The Shell House

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Situated on the bank of the Rye River on the Carton demesne is the famous Shell Cottage which was built by Lady Emily Fitzgerald, a quaint cottage which once had a thatched roof and is decorated outside and within with seashells. The beautiful little cottage was originally built for the arrival of Queen Victoria to Carton House.

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Comments (57)

mbe21 on September 17, 2012

Hi Emma, Nam Tuan, Luka, Geneviève and Mauro & Mara,

I am very honoured by all your visits, kind comments and likes.

Best wishes Mick

mbe21 on October 21, 2012

Jessie, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. I'm sorry it took this long to reply.

All the best Mick

ibrahim AKIS on November 5, 2012

Çok güzel Like

Don Z on November 8, 2012

I like this photo!
Best regards, Don Z.

darek czerniak on November 16, 2012

Great shot, very beautiful place!L,Best regards

mbe21 on November 22, 2012

Hi Ibrahim - Don - and Darek

Its great to have you visit and I'm happy you found something you liked.

Regards Mick

May Margrit B. (Swis… on December 12, 2012

Hi Mick, what a beautiful place and perfectly well composed, YSL!

My very best wishes,


Babbler on January 11, 2013

beautiful place and photo,L

mbe21 on January 15, 2013

Hi May and Babbler,

Its great to have you visit and I'm delighted you found something you liked ;))

May apologies for the delay in replying, this one must have got lost in the Christmas rush. I am honoured by your YSL. I caught a glimpse of your Alpine snow scenes the other day but I will be back for a proper visit in the coming days.

Babbler welcome to my gallery and many thanks for the kind comment.

Regards Mick

zy ko on February 12, 2013

Very beautiful picture! L+F Greetings! zyko

mbe21 on February 15, 2013

Hi zyko,

Your kind comment, like and Fav are greatly appreciated.

Best wishes Mick

coolbush on March 16, 2013

Hello Mick, wonderful view and composition! LIKE 40! Best wishes and kind regards Thomas

Tom Sellek on April 8, 2013

Fine place and cottage Mick,like.

Ciao tom

mbe21 on April 10, 2013

Hi Thomas and Tom

It is a pleasure to have you both return and I'm happy you found something you liked.

All the best Mick

Mona Lygre on August 19, 2013

This photo is just so very beautiful, and I love it!! Greetings from Norway ;))

mbe21 on August 31, 2013

Hi Mona,

Many thanks for your kind comment and like for this pic.

Regards Mick

Christos Theodorou on February 5

Idyllic place & magnificent photo! Kind regards, Christos.

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Photo taken in Carton Demesne, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 11, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by mbe21
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
    • Taken on 2012/07/28 20:20:24
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 60.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash