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The Lovely Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle is a 15th-century castle built by the O'Donnell clan.  It is located in the center of what is now Donegal town northwest Ireland.  My wife and I stopped here while driving up the western coast of Ireland.

The day we stopped no one else was visting.  It was like we owned the castle!  Just walking around by ourselves and soaking up the history.  Upstairs they have the story of the castle with some displays that show the castle at various times in the past.  It is interesting to see how the castle evolved and grew over time.

Until next time...

Wyman

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A Mad Man's Home is his Castle - Neuschwanstein

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Many things could be said about this castle.  It is an awesome sight and, frankly, my picture does not do it justice.  If the castle looks familiar that's because it has been the inspiration for castles in several movies and such including Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle.

The castle is named Neuschwanstein and was built by a mad man, King Ludwig II.  This was just one of his many castles and palaces.   One thing that is amazing to me is the castle was built in the 1870s and 1880s.  I always think castles like this were built in ancient times.

This photo was taken from a Marien Brücke (or Mary's Bridge).  It was named after the king's mother.

Until next time...

Wyman