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Galway Greeting Card featuring the photograph Dun Aonghasa - Iron Age Irish Ruins by Mark E Tisdale

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Dun Aonghasa - Iron Age Irish Ruins Greeting Card




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Grey 8


Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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What a great scene and sky Mark! I love the history and wonderful feel to this place! l/f

Mark E Tisdale replied:

Thanks Anne!

Artist's Description

I'd read a bit about Dun Aonghasa (or Dun Aengus as we have anglicized it) before I found myself on Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands off the coast near Galway. But nothing really prepares one for standing there in that stark but beautiful landscape. And I fear nothing gives one a complete view quite like a helicopter would, but if you've been, you are familiar with the layout. The iron age site is divided into concentric semi-circles. Each ring intersects with the sheer cliff walls and a drop to the sea. The view in this panorama photo is before one enters the final ring of the stone fort. Fort is used very loosely today, though. It's not clear what this structure was intended to be. It's only in our comparably modern written history that the place comes to be known as Dun Aonghasa or Dun Aengus. Dun is the Irish Gaelic word for fort. It was believed when the ruins were discovered that they were the remnants of a for belonging to peoples pushed from the mainland and that t...

About Mark E Tisdale

Mark E Tisdale

Life is full of happy surprises. After just over a decade working in the 9 to 5 cube world, I threw caution to the wind to follow my dreams of being a full time visual artist. That was five years ago! Is it easy? No, but something truly worthwhile is rarely simple. My body of work is wide ranging from photographic scenes of far away places, more near and dear locations, and more fanciful artwork. It's all crafted with a heartfelt love for finding the beauty in little captured moments. My artwork also hangs on walls near and far from private homes to businesses who have chosen to decorate with my art. Whether you've purchased one piece or a house full or you simply admire and share with your friends, your patronage of my art is...

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