During a visit to Tollymore to experiment with long exposure photography I stumbled across an old bridge with with H Foley inscribed along one side and the year 1787 along the other.

A dig around on the history of the bridge discovered that James Hamilton, the Second Earl of Clanbrassil built Foley’s Bridge in 1787 in honour of his wife Grace Foley. The Earl liked to drive about his estate in his horse and carriage.

Therefore nice drives were created so that the Earl could show off his estate to anybody visiting him or the family. Today much of Foley Bridge is overgrown. The above photo was captured at f22 with a shutter speed of 5 seconds.