Well, it only took me 18 months...but it's finished! lol I hope the picture isn't too big.
This is number 2, actually. Number 1 was donated to the family reunion auction 18 months ago, where it got alot of attention. I started this one shortly after that, but put it away until last week because it wasn't as good as the first one...now ain't that silly?
I think if you google 'lafferty castle' you can find all sorts of info about it...or at least, you used to be able to. But it was built in the 1500's by a man named O'Flaherty, which has been changed over the years to Lafferty and variations such as that, many times at Ellis Island.
If you want to see a copy of the original 1920's photograph that I used as reference... http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l22/gheer061468/PB140033.jpg