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Possibly Ireland’s most beautiful tea room with a great cause to have a cuppa

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

Deenagh Lodge, Killarney National Park. County Kerry      1834 Deenagh Lodge is classified as a ‘cottage orne’ or ornamental cottage. It was built in 1834 and is located near the entrance of Killarney National Park beside [...]

Ireland’s best preserved medieval banqueting hall – party time!

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Castles & Tower Houses 1350 - 1850 a.d, County Limerick, Curious Ireland, Heritage Sites, The Province of Munster|Tags: , |

Desmond Hall, Newcastle West. County Limerick     b. 13th - 15th centuries This area of Ireland preserves many of Ireland's surviving finest medieval halls that were used for banqueting and entertainment. Desmond Hall is regarded [...]

One of the largest stone circles in south west Ireland located in a town

By | January 14th, 2017|Categories: Bronze Age 2500 b.c - 600 b.c, County Kerry, Curious Ireland, Latest Additions, The Province of Munster|Tags: , |

Kenmare Stone Circle, Kenmare town. County Kerry      c.2500-1000 b.c This stone circle is located 5 minutes walk from the centre of Kenmare town. It is locally known as the 'The Shrubberies' and is [...]

One of the largest, tallest and most spectacular dolmens in Ireland

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: County Kilkenny, Curious Ireland, Latest Additions, Neolithic 4000 b.c - 2500 b.c, Super Significant, The Province of Leinster|Tags: , |

Kilmogue Portal Tomb, Mullinavat. County Kilkenny       c. 4000 – 3000 b. c. This National Monument is the impressive Kilmogue or 'Harristown' Dolmen. It was constructed between c.4000 - 3000 b. c. and is located near the [...]

One of the best preserved and much over-looked medieval towns in Ireland

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Castles & Tower Houses 1350 - 1850 a.d, County Wexford, Heritage Sites, Holy Orders 1100-1500, Latest Additions, Norman Castles & Mottes 1170 - 1320, Normans, The Province of Leinster|Tags: , , , , , |

Clonmines, Bannow Bay. County Wexford        14th - 16th centuries Clonmines probably began it's life as a Norman settlement established by William Marshall in the 13th century as an alternative port to New [...]

The original and possibly the most spectacular tourist trail in Ireland

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: County Kerry, The Province of Munster|Tags: |

The Gap of Dunloe. County Kerry The Gap of Dunloe has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland for 250 years. This stunning mountain is about 11km long and passes between The [...]

Gaze at the stars within one of our greatest prehistoric forts

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: County Kerry, Heritage Sites, Iron Age 600 b.c - 400 a.d, The Province of Munster|Tags: , , |

Staigue Fort, Sneem. County Kerry    c. 300 -400 a. d. Staigue Fort in Irish translates to 'the fort of the steps' or possibly 'the windy fort'. It is located in a spectacular location a [...]

A Norman motte or an ancient passage tomb ?

By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: County Meath, Curious Ireland, Iron Age 600 b.c - 400 a.d, Stone to Iron Age 4000 bc - 500ad, Super Significant, The Province of Leinster|Tags: , , |

This NATIONAL MONUMENT is Ninch Barrow Mound located in Laytown. co.Meath. It possibly dates from approx c.400 a.d and stands nearly 20 feet high with a diameter of 75 feet. It resembles a Norman motte [...]

One of the finest intact Palladian mansions in Ireland and the first famine museum in the country

By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: County Roscommon, Curious Ireland, Heritage Sites, Neoclassical 1740 - 1900, The Province of Connacht|Tags: , |

Strokestown Park House is located in 300 acres of parklands in Strokestown. co.Roscommon. It was built in 1730 and is regarded as one of Ireland's finest and most intact Palladian mansions. It's centre block was completed in [...]

The ancient starting point for pilgrims for climbing Croke Patrick

By | October 8th, 2016|Categories: Churches and Cathedrals >1100, County Mayo, Curious Ireland, Holy Orders 1100-1500, Super Significant|Tags: , |

This NATIONAL MONUMENT is Murrisk Abbey in co.Mayo. It was founded 1456 by the Augustinian Friars on the site of a former church reputedly founded by St Patrick. It is located near to foot of Croagh [...]