So the day has arrived and we are working hard to welcome visitors this evening, One little boy has been practising "The Neamstown Shore" and all about the Black Castle. Would that the other two boys were as diligent in preparing for their debuts as Tour Guides and Buskers ! We have done a 50/50 deal where they get 50% of what they earn and the rest goes to the castle fund ! I hope that sounds fair ? Our last castle is the Fortified Parish Church of St.Nicholas. Please be respectful of the graves of our family members and local people which are within the church and around the other side in the graveyard. Which is the piscina, which is the aumbry and which photograph shows the sedilia ? Come on down this afternoon and we will tell you ! Forgive the "Arty" photographs ! I should have left the "Art" to the artist Mags Codd whose exhibition is stunning. http://www.magscodd.com/
This is the Cowboy's Chapel, a fortified church and tower. Above you can see the wonderful rib vault, but what other vault was over the gallery ? Come and see for yourself this Saturday from 3 - 7 p.m. or on one of the other four Saturdays that the site is open this summer.
Art Exhibition by Mags Codd.http://www.magscodd.com/
This is probably not what you were expecting to see ! The 5th castle is Nanny's house so no photographs today. Anyway, this is a very important day for some of us as Bishop Brennan comes to bless the brand shiny new Scoil Mhaodhóig Poulfur ! I am the fourth generation of teachers in almost unbroken service who have served in the schools in the parish since the late 1800's and just for today, Poulfur, Fethard-on-Sea, is the centre of the universe !