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

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 alternative port to New Ross. The remains of this once considerable town include two tower houses, two fortified churches and an Augustinian Friary. The tower […]

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The original and possibly the most spectacular tourist trail in Ireland

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 11 km (6.8 mi) long. Within it are five lakes which are connected by the River Loe. Between the first two lakes is an old […]

Gaze at the stars within one of the most important early forts in Ireland

Staigue Fort is a NATIONAL MONUMENT that dates from the late iron age (approx 300 – 400 a.d). It’s name ‘Caiseal Stéig’ translates  to ‘the fort of the steps’ or possibly ‘the windy fort’. It is located in a spectacular location a few miles up a mountain pass valley near the village of Sneem on the Ring of Kerry and […]

Norman Motte or Passage Tomb ?

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 and the nearby bungalow also has an address of ‘The Motte’ however according to excavations carried out by P.D.Sweetman in 1979 it seems to be […]

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

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 1696 but was extended around 1730 by the famous architect Richard Cassels who added the wings. The house was further altered in 1819 by J. […]

The ancient starting point for pilgrims for climbing Croke Patrick

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 Patrick Mountain close to the sea overlooking Clew Bay and quickly became the preferred starting point for pilgrimages up the mountain. It still has a beautiful original […]

The National Famine Memorial depicting a coffin ship with skeletons in the rigging

The National Famine Memorial is located in Murrisk. co.Mayo. It sits at the foot of Croagh Patrick and commands panoramic views over the landscape of Clew Bay. This striking sculpture was crafted by John Behan and commemorates the millions who perished during the Great Famine of 1845 – 52. It depicts a “coffin ship” with skeleton bodies in the rigging. […]

Attacked, Burnt and Destroyed – Everyone killed except one!

This NATIONAL MONUMENT is Roscrea Castle built in 1281 & within the ground is Damer House built in 1730. The original motte and bailey fortification on this site was built in 1213 and was known as King John’s Castle. It was not until 1281 that the castle was built with stone under the direction of the Bishop of Killaloe. It […]

One of Ireland’s most historic fishing lodges visited by Kings, Nobel Prize Winners and Poets

Delphi Lodge is located in the Delphi Valley in Conemara, co.Galway. It is one of the most spectacular valleys in Ireland on it’s own 1000 acre estate. It is surrounded by wild rivers, beautiful lakes and some of the tallest mountains in Connemara. The lodge was built in the 1830’s by the Marquis of Sligo for hunting and fishing and […]

One of Waterford’s most outstanding National Monuments

Knockeen Portal Dolmen located in Knockeen. co. Waterford dates from approx 4000-3000 b.c. This NATIONAL MONUMENT is one of Waterford’s most outstanding and ranks among the finest portal tombs in Ireland. It stands in the middle of a hedgerow bordering 2 fields standing at an impressive 3.5 metres (13 feet). This huge dolmen is of a slightly different design than others in […]

Carlow’s richest family, The IRA & Banshee’s

Ducketts Grove is located in Rainstown. co. Carlow. This great house was built between 1818-1850 and was once home to the Duckett family. The Duckett’s were Carlow’s largest landowners for 300 years with an estate covering more than 12,000 acres. The original Georgian house on this site was redesigned by the famous architect Thomas Codden in a castellated Gothic revival […]