Recently, I came upon a wonderful website by Tarquin Blake, Abandoned Ireland which I wanted to share. Tarquin is an "Architectural explorer, photographer & historian" with a passion for unlocking the mysteries of the many abandoned mansions which lie decaying, in fields all over Ireland.
As you take the virtual photographic tours found on his website, of the buildings he has explored over recent years, you get a remarkable glimpse of how the priviledged classes lived & how now, sadly, these once beautiful country mansions have crumbled.
RTE Nationwide interviewed Tarquin Blake & this clip below of that documentary, gives us some insight into Tarquin's passion & the important task he has undertaken to preserve the history of these decaying structures.
|Tyrone House, Co. Galway|