The green countryside of County Kerry, Ireland, slowly reclaims a castle near the village of Kilgarvan. Taking its present name from the Irish Cill Garbháin, or Church of St. Garbhan, Kilgarvan rests on the banks of the Roughty River, which flows into Kenmare Bay. (Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Ireland on Fast-Forward,” September 1994, National Geographic magazine) Buy a print of this photo.

Castle Near Kilgarvan, Ireland

The green countryside of County Kerry, Ireland, slowly reclaims a castle near the village of Kilgarvan. Taking its present name from the Irish Cill Garbháin, or Church of St. Garbhan, Kilgarvan rests on the banks of the Roughty River, which flows into Kenmare Bay. (Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Ireland on Fast-Forward,” September 1994, National Geographic magazine) Buy a print of this photo.
Photograph by Sam Abell

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