The Province of Leinster

The first part of the name Leinster derives from Laigin, the name of a major tribe that once inhabited the area and the latter part of the name derives either from the Irish tír or from the Old Norse staðr, both of which translate as ‘land’ or ‘territory’

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in the province of Leinster

Ardee Castle, Ardee. County Louth 15th century

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The largest fortified medieval tower house in Ireland  Ardee Castle is located right on the main street of Ardee village in County Louth. It is the largest fortified medieval tower house in Ireland. [...]

Ardee Castle, Ardee. County Louth 15th century2019-06-27T13:26:24+00:00

Derrybawn Bridge, Laragh. County Wicklow 1700

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One of the most photographed & painted bridges in Ireland The Derrybawn Bridge is located in Laragh in co.Wicklow. There has been a bridge at this location since 1700 however this ivy clad [...]

Derrybawn Bridge, Laragh. County Wicklow 17002019-06-27T13:39:01+00:00

Castle Durrow, Durrow. County Laois 1716

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Once the finest country houses in Ireland Castle Durrow (Darú-'Plain of the Oaks') is a beautiful 'country pile' was built between 1712 and 1716 as a family home by Captain William Flower. Flower [...]

Castle Durrow, Durrow. County Laois 17162019-06-25T21:52:34+00:00

Bective Abbey, Bective. County Meath 1147

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The most fortified Cistercian monastery in Ireland, Hugh de Lacy & Braveheart Bective Abbey is set in beautiful countryside beside a lovely old bridge over the River Boyne. It was founded in 1147 [...]

Bective Abbey, Bective. County Meath 11472019-06-27T13:40:22+00:00

St John’s Priory, Trim. County Meath 1202

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The Crutched Friars, Caring for the sick & St John's Priory St John's Priory is located on the outskirts of Trim in county Meath. It was founded 1202 by Bishop Simon deRochfort and [...]

St John’s Priory, Trim. County Meath 12022019-06-27T13:44:12+00:00

Killeen Castle, Dunsany. County Meath 1820

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The Plunkett's, Hugh de Lacy & A stunning new golf course Killeen Castle is located in Dunsany in county Meath. The present structure was built in 1820 however there has been a castle [...]

Killeen Castle, Dunsany. County Meath 18202019-06-27T14:04:34+00:00

Trinity College. Dublin City 1592

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One of the most prestigious universities in the World which was built on a grand scale Trinity College is widely considered to be the most prestigious university in Ireland, and amongst the most [...]

Trinity College. Dublin City 15922019-06-27T16:01:05+00:00

Newbridge House, Donabate. County Dublin 1736

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An authentic example of an early Georgian mansion with original interiors & a working farm Newbridge House is located in Donabate in north county Dublin. It is considered a perfect example of an [...]

Newbridge House, Donabate. County Dublin 17362019-06-27T16:04:09+00:00

Ardgillan Castle, Skerries. County Dublin 1738

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Famous diaries, Original interiors & Spectacular sea views Ardgillan Castle is located in a beautiful setting overlooking the town of Skerries in north county Dublin. It has spectacular views out to the Irish [...]

Ardgillan Castle, Skerries. County Dublin 17382019-06-27T16:13:23+00:00

St Alphonsus’ Church, Barntown. County Wexford 1851

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Designed by Augustus Welby Pugin - the foremost British architect of the 19th century St Alphonsus' Church is located in Barntown in county Wexford. It was built in 1851 to the designs of [...]

St Alphonsus’ Church, Barntown. County Wexford 18512019-06-27T16:16:07+00:00

The Merry Ploughboy Pub, Rockbrook. County Dublin 1800

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This bar claim's to be the only pub in Ireland that is run by traditional musicians The Merry Ploughboy Pub is located in south Dublin in an area known as Rockbrook. This traditional [...]

The Merry Ploughboy Pub, Rockbrook. County Dublin 18002019-06-27T16:19:22+00:00

Avondale House, Rathdrum. County Wicklow 1777

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The birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell Avondale House is located near the village of Rathdrum in county Wicklow. This was the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846 -1891) one [...]

Avondale House, Rathdrum. County Wicklow 17772019-06-27T16:23:50+00:00

Taaffe’s Castle, Carlingford. County Louth 1520

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Once a prosperous trading port with 5 Royal charters & The Earls of Carlingford Taaffe's Castle is situated in the beautiful medieval town of Carlingford. It was built around 1520 as a fortified [...]

Taaffe’s Castle, Carlingford. County Louth 15202019-06-27T16:30:48+00:00

St Laurence’s Gate, Drogheda. County Louth 1280

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The finest barbican in Ireland, Clear 360' views & Cromwell wrecking the place...again! St Laurence's Gate is located in Drogheda in county Louth. This interesting structure was built in 1280 just outside the [...]

St Laurence’s Gate, Drogheda. County Louth 12802019-06-27T16:38:34+00:00

Emo Court, Emo, County Laois 1798-1988!

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Only 200 years to complete this country pile, James Gandon & the Jesuits Emo Court is a country villa designed, but not built by the famous architect James Gandon. Gandon designed Emo Court [...]

Emo Court, Emo, County Laois 1798-1988!2019-06-27T16:57:05+00:00

Carton House, Maynooth. County Kildare 1739

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Once home to the most powerful family in Ireland Carton House is located near Maynooth in county Kildare. It was built in 1739 for the Fitzgerald family and designed by the famous architect Richard [...]

Carton House, Maynooth. County Kildare 17392019-06-27T16:58:36+00:00

Castletown House, Celbridge. County Kildare 1729

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Ireland's largest, finest and earliest Palladian style house Castletown House is located in Celbridge in county Kildare. It is regarded as Ireland's largest, finest and earliest Palladian style house and is significant in [...]

Castletown House, Celbridge. County Kildare 17292019-06-27T16:59:56+00:00

The K Club,Straffan. County Kildare 1832

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Designed on a French Chateaux, The Ryder Cup & Jack B Yeats The original building here, Straffan House, was built in 1832 during the Regency era by Hugh Barber of the wine firm [...]

The K Club,Straffan. County Kildare 18322019-06-28T14:13:52+00:00

Brennan’s Inn, Kilteel. County Kildare c.1900

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The highest pub in Kildare & The only parish in Ireland that claims to have 2 racecourses Brennan's Inn is a typical 'olde World' pub that boasts antique red brick walls, pitch pine [...]

Brennan’s Inn, Kilteel. County Kildare c.19002019-06-28T14:21:46+00:00
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