ruined castles


Allura’s Moving Castle AU

1. why? 2. why not! 3. asadahsdklsasdf

anonymous asked:

Hey! Thinking of moodboards/aesthetic, maybe along the lines of celtic/pagan stuff, scotland, castle ruins, or viking, norway, type things. I love those sorts of scenes with the forests and mountains and some water. Only if you wanted, as something to do.

is this moodboard okay? 


Kanturk Castle, County Cork, Ireland

Construction on Kanturk Castle was started in 1609 by by Dermot MacDonagh MacCarthy, who having been captured after the Battle of Kinsale in 1601, was eventually pardoned by the government. It was never completed, and remained a shell without a roof for the ensuing centuries. Either MacCarthy ran out of money, or a suspicious government terminated its construction - perhaps wary of its intended purpose.


Donegal Castle, Ireland

Donegal Castle is situated in the center of Donegal town, County Donegal in the northwest of Ireland. For most of the last two centuries, the majority of the buildings lay in ruins but the castle was almost fully restored in the late 1990s.

The castle consists of a 15th-century rectangular keep with a later Jacobean style wing. The complex is sited on a bend in the River Eske, near the mouth of Donegal Bay, and is surrounded by a 17th-century boundary wall. There is a small gatehouse at its entrance mirroring the design of the keep. Most of the stonework was constructed from locally sourced limestone with some sandstone. The castle was the stronghold of the O'Donnell clan, Lords of Tír Conaill and one of the most powerful Gaelic families in Ireland from the 5th to the 16th centuries.


Dunmahon Castle, County Louth, Ireland

Dunmahon Castle is a four storey tower house that was built in the 15th century and inhabited until the end of the 17th century. It was a stronghold of the Plunket family. The castle was the site of a massacre in the 1640’s. Accounts of what happened vary, although Cromwell’s troops are mentioned in the reports, with the number slain said to be about 250-300 people.