Friday, 23 September 2011

Room with a View


We went out and about today and after dithering and doddering decided to climb the Kildare Round Tower.

The Round Tower originates from the 6th century and is made of sandstone and granite.

It is the highest tower in Ireland that can be climbed.


"Oh dear" I thought "it looks very high"
and it is all climbed by ladders that are inside!
Would I be able for it.........
But wow -
it was worth the climb just to get that view! 
Isn't it just beautiful?

Linking up with and then she snapped   Scenic Sunday   Skywatch Friday  This or that Thursday

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how pretty!

Carin said...

Getting vertigo just looking at it! That's why I've not been up yet (scaredy cat, I know). Pretty though :)

Chatty Crone said...

Did I sent you Eva's blog from Ireland too? Are you near Dunlin? sandie

rainbow said...

These shots are breath taking. Makes me think of what our views well be from HEAVEN. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS POST.

rainbow (Momma Lyn)

Desiree said...

What a wonderful view and I'll bet you were feeling really pleased with yourself. I doubt I would have been brave enough to try. Amazing feat of skill that it still remains safe to climb after such a long time! 15 centuries! The mind boggles. The oldest building in SA dates back less than 400 years to 1666.

Ellie said...

That is one tall tower but what a view. Wonderful!!!!
Were you puffing when you got to the top - I would have been :)

Eva Ason said...

Wow, what a magnificent view from that tower :) These round towers has always fascinated me. Have a lovely weekend!

Jill said...

Wow! What a wonderful tower and fantastic view!

Barb and Dell said...

Wow, that is a beautiful view! I don't think I would have been able to make it to the top. I'm a chicken when it comes to heights.
Have a great weekend,
Barb

Jen of Country Weekend said...

The 6th century? That is amazing! It's very cool and what a great view and bit of history.

That corgi :) said...

Way to go! I'd be curious, how many ladders? How many stairs? But the view is astounding and definitely worth it when the top is reached! And I'm sure going down was equally as fun?

betty

andrea said...

Wow, that is so romantic. I would love to be able to climb that. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous green view. I will live vicariously through your photography, Fiona! andrea @ townandprairie

Lisa said...

Beautiful, but I would never! I feel off balance just looking at that last photo - LOL

deb duty said...

Wow! I'm impressed you climbed up all that way on ladders. It was definitely worth it for the view from up above. Really great photos! So glad you linked up with this or that thursday.

eileeninmd said...

What a cool view, wonderful photos. Have a great weekend and Happy Scenic Sunday!

Glenda said...

Just dropped over from my friend Orchid's blog. Lovely view and a nice bit of history. I have roots in Ireland and have always wanted to go there for a visit. Such an awesome country!

Claudia Moser said...

What a view indeed!

frayedattheedge said...

Oh no - I would have had to send Malcolm up with the camera - I can just about cope with sriral staircases, but not ladders!! Fabulous views.!!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Misty said...

Wow! What a cool view!
-Misty @ Through A Photographer's Eyes

J Bar said...

Awesome.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Karen said...

That's a longgggggggggg way up! Great view.

Pat MacKenzie said...

I can't imagine something built in the 6th century is stil standing. What a lot of history it's witnessed. There's nothing manmade over here that's anywhere near that old.

Little Dotty Bird said...

wooo thats looks pretty high! What an beautiful unusual and amazing tower. x and ps you are very brave!!

Rosebud Collection said...

Now that is what I call a view..wow..I don't think I could have made it..I get a little nervous with heights..Good job and beautiful pictures..

rachel said...

I never thought I was afraid of heights, but now I kind of think I might be! Thanks for showing off your shot this week!

Lynne said...

We have been in Kildare but not in the Round Tower. Does it feel claustrophobic inside? Amazing how this was built how many years ago? Have you been to Newgrange North of Dublin?

lambs and ivy designs said...

Oh Fiona,
I am so happy to have found your blog!!! You are a perfect match for all I can't do...I can't grow flowers, so I will look at yours...I am afraid of heights so I will let you climb ladders and get the great pictures...oh and thought of something else..I am in the US and couldn't get to the towers if I were not afraid og heights!! LOL

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