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One of the most picturesque churches in Ireland

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Churches and Cathedrals >1100, County Cork, Early Medieval Period 400 - 1150 a.d, The Province of Munster|Tags: |

Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, County Cork. 6th - 19th century Gougane Barra is a wild and wonderful glaciated valley located in the Shehy Mountains in West Cork. The name translates to mean 'Finbarr's Rock' and is [...]

A 5 Star Beauty in the wilds of Donegal

By | August 11th, 2018|Categories: Castles & Tower Houses 1350 - 1850 a.d, County Donegal, The Province of Ulster, The Victorian era 1840 - 1910|Tags: |

Lough Eske Castle, Lough Eske. County Donegal           1868 Lough Eske was once part of the domain of the powerful O’Donnell clan who ruled from the nearby Donegal Castle for hundreds of years. After the Flight of [...]

An excellent example of an early Irish Cistercian Monastery

By | July 1st, 2018|Categories: County Roscommon, County Roscommon, Heritage Sites, Holy Orders 1100-1500, Military Structures 1600 >, The Province of Connacht|Tags: , , |

Boyle Abbey, Boyle. County Roscommon         1161 -  1592 Boyle Abbey was the first Cistercian monastery founded in the Province of Connacht. It was established in 1161 under the patronage of the MacDermotts [...]

One of the finest and largest Neolithic court tombs in Ireland

By | June 1st, 2018|Categories: County Sligo, Heritage Sites, Monuments & Curiosities, Neolithic 4000 b.c - 2500 b.c, Super Significant, The Province of Connacht|Tags: , , |

Creevykeel Court Tomb, Creevykeel. County Sligo       c. 4000 – 2500 b. c. The Creevykeel Court Tomb is regarded as one of the finest examples of a full-court tomb in Ireland. This national monument is in [...]

The only sculptured 15th century high altar to survive in Ireland

By | March 29th, 2018|Categories: County Sligo, Heritage Sites, Holy Orders 1100-1500, Super Significant, The Province of Connacht|Tags: |

Sligo Abbey, Sligo Town, County Sligo       1252 Sligo Abbey is located right in the middle of Sligo Town. It was built by Maurice Fitzgerald for the Dominicans in 1252 and includes a great [...]

An Island paradise, World famous gardens & friendly seals

By | February 10th, 2018|Categories: County Cork, Curious Ireland, Heritage Sites, Islands, Latest Additions, Super Significant, The Province of Munster, The Victorian era 1840 - 1910|Tags: , , , |

Garinish Island, Glengarriff. County Kerry Garinish Island also known as 'Ilnacullin' or 'Island of Holly' is located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in west Cork. The micro climate in Bantry Bay is caused by the [...]

Evictions, Classy parties and a hunting estate to rival Balmoral

By | December 9th, 2017|Categories: Castles & Tower Houses 1350 - 1850 a.d, County Donegal, Curious Ireland, Heritage Sites, Super Significant, The Province of Ulster, The Victorian era 1840 - 1910|Tags: , , |

Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park. County Donegal     1867 Glenveagh Castle was built in 1867 by John George Adair, a wealthy land speculator from Co. Laois. His dream was to create a beautiful hunting estate [...]

An ancient passage tomb with some of the finest vistas in Ireland

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: County Wicklow, Latest Additions, Neolithic 4000 b.c - 2500 b.c, Super Significant, The Province of Leinster|Tags: , , |

Seefin Passage Tomb, Kilbride. County Wicklow      c. 3300 b.c - 3000 b.c  The Seefin Passage Tomb is located on a hilltop 1700 feet above sea level and dates to somewhere between 3300 to [...]

Once the site of a 7th century monastery, A Cistercian abbey & A convent

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: County Kildare, Georgian 1714 > 1830, Monuments & Curiosities, The Province of Leinster|Tags: |

Moore Abbey, Monasterevin. co.Kildare was built in 1767. This was originally the site of the 7th century monastery of St Evin. In the 12th century it became a rich and powerful Cistercian Monastery and after [...]

Site of the earliest known Irish Parliament & The oldest intact stone window in Western Europe

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: County Kildare, Early Medieval Period 400 - 1150 a.d, High Crosses 700 >1100, Holy Orders 1100-1500, Monuments & Curiosities, Norman Castles & Mottes 1170 - 1320, Round Towers 900 - 1100 ad, The Province of Leinster|Tags: , , , |

Castledermot, County Kildare    7th – 18th century a. d.    Castledermot packs a big punch for having historical buildings. This small town was originally called 'Diseart Diarmad'; meaning 'Dermot's Hermitage'. This was once a very [...]