national monuments

Boyle Abbey, Boyle. County Roscommon  1161-1592

2019-06-25T18:08:19+00:00

An excellent example of an early Irish Cistercian Monastery Boyle Abbey was the first Cistercian monastery founded in the province of Connacht and is now a national monument. It was established in 1161 [...]

Boyle Abbey, Boyle. County Roscommon  1161-15922019-06-25T18:08:19+00:00

Garinish Island, Glengarriff. County Cork

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An island paradise, World famous gardens & Friendly seals Garinish Island, also known as 'Ilnacullin' or 'Island of holly’ in Irish, is located in the sheltered harbor of Glengarriff in west Cork. The [...]

Garinish Island, Glengarriff. County Cork2019-06-25T18:21:26+00:00

Castledermot. County Kildare 10th-18th centuries

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Site of the earliest known Irish Parliament & The oldest intact stone window in Western Europe This small town was originally called 'Diseart Diarmad'; meaning 'Dermot's Hermitage'. This was once a very important [...]

Castledermot. County Kildare 10th-18th centuries2019-06-25T19:34:31+00:00

Murrisk Abbey, Murrisk. County Mayo 1456

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The ancient starting point for pilgrims to climb Croke Patrick  Murrisk Abbey in County Mayo was founded 1456 by the Augustinian Friars on the site of a former church reputedly founded by St [...]

Murrisk Abbey, Murrisk. County Mayo 14562019-06-25T19:45:46+00:00

Roscrea Castle, Roscrea. County Tipperary 1281

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Attacked, burnt and destroyed with everyone killed (except one!) This National Monument is Roscrea Castle. This was originally the site of a motte and bailey fortification known as King John's Castle. It was [...]

Roscrea Castle, Roscrea. County Tipperary 12812019-06-25T19:57:25+00:00

Charles Fort, Kinsale. County Cork 1682

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One of the largest and finest British military installations in Ireland Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort and is was one of the largest British military [...]

Charles Fort, Kinsale. County Cork 16822019-06-25T21:30:54+00:00

100 year old nuns attacked, stripped and beaten here

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Burrishoole Friary, Newport, County Mayo This national monument is the beautiful ruin of Burishoole Abbey. It was founded by Sir Richard de Burgo for the Dominican order in 1469, who resigned his lordship and entered [...]

100 year old nuns attacked, stripped and beaten here2019-06-21T10:25:57+00:00

One of Ireland’s most beautiful and oldest portal tombs

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Kilclooney Dolmen, Kilclooney, County Donegal The beautiful Kilclooney dolmen dates from c.3500 BC and is regarded as one of the finest examples of a portal tomb in the country. Its impressive capstone measures 13-feet wide, [...]

One of Ireland’s most beautiful and oldest portal tombs2019-06-21T10:26:00+00:00

Location of The Battle of the Boyne

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This is the location where The Battle of the Boyne took place between King William of Orange and his father-in-law, King James II. It was was fought on 1 July 1690 at Oldbride in co.Louth [...]

Location of The Battle of the Boyne2019-06-21T10:26:03+00:00

A bloody history on the night before Christmas

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Tully Castle, Derrygonnelly, County Fermanagh Tully Castle is a fortified tower house with four rectangular corner towers and is located on a beautiful location on the shores of Upper Lough Erne. It was built in [...]

A bloody history on the night before Christmas2019-06-21T10:26:04+00:00

The earliest dateable stone monument in Ireland

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Kilnasaggart Pillar Stone, Jonesborough, County Armagh The Kilnasaggart Pillar Stone dates to 700 AD and is one of the earliest datable stone monuments in Ireland. It stands six feet tall and the ogham script on [...]

The earliest dateable stone monument in Ireland2019-06-21T10:26:04+00:00

The first stone built church in Ireland

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Duleek Church in co. Meath was built in the 6th or 7th century a.d and is reputedly the first stone church to be built in the country. This historic village began as an early Christian [...]

The first stone built church in Ireland2019-06-21T10:26:05+00:00

St Columba, Brian Boru and a crumbling round tower

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This c.10th round tower and c.14th belfrey are located in the town of Swords in north co.Dublin. The tower stands 26 m high and is instantly recognizable from it's crumbling windows and collapsed cap. It [...]

St Columba, Brian Boru and a crumbling round tower2019-06-21T10:26:07+00:00

Cúchulainn’s Stone

2019-06-21T10:26:09+00:00

Cúchulainn's Stone (Clochafarmore) is located near the village of Knockbridge in co.Louth. It may date to anytime between 1000 b.c - 500 a.d. According to legend, the mortally wounded Cúchulainn bound himself to this 10 [...]

Cúchulainn’s Stone2019-06-21T10:26:09+00:00
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