Rossdohan Island

Rossdohan Island in Ireland

Rossdohan is a small island near Sneem. The island is a big private garden in which you can walk for hours. It has a mixture of tree ferns and exotic plants, which are dating from the late 1800’s. It’s like walking into a lost rain forest with a beautiful hidden pond, overgrown by lily’s. Nobody has lived on the island since the mansion got destroyed by fire in 1955. Now the place is abandoned, perfect for a night of camping and an inspiration for photography.

 

Hints-of-History
The Living Room

 

The dining room
The dining room

 

The outside part with place for a pond/ swimming pool
The outside part with place for a pond/ swimming pool

 

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Stairways to the back of the house
Stairways to the back of the house

 

Cynthia at the lily pond
Cynthia at the lily pond

 

Niko at the pond
Niko at the pond

 

the ruins during sunrise
the ruins in the light of the sunrise

 

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I have Belgian roots but the world has been my home for the past 8 years. I'm an artist at heart and often get lost in my thoughts. I like to create some-thing out of no-thing and once I feel inspired, I'm unstoppable. I love telling stories and taking photos, showing the beauty and extraordinary of the world around me. Oh, and I love making the impossible elegantly probable. Once you realize that you're a creator and the world is your playfield, there's no limit to what can be done!

  1. bill
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    Delighted to see your exceptional photographs of this exceptional place. Concerned that the island shouldn’t be presented as open to all….It’s currently private property and was not vacated in 1952 as stated (the year that the 2nd Rossdohan House burnt down) but in fact lovingly maintained and enhanced during the 50s,60s, 70s and 80s. Latterly lost that loving touch and gradually turning wild again. A great loss to Irish gardens.

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