Just up the Blackwater river from Youghal, there is a ruined castle that was once a Knight’s Templar Preceptory. Many other ruined buildings around the castle attest to the historic importance of the site, but most of what happened there is long forgotten. Seth took his camera there and wrote this poem about what he saw:


Once upon a time a home
To pride and might
But now alone
Forgotten by the Old Man’s gaze
(What Time forgets
Forgotten stays)
And so all pride
And might of men
On Earth will fade
As empty as the monuments they made