Tyrone House, County Galway

Just as the muddy waters ebbed quietly at the shore, so too have you now receded. Like a thousand tiny specs of sand, so too were you lost to the bay.
— Claire Loader

There is a determination about Tyrone House – standing forlorn yet unbroken, like an old war horse too stubborn to finally let its legs rest.  Instead, it faces out to the bay, windows now strung with ivy, the tatters of a once great house, beaming defiance to the sea.

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Menlo Castle, County Galway

And then night fell and there you were
in the space that sits between
the silky stitches that link reality
the fabric of my dreams.
— Claire Loader

Sitting silently on the banks of the River Corrib, Menlo Castle is a twilight haven only a stone’s throw from the city of Galway. Best visited in the quiet hours of a summer evening, the tranquil setting is nothing but breathtaking, the sad monument watching from the trees the only hint of her tragic history.

Click here to read my short story inspired by the beautiful cemetery at Menlo.

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