The Abandoned Mansions of Ireland Exhibition has opened at Kilkenny Castle and will remain on display until 28 July.
In the exhibition, photographer Tarquin Blake documents the end of the landed aristocracy in Ireland and the demise of their country mansion houses. His haunting images of the ruins convey an indefinable beauty and are accompanied by history and folklore, telling of troubled times and private hardship.
They also tell of how Ireland's architectural heritage is being allowed to crumble.
Opening hours are 9am–5pm. The exhibition is on display in the basement corridor to the left when you enter the castle ( opposite the Butler Gallery ).