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The seat of the O’Neills, Grainan of Aileach & Inishowen

Grainan of Aileach, Burt. County Donegal      fort - c. 700 a. d.   site - c. 1700 b. c. Grainan of Aileach sits on a hilltop 800 feet above sea level and the original construction for [...]

Ireland’s most impressive and beautiful monastic settlement

St Kevin's Church, Glendalough. County Wicklow      c. 12th century This national monument is one of Ireland's most iconic buildings and dates from the 12th century. St Kevin's was born in 498 into a [...]

Dublin’s most architecturally important building, James Gandon & The 1921 fire

Custom House Quay was built between 1781 - 1791 and is Dublin's most architecturally important building and is regarded as a masterpiece of European neoclassicism. It was designed by James Gandon (1743 – 1823) who [...]

The centre of English power for 700 years

The Courtyard of Dublin Castle was built in 1779. This location is the highest point in Dublin's centre  and so was always the most strategic point for controlling the territory. There is evidence that there [...]

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