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

Kilgobbin Castle, Stepaside. County Dublin 1476

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On the border of The Pale, A forgotten castle & Strange spectres Kilgobbin Castle is located near the village of Stepaside in south Dublin. This fortified tower house was built by the Walshe [...]

Kilgobbin Castle, Stepaside. County Dublin 14762019-06-29T06:42:38+00:00

Ferns Castle, Ferns. County Wexford 1220

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Once considered to be one of the finest Norman castles in Ireland Ferns castle is considered to be one of the finest examples of an Anglo-Norman fortress in Ireland. This was originally the [...]

Ferns Castle, Ferns. County Wexford 12202019-06-29T06:45:25+00:00

Johnnie Fox’s Pub, Glencullen. County Dublin 1798

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'Arguably' Ireland's highest pub visited by Pop stars & Presidents    Johnnie Fox's Pub is located in the village of Glencullen on the border of south Dublin and Wicklow. It was established in [...]

Johnnie Fox’s Pub, Glencullen. County Dublin 17982019-06-29T06:54:31+00:00

Monkstown Parish Church, Monkstown, County Dublin 1825

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A Dublin church with Moorish & Gothic inspiration Monkstown Parish Church was originally built in 1789 but was re-modelled in 1825 by the famous architect John Semple. Its style is described as 'castellated [...]

Monkstown Parish Church, Monkstown, County Dublin 18252019-06-29T07:27:46+00:00

Kilgobbin Cross, Stepaside. County Dublin 10th century

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A Christian Cross with a Pagan base Kilgobbin Cross is located in Stepaside villagein south co. Dublin. It was found in 1800 when a wall for the nearby graveyard was being built. It [...]

Kilgobbin Cross, Stepaside. County Dublin 10th century2019-06-29T08:35:18+00:00

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park. Dublin City 1734

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A powder magazine, Johnathan Swift & The Christmas Raid Magazine Fort is located on the south side of Phoenix Park. This is the location where a house called Phoenix Lodge once stood. In [...]

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park. Dublin City 17342019-06-29T08:39:35+00:00

Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown. County Kilkenny 1180

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Everyone was dying to get into this Abbey! Jerpoint Abbey is located just outside the beautiful village of Thomastown in co.Kilkenny. It was founded in 1180 as a Cistercian Abbey by the King [...]

Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown. County Kilkenny 11802019-06-29T08:41:37+00:00

The Wonderful Barn, Leixlip. County Kildare 1742

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Possibly Ireland’s most famous folly (but it isn't really a folly) This odd looking structure is The Wonderful Barn. It was commissioned as a famine relief project by Katherine Conolly. Katherine was the [...]

The Wonderful Barn, Leixlip. County Kildare 17422019-07-26T07:35:07+00:00

Casino Marino, Malahide Road, Dublin City 1775

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Secret tunnels, A zodiac room & One of the finest Neoclassical buildings in Europe This interesting building is regarded as one of the finest neoclassical buildings in Europe and is also one of [...]

Casino Marino, Malahide Road, Dublin City 17752019-06-30T18:54:21+00:00

Custom House, Custom House Quay. Dublin City 1791

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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 [...]

Custom House, Custom House Quay. Dublin City 17912019-06-30T19:00:34+00:00
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