Ruins in the Valley, County Wicklow by Barry Hendrickson

Wandering the Wicklow Mountains

The Wicklow Mountains are not that far south of the city of Dublin. In the past centuries, these mountains were remote enough to have provide a refuge for opponents to the English rule. Rebels that took part in the 1798 Irish uprising, hid out in this region for years.


In 1800, the frustrated British started building a military road. This road was devised to help flush out the rebels, and in the end has only made this area more accessible. Currently, this winding road makes for a spectacular drive with many views of breathtaking scenery. 


While wandering though the Wicklow Mountains, Barry and I discovered these ruins. One can only imagine what this structure was used for in the past. Barry composed his photograph with the ruins front and center, over looking this stunning valley.


On a more recent note, the Wicklow Mountains have been used as a backdrop for hundreds of films. Some of the more well known productions are Excalibur, The Tudors, Ella Enchanted, P.S. I Love you, Michael Collins and Braveheart. Gazing at this landscape, it’s easy to see why films are shot here. 


If you’d like this artwork of the Ruins in the Valley for your home, it’s available in three sizes in our on-line store. >


Ruins in the Valley

County Wicklow, Ireland


A original fine art photo by Barry Thomas Hendrickson.
© Hendrickson Fine Art Photography

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Connor Pass, Dingle Peninsula

The View from the Pass

Connor Pass

(In Irish: An Chonair)

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland


One of the roads out of the town of Dingle leads to Connor Pass — one of the highest points in Ireland.  


We left early that misty morning, driving the twisting, winding road up and up into the mountains. It’s one of those roads so windy and bendy, that you are not permitted to drive it in a bus, motorhome or truck. You  will not get through. And so narrow at times you need to pull aside to let the opposite driver pass!


As we finally neared the highest mountain point, Barry was so excited to capture what he saw, he just grabbed his camera and jumped out of the car — leaving it and ME parked precariously on the side of this precarious road. 

In this photograph, you can see what we saw — from this height, the dramatic view, the storm clouds enveloping the mountains, and us too. I hope you enjoy the view.


“Connor Pass” – a limited edition, fine art photograph is available in three sizes.

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Hendrickson Fine Art Photography
Summer Shows & Events


So, do it! Showcase on Friday, Aug 3.
  Nancy Wojack Hendrickson is speaking about her journey in continuing her family’s legacy through photography.
More information on the So, do it! website >


Tiny Gallery  – an exhibit in downtown Minneapolis

Come and see “Connor Pass”  live and in person, along with other Hendrickson Fine Art photos.

The Tiny Gallery
at NordHaus Apartments
315 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
More Information >


Celtic Junction Arts Center

Find Hendrickson Fine Art photos on display and take in some Irish music and dance at this cultural music center in Saint Paul, MN.
Find time and directions here >