The picture below is of a CCTV camera attached to one of Ireland's most historic buildings - Blarney Castle in County Cork.
I can only assume it is there to protect the historic property, or for the security of those visiting.
It has to be said that the chances of you being robbed and murdered in Blarney are pretty slim, so we can presume the cameras (there were several others) are there to protect the castle.
Think about this. In order to protect the castle, the authorities drill bloody great holes into it, and attach an electronic CCTV system to its walls. Walls that had otherwise stood unmolested for hundreds of years. Is it me, or is that absolute fucking madness?