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 [...]

Videos & Drones promoting destination Ireland

By | October 29th, 2016|Categories: Curious Ireland|

Cool marketing videos & amazing drone footage showing destination IRELAND.. céad míle fáilte

Gap of Dunloe, Dunloe Upper. co.Kerry

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: co.Kerry, Munster|Tags: |

The Gap of Dunloe is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland for 250 years. This stunning narrow mountain road passes between MacGillycuddy's Reeks and Purple Mountain in County Kerry and is about [...]

Staigue Fort, Sneem. co.Kerry c.300 a.d (Caiseal Stéig – ‘the fort of the steps/ the windy fort’)

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: co.Kerry, Heritage Sites, Iron Age 500 bc - 400 ad, Munster|Tags: , |

Staigue Fort is an ancient ring fort located in a spectacular isolated valley not far from village of Sheem on the Ring of Kerry. It commands incredible sweeping views out across Kenmare Bay to the [...]