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Deenagh Lodge, Killarney. co.Kerry 1834

This beautiful cottage orne is Deenagh Lodge. It is located at the entrance to Killarney National Park beside the Deenagh River. It was built in 1834 using the local river reed which being hollow offered excellent insulation during the winter and kept it cool during the summer. The lodge has beautiful features including a traditional decorated thatched roof, overhanging eaves, [...]

Desmond Hall, Newcastle West. co.Limerick 13th-15th centuries

This National Monument is Desmond Hall located in Newcastle West. This area preserves many of Ireland's surviving medieval halls which were used by the Earls of Desmond for banqueting and entertainment. The Hall, the vaulted lower chamber and adjoining tower were all constructed during the 15th century on the remains of a 13th century structure of similar size. Its restored [...]

Kenmare Stone Circle, Kenmare. co.Kerry c.2500-1000 B.C

The Kenmare Stone Circle is located 5 minutes walk from the centre of Kenmare and is locally known as the 'The Shrubberies'. It is one of the largest stone circles in south west Ireland measuring 17.4 x 15.8m and dates from the bronze age (c.2,200 – 500 B.C.). The function of these structures is still unclear but were probably used [...]

Irish Accents

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DNA of the Irish

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Kilmogue (Harristown) Dolmen, Mullinavat. co.Kilkenny. c.3000-4000 b.c

This impressive dolmen is the Kilmogue Portal Tomb located on the eastern slopes of Brown Mountain, about 3 miles from the village of Mullinavat in co. Kilkenny. The name "Kilmogue" derives its name from the Irish Cill Mhóg or Mog's church, referring to the Celtic deity Mogons, a god associated with mountains and whose name is cognate with "might". These [...]