Photographer's Note

Today a spring photo taken in charming Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
You can see here the ruins of Maynooth Castle.
From startpage.ie:
"Located approximately 30 kilometers west of Dublin and 13 kilometers northeast of Clane, this gray-walled castle stands right beside the gates of St.Patrick's College. This was originally granted to Maurice Fitzgerald by Strongbow (Richard de Clare Pembroke) in 1176 to serve as protection from the native Irish. Late in the 1400s, Maynooth Castle served as the center of the Geraldine powerbase. During the reign of Gareth Og, the 9th earl, this castle served as the center of political power and culture.
The castle's keep is a notable structure. Being the largest of its kind in Ireland, it was built in 1203. If you would be given a chance to look around the keep, of which I am not sure if it is the original, you are going to find an exhibition about the history of the castle and the family.
Though it is worthwhile to be explored, visits to the keep are by guided tour only. If you are lucky, you might just catch some exhibitions that are done occasionally. You may also get to attend some of their concerts too, and lectures, if that interests you. The great thing about visiting this place is that the guided tours are for free, therefore there is no need to pay for admission fees."
This beautiful car (unfortunately, not mine)is the Alfa Romeo GT. One of best looking coupés on European market in last years. I love Alfas and other Italian cars. Just the art pieces on wheels.
Thank you for seeing!

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