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Seefin Passage Tomb, Kilbride. co.Wicklow c.3300-3000 b.c

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: co. Wicklow, Latest Additions, Leinster, National Monuments, Stone to Iron Age 4000 bc - 500ad|Tags: , , |

This national monument is the Neolithic Seefin Passage Tomb built around 5000 years ago on a 650m high mountain in North Wicklow. It's name in Irish (Suidh Fhionn) means "The Seat of Fionn" and these [...]

Moore Abbey, Monasterevin. co.Kildare 1767

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: co. Kildare, Georgian 1720 > 1840, Leinster, Monuments & Curiosities|Tags: |

Moore Abbey stands on an ancient site that was originally the 7th century monastery of St Evin. In the 12th century it became a rich and powerful Cistercian Monastery and after the suppression of the [...]

Castledermot, co.Kildare. c.10th Round Tower, c.9th Crosses and c.12th Friary

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Celtic Crosses 700>1100, co. Kildare, Curious Ireland, Early Christian Churches 400 - 1100 ad, Leinster, Monastic Houses1100-1500, Monuments & Curiosities, National Monuments, Norman Castles & Mottes 1170 - 1320, Normans, Round Towers 900 - 1100 ad|Tags: , , , |

The small town of Castledermot in south Kildare takes it's name from 'Diseart Diarmad' meaning 'Dermot's Hermitage'. It must have been a very important ecclesiastical centre as there are many fine ruins including the remains [...]

Deenagh Lodge, Killarney. co.Kerry 1834

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: co.Kerry, Monuments & Curiosities, Munster, The Victorian era 1840 - 1910|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Castles & Tower Houses 1350 - 1850 ad, co. Limerick, Curious Ireland, Heritage Sites, Munster, National Monuments, Norman Castles & Mottes 1170 - 1320, Normans|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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

By | January 14th, 2017|Categories: co.Kerry, Curious Ireland, Latest Additions, Munster, Stone to Iron Age 4000 bc - 500ad|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Irish Accents

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Curious Ireland|

DNA of the Irish

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Curious Ireland|

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

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: co. Kilkenny, Curious Ireland, Latest Additions, Leinster, National Monuments, Stone to Iron Age 4000 bc - 500ad|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Clonmines Medieval Borough, Wellington Bridge. co.Wexford c.13th-16th centuries

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Castles & Tower Houses 1350 - 1850 ad, co. Wexford, Heritage Sites, Ireland's Superlatives, Latest Additions, Leinster, Monastic Houses1100-1500, Norman Castles & Mottes 1170 - 1320, Normans|Tags: , , , , , |

This interesting site is one of the best preserved and much over-looked medieval towns in Ireland. Clonmines probably began it's life as a Norman settlement established by William Marshall in the 13th century as an [...]