Comments on: Ireland’s ghost towns What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: orionciara Fri, 25 May 2012 16:46:42 +0000 Why aren’t these abandoned homes snapped up forhomeless and low-income persons? Cetainly, they could be made useful, and either the Republic’s government or corporate leader might underwrite this.

By: Woodzer Thu, 24 May 2012 16:09:48 +0000 I certainly would hope that the old country could bounce back yet again. I believe it is a universal ailment that anyone is subject to, as far as thinking it is easy to get ahead. When the money starts rolling in, and tomorrow it’s gone.

By: leprechaungnome Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:17:30 +0000 My da came from the old land.
County Leitrim was his home.
As those bygone days went
there were several ways
to ensure sadness & disquiet
steeped in misery, the depth of despair
& Eire’s spilled blood,
quelled the odd riot.
Twas rare
to see a Catholic smiling.
Now the derelict housing estates, meant
for the soiled land to irrigate
grow & bloom
are in states of disrepair,
deepest despair,
& gloom.
Walls damp, decayed, roofs need re-tiling.
In those days it was almost a damnation,
yet they owned to their pride
which circulated free & wild.
Now in the 21c what happened to this once proud nation?

By: JohnRoark Sat, 03 Mar 2012 18:20:58 +0000 03/03/12 Our family ancestral home was CO Leitrim. After emigration to the USA in 1850, our family (Roark/Rourke)corresponded with their Irish families. My GGF, John Roark, married Mary Rourke,on Sept 1, 1850 in Co Leitim (Townland unknown but possibly Carrigallen).
The indomitable Irish people have faced much worse crises and will ‘rise above’ this ‘temporary’ crisis/experience in time.

John Roark
Burke, VA

By: creativeriot Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:26:10 +0000 Great blog post here. Nice images. I will have to add this to my list of places to see.

Thanks for sharing.


By: forceFielOfLove Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:39:30 +0000 What a disgrace!