Churches & Cathedrals

Ireland’s last hermit

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The Anchorite Cell Chapel, Fore, County Westmeath This little church is known as The Anchorite Cell Chapel and is part of the Fore Abbey complex. The original monastery here was founded by St Feichin in [...]

Ireland’s last hermit2019-06-21T10:25:57+00:00

One of Ireland’s most iconic buildings

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This National Monument is the Gallarus Oratory. It is located near Gallarus on the Dingle Peninsula in co. Kerry and is one of Ireland's most iconic buildings. It's simple and stunning shape has been compared [...]

One of Ireland’s most iconic buildings2019-06-21T10:26:11+00:00

One of Ireland’s most important ecclesiastical centres

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The monastery of Clonmacnoise was founded by St Ciarán in 546 a.d. and is one of Ireland's most important ecclesiastical centres. St Ciaran was a young preacher from Roscommon who in 545 a.d convinced the local [...]

One of Ireland’s most important ecclesiastical centres2019-06-21T10:26:16+00:00

Crusades, Norman warriors and betrayal

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Templar's Church is located in Templetown, co.Wexford and dates from 1310. It received its name from the Knights Templar, a brotherhood of monastic Norman warriors who originated during the crusades. After the Norman invasion of [...]

Crusades, Norman warriors and betrayal2019-06-21T10:26:18+00:00

The oldest and most beautiful building in Limerick City

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St Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street, Limerick City St Mary's Cathedral dates back to 1168 making it the oldest building in Limerick City predating King John's Castle. This was previously the site of a Viking meeting [...]

The oldest and most beautiful building in Limerick City2019-06-21T10:26:25+00:00

One of the best preserved medieval churches in Ireland

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Adare Augustinian Friary is located in the historic village of Adare in co.Limerick. It was founded in 1316 and was formerly known as 'The Black Abbey' because of the black habits worn by the Augustinian [...]

One of the best preserved medieval churches in Ireland2019-06-21T10:26:26+00:00

A leading Irish architect & a village with no centre

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This beautiful church, built in 1826 was designed by the famous Dublin architect John Semple. Semple was the leading architect in Dublin during the 1820's and 1830's. Many of his designs are in the 'late [...]

A leading Irish architect & a village with no centre2019-06-21T10:26:27+00:00

A church with a view, notable families & Game of Thrones

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Ballintoy Church, Ballintoy, County Antrim Ballintoy or ‘Baile an Tuaigh’ means ‘the northern townland’ in Irish. This church is perched on a hill above Ballintoy harbour in one of the most scenic locations on the [...]

A church with a view, notable families & Game of Thrones2019-06-21T10:26:27+00:00

A Dublin landmark dome originally destined for St Petersburg

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Mary Immaculate Refuge of Sinners Church is located in Rathmines in Dublin City. This impressive church was built in 1854 designed by Patrick Byrne in the Greek Style and was later extended by W.H. Byrne [...]

A Dublin landmark dome originally destined for St Petersburg2019-06-21T10:26:38+00:00

The original site of St Columba’s Monastery

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St Augustine's Church, Society Street, Derry City St Augustine’s Church was built in a Gothic style in 1872 is locally known as 'The wee church on the walls'. Derry is one of the oldest continuously [...]

The original site of St Columba’s Monastery2019-06-21T10:26:39+00:00

A Norman knight’s tomb, A 13th century abbey & An ogham stone

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Thomastown is a beautiful small town located in county Kilkenny It was founded in the 13th century by an Anglo-Norman mercenary from Wales, Thomas FitzAnthony and replaced the the earlier Irish settlement of Grennan. The [...]

A Norman knight’s tomb, A 13th century abbey & An ogham stone2019-06-21T10:26:41+00:00

Clerics, Norman tombs & Beautiful medieval carvings

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This national monument is St Mary's Church located in the village of Gowran in county Kilkenny. The church was served by a college of clerics who lived in a community but who did not submit [...]

Clerics, Norman tombs & Beautiful medieval carvings2019-06-21T10:26:41+00:00

St Columba, Bishop Hervey & A stunning interior

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Derry takes it's name from the Irish word 'doire' meaning oak grove. Oak groves were regarded as sacred places for the ancient Celts before Christianity arrived. This area was originally a small wooded island surrounded [...]

St Columba, Bishop Hervey & A stunning interior2019-06-21T10:26:44+00:00

A french design, the K Club & the Barton and Guestierdue winery

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Straffan Parish Church was built in 1838 and takes it's architectural design from France. This connection was through the local Barton family who built the nearby K-Club. Thomas Barton, originally from Buttevant in Co. Cork [...]

A french design, the K Club & the Barton and Guestierdue winery2019-06-21T10:26:46+00:00

The last great stone Cathedral to be built in Europe

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he Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas is more commonly known as Galway Cathedral. This site, on the banks of the Corrib River was originally the site of the old city [...]

The last great stone Cathedral to be built in Europe2019-06-21T10:26:47+00:00

Mid America or South Dublin ?

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Our Lady of the Wayside Church is located in Kilternan in south county Dublin. This beautiful little building is locally known as the Blue Church after it's marian colour. It was built in 1929 entirely [...]

Mid America or South Dublin ?2019-06-21T10:26:48+00:00

Dublin’s Gaudi church

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Monkstown Parish Church, Monkstown, County Dublin Monkstown Parish Church was originally built in 1789 but was re-modelled in 1825 by the famous architect John Semple. Its style is described as 'castellated Gothic with Moorish influences' [...]

Dublin’s Gaudi church2019-06-21T10:26:49+00:00

St Mura, the O’Neills & the HMS Laurentic

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St Mura's Parish Church is located in the beautiful village of Fahan in co.Donegal. It dates from 1820 and takes it's name from a local saint, Mura, who was a relative of St.Columba. Mura is [...]

St Mura, the O’Neills & the HMS Laurentic2019-06-21T10:26:50+00:00

A pre-fabricated church, Odlums & Wolfe Tone

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This very unusual church is a pre-fabricated structure consisting of a metal exterior and a beautiful wooden interior. The church was consecrated in 1973 however the structure dates from 1924. It was purchased and brought [...]

A pre-fabricated church, Odlums & Wolfe Tone2019-06-21T10:26:50+00:00

The oldest structure in Derry

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This is St Brecan's Church located in St Columb's Park and is reputed to be the oldest building in Derry. It was built by Redmond O'Gallagher (the Bishop of Derry) circa 1600. St Brecan was [...]

The oldest structure in Derry2019-06-21T10:26:50+00:00

A church and a castle, John Semple & The wild Irish

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St Maelruan's Church located in the most historic part of Tallaght was designed by the famous Dublin architect, John Semple. Christian worship has continued on this site for over 1200 years since St Maelruan founded [...]

A church and a castle, John Semple & The wild Irish2019-06-21T10:26:51+00:00