Port (An Port), County Donegal, Ireland
This is an image of the remains of a “Ghost Village” (also called “The Deserted Village”). It gets it’s name from the fact that a whole little hamlet of houses just seem to have been abandoned. It is thought that the people who lived there had to leave during The Famine (1845-52) after which the houses were just left to fall into ruin. Of course many people left Donegal and the rest of Ireland during and after The Famine but Port is unusual in that a whole village or hamlet seem to have left.
When capturing this image my friend asked me “why are you photographing that as there’s nothing there?” some people may not see a lot in this image but I see the beginnings of our History, Ancestry, Skilled stone work & Agriculture. I always believe there is more to see in any photo, if you only look deep enough….