National Geographic : 1954 May
it1'^ -i'*s ' *f;jw, *-*tf^ ''-~~-llt. ';.^iS AI I~I + Tales of Ghosts and Echoes of History Linger Around Castle Kennedy's Gaunt and Ivied Ruin The formidable 10-foot-thick walls of this keep were erected in James VI's time by the Kennedy clan, who lost both castle and lands to its hereditary enemies, the Dalrymples. Adjacent plantings relieve the grim lines of the struc ture, which has been forsaken since fire swept it in 1716 (page 644). 41~ ijr - i ~ ic 's~ ~x~ .iIt,1. r , S r + Ships Sailing for Ireland Once Kept Portpatrick Busy; Today the Harbor Shelters Only Fishing Craft Holidayers visiting Portpatrick toenjoy the wild seacoast and the near-by gardens are told that St. Patrick often leaped the 21-mile North Channel. Here early-morning light slants across rolling dairy pastures, fissured cliffs, and smok ing chimneys. A few workmenplod totheir chores.