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Sunset Aerial Drone from above McDermott's Castle Ruin Shell Lough Key Castle Island Overgrown when nature takes over County Roscommon Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Ireland Access 2017 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Explore #218: McDermott’s Castle, Lough Key, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #3 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ Next up we have a ruined castle which really captivated me from the moment I first saw a photo of it online… History McDermott’s castle stands on Castle Island in Lough Key, County Roscommon. The Mac Diarmada (McDermott) ruling dynasty first built a castle on the site in the 12th century, and repeatedly came under seige in the 13th century. The McDermotts lost the island in 1586, and the current folly castle was…

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Explore #38: St Peter’s Church, North Burlingham, Norfolk – March 2014

I very much enjoyed this little 20-minute explore on a sunny sunday morning with Urban X. A brief history, abridged from here and here: St Peter’s church dates back to Norman times, with the majority of its current features thought to have been built around the 14th/15th centuries. Kelly’s Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 1883 records: “The church of St. Peter is a building of flint with stone dressings, and consists of chancel and nave, separated by an oak…

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