Donegal Landscape Photography Ballyshannon as seen from St. Anne’s Church
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Donegal Landscape Photography. On Monday last I had the privilege to be allowed access to the clock tower of St. Annes Church to take some photographs of Ballyshannon. I just love Donegal Landscape Photography. I was sitting at home when Phonsie Travers rang me to say Ivan Diver was working in the Church and was willing to take me up to the roof- I dropped all and grabbed my gear and melted the tar from Kinlough to Ballyshannon. St Anne’s Church is situated on the high hill of Mullaghnashee and overlooks the town of Ballyshannon from every angle. There is no precise date for the first church on the site but it was erected in the early 17th Century. By 1735 the church had fallen into bad repair and it was decided to build a new church. In 1839 a huge storm hit Ireland and St. Anne’s was badly damaged, The Ballyshannon Herald reported at the time that it felt the church could not be repaired and sure enough the church of 1735 had to be replaced by a new church in 1841 at a cost of £3,405. A peal of six Warner bells was presented by Mr. H. Stubbs and installed in 1884, he later increased the peal of bells to eight in 1900. The clock was a gift from Henry Stubbs of Danby and of Alfred Stubbs of Portnason and it was set going on the 2nd October 1903. If you enjoy this post on Donegal Landscape Photography please leave a comment below and if you would like to see more of my landscape work please visit the landscape store section of this website where you can also have the option of purchasing some of my landscapes. You can also visit and like my Photography Facebook page here.
Below is Ivan Diver who maintains the Electrics in the Church and who showed me the workings of the Bells
A view from the window of the clock tower
One of the large bells in St Anne’s which reads “Ring in the Love of Truth and Right” “This Peal of eight bells was presented to St Anne’s Church Ballyshannon Parish of Kilbarron by Henry Stubbs Esq. D.L. of Danby A.D. 1901
The next few photos are all the various views from the top of St. Anne’s Church, we are truly blessed to be from such a scenic town, the view of Inis Saimer and the channel is one i would never tire of looking at, even though the rain came down hard and i got caught in a few hailstone showers while out on the roof I’m so thankful for the opportunity to take these photos, cheers Phonsie and Ivan.
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