most essential.
79. Ratatouille- A spicy French stew.
80. Ravel- To knit or unknit.
81. Redolent- Fragrant.
82. Riparian- By the bank of a stream.
83. Ripple -A very small wave.
84. Scintilla- A spark or very small thing.
85. Sempiternal- Eternal.
86. Seragli-o Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.
87. Serendipity- Finding something nice while looking for something else.
88. Summery- Light, delicate or warm and sunny.
89. Sumptuous- Lush, luxurious.
90. Surreptitious- Secretive, sneaky.
91. Susquehanna- A river in Pennsylvania.
92. Susurrous- Whispering, hissing.
93. Talisman- A good luck charm.
94. Tintinnabulation- Tinkling.
95. Umbrella- Protection from sun or rain.
96. Untoward- Unseemly, inappropriate.
97. Vestigial- In trace amounts.
98. Wafture- Waving.
99. Wherewithal- The means.
100. Woebegone- Sorrowful or downcast.
The Sun’s Son

What says “Family Bonding” more than plotting to kill your own Granddaughter — Shah Firdews the Just

Firdews inherited a far, far weaker Shahdom than the one his father had departed; crippled by the division of his holdings amongst his brothers and half-brothers. Knowing this was his father’s greatest regret, he returned to his father’s greatest efforts; hoping to reform the Zunist Faith and leave his realm to one son alone. Yet to do this he needed not only a powerful demesne of his own but the moral authority to convince the Priests to change.

To do either he needed realms to conquer but his father, in his power and ambition, had consumed all the petty-states that surrounded them and left only sizable Kingdoms in India to the east and the immense force of the Abbasid ruled Arabian Empire to the west. His father had been known for the number of enemies he’d vanquished, but if Firdews was to come close to the Venerated Shah he would need to be known for might of the enemies he’d conquer.

Read the AAR for the reign of Firdews the Just, second Shah of Afghanistan, by clicking either link on this page!


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demesn-e asked:

prague, madrid, and sorrento!

  • Prague: What is your favorite season?

I would say winter because it rains more, but in summer we don’t have school so that wins out over all.

  • Madrid: Describe your aesthetic.

Oh haha uh chill corpse wine mom with a hint of hipster emo weeb and a sprig of health-enthusiast crystal collector (what the hell does that even mean ? I don’t know)

  • Sorrento: What is your weakness?

I don’t know… losing control of myself when I get annoyed or want to prove something, maybe? Caring too much about dumb shit? Who knows

Send me these, please!

Doomstacks of India

I have finally hit a great big roadbump on my to conquering Rajastan, after many MANY years taking bites out of the Sunni world.

The Hindus have a Holy Order, a military group hired for Piety that only fights other religions and has no upkeep when defending against infidels… like me.

So what’s another army right? Well the Followers of Arjuna spawn 7506 soldiers on the spot. I can field, from my own Demesne about 5000 troops, 500 from retinues and maybe another 1000 with ALL of my Vassals.
That means mercenaries, expensive mercenaries who are worse still since I’m in Afghanistan - land of the giant-ass hills that take forever to traverse. Expensive mercs for other people are cripplingly expensive mercs for me.


[Heretic] The Stagnant Demesne: Part 1

More complex gimmicky goodness lies ahead in Episode 5. More Iron Liches in close quarters!