"This old house once knew my children
This old house once knew my wife
This old house was home and comfort
As we fought the storms of life
This old house once rang with laughter
This old house heard many shouts
Now it trembles in the darkness
When the lightning walks about"
- Lyric, This Old House
Whilst reading an item about abandoned places, I saw this charming photograph of a derelict cottage in Ireland.
A reader has commented:
You find these all over Ireland. Most are famine era. Either the people died, left for the cities or left the country. Ireland can feel crowded, tourists everywhere and better roads connecting the whole country and hundreds of thousands me people with the recent immigration but there still less people living here that there was before the famine.
The image was so delightful that it inspired me to search for similar Irish images which I share with you . . .
. . . plus some from Scotland . . .
. . . and England . . .