Cromwell's Fort on Inishbofin Island
Description:A photograph of the ruin of Cromwell's Fort on Inishbofin, an island off the west coast of Ireland. The fort was built in the 1650's during Oliver Cromwell’s occupation of Ireland. Inishbofin was captured by Cromwell's army and occupied by his troops until the end of the seventeenth century. Cromwell’s forces used the fort as a detention centre for Catholic clergy and others who were waiting to be transported to the West Indies. In the picture, there is a motorboat travelling away from the island.