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Cahir Castle, Cahir. County Tipperary 1142

2020-04-30T12:13:39+00:00

One of Ireland's largest and most impressive castles, Excalibur & Cromwell Cahir Castle was originally a Gaelic stronghold that belonged to Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond who built a fortification here on an [...]

Cahir Castle, Cahir. County Tipperary 11422020-04-30T12:13:39+00:00

Ross Castle, Killarney. County Kerry c.1460

2020-05-06T15:05:39+00:00

Killarney's largest & most romantic castle Ross Castle was built sometime in the late 15th century by the O'Donoghue Ross chieftains and was surrounded by a fortified bawn, curtain walls, and circular flanking [...]

Ross Castle, Killarney. County Kerry c.14602020-05-06T15:05:39+00:00

Swiss Cottage, Cahir. County Tipperary 1812

2020-05-07T12:48:08+00:00

One of the finest examples of an ornamental cottage in Europe Fantasy houses such as Swiss Cottage were popular with the gentry in the 19th century where they could play at being peasants [...]

Swiss Cottage, Cahir. County Tipperary 18122020-05-07T12:48:08+00:00

Clare Abbey, Ennis. County Clare 1195

2020-04-29T17:59:42+00:00

The first, largest and one of the most important Augustinian houses in Ireland Clare Abbey was founded in 1195 and is situated on an elevated site beside the Fergus River. This was the [...]

Clare Abbey, Ennis. County Clare 11952020-04-29T17:59:42+00:00

Charles Fort, Kinsale. County Cork 1682

2020-04-29T17:58:09+00:00

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 installations [...]

Charles Fort, Kinsale. County Cork 16822020-04-29T17:58:09+00:00

The Carrowkeel Cemetery, Ballymote. County Sligo c.3400BC

2020-05-06T14:07:44+00:00

One of the 'Big 4' ancient passage tomb cemeteries of Ireland The Carrowkeel Neolithic Cemetery is located near Ballymote on a desolate hilltop 1000 feet above sea level in County Sligo. It dates [...]

The Carrowkeel Cemetery, Ballymote. County Sligo c.3400BC2020-05-06T14:07:44+00:00

Delvin Castle, Delvin. County Westmeath 1310

2020-04-28T22:07:40+00:00

Loyal Kings men, The Nugents & An ancient trading route Delvin Castle is located right in the middle of Delvin village in County Westmeath. This was once a sturdy Norman castle with a [...]

Delvin Castle, Delvin. County Westmeath 13102020-04-28T22:07:40+00:00

Mussenden Temple, Castlerock. County Derry 1785

2020-04-29T13:44:37+00:00

One of Northern Ireland's most iconic and photographed buildings  The Mussenden Temple was built in 1785 and forms part of the estate of Frederick Augustus Hervey 'the Earl Bishop', Bishop of Derry and [...]

Mussenden Temple, Castlerock. County Derry 17852020-04-29T13:44:37+00:00

Athcarne Castle, Balrath. County Meath 1590

2020-04-25T20:16:38+00:00

Battle of the Boyne, Spectres & Blood covered hands This foreboding looking building is Athcarne Castle located in Balrath co. Meath.  It was built for William Bathe in 1590. The Bathe family produced [...]

Athcarne Castle, Balrath. County Meath 15902020-04-25T20:16:38+00:00

Leixlip Castle, Leixlip. County Kildare 1172

2020-05-07T06:57:31+00:00

One of the earliest Norman castles & continuously occupied buildings in Ireland Leixlip Castle was built in 1172 by Adam de Hereford, a follower of Strongbow, one year after the Norman Invasion of [...]

Leixlip Castle, Leixlip. County Kildare 11722020-05-07T06:57:31+00:00

Barberstown Castle, Straffan. County Kildare c.1500

2020-05-01T13:30:34+00:00

Only 37 owners so far (including Eric Clapton) Barberstown Castle is located in Straffan. co.Kildare. It was built around c.1500 on the grounds of an earlier Norman castle built by Nicholas Barby in [...]

Barberstown Castle, Straffan. County Kildare c.15002020-05-01T13:30:34+00:00

The Molly Malone Statue, Dublin City 1988

2020-04-26T10:50:55+00:00

The Tart with the Cart, The Dish with the Fish & The Trollop with the Scallops The Molly Malone Statue was designed by Jeanne Rynhart and based on a popular song of a [...]

The Molly Malone Statue, Dublin City 19882020-04-26T10:50:55+00:00

Burrishoole Friary, Newport. County Mayo 1468

2020-05-08T09:15:34+00:00

100-year-old nuns attacked, stripped and beaten here 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 [...]

Burrishoole Friary, Newport. County Mayo 14682020-05-08T09:15:34+00:00

The Clock Tower, Waterford City 1863

2020-05-04T12:30:57+00:00

A famous Waterford landmark with engineering excellence The Waterford Clock Tower was built in 1863 when Waterford was Ireland's busiest industrial port. It had the largest shipbuilding yards in the country (before being [...]

The Clock Tower, Waterford City 18632020-05-04T12:30:57+00:00

The Medieval Museum Waterford, Waterford City 2013

2020-05-04T15:54:32+00:00

Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum This stunning new museum was built in 2013. It is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum and is also the only building on the island to incorporate two medieval [...]

The Medieval Museum Waterford, Waterford City 20132020-05-04T15:54:32+00:00

The Port of Waterford Company Building, Waterford City 1785

2020-05-04T15:59:21+00:00

Once a global trading powerhouse & Ireland's most exquisite Georgian staircase. Waterford is Ireland's oldest city and has always been one of the main gateways into the country for people and ideas since [...]

The Port of Waterford Company Building, Waterford City 17852020-05-04T15:59:21+00:00

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 1180

2020-05-03T17:47:16+00:00

Ireland's first Gothic arch & Game of Thrones  Inch Abbey was established as a Cistercian house by John de Courcy and his wife Affreca in 1180 as an act of repentance for the [...]

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 11802020-05-03T17:47:16+00:00

White’s Castle, Athy. County Kildare 1417

2020-04-29T17:47:03+00:00

An important strategic location for thousand of years White's Castle was built in 1417 by Sir John Talbot, Viceroy of Ireland, to protect the inhabitants of Athy from the 'wild Irish'. This location [...]

White’s Castle, Athy. County Kildare 14172020-04-29T17:47:03+00:00

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City 1172

2020-05-06T13:22:10+00:00

One of Ireland's most historic buildings, The heart of a saint and Tom & Jerry Christchurch is built on the most commanding position in Dublin and is one of the finest historical buildings [...]

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City 11722020-05-06T13:22:10+00:00

Navan Fort, Armagh, County Armagh 95BC

2020-05-06T19:09:40+00:00

An ancient capital, The legend of Emain Macha & a Barbary macaque Navan Fort or 'Emain Macha' is one of Ireland's most important ancient monuments. According to mythology, this was one of the [...]

Navan Fort, Armagh, County Armagh 95BC2020-05-06T19:09:40+00:00

The Bishops Palace, Armagh City. 1770

2020-04-28T22:04:27+00:00

A grade 'A' listed building fit for a Bishop & The ancient seat of St. Patrick The Bishop's Palace in Armagh is a beautiful Neoclassical building situated in 300 acres of parkland. This [...]

The Bishops Palace, Armagh City. 17702020-04-28T22:04:27+00:00

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 1180

2020-05-03T17:43:24+00:00

A magnificent Norman castle, a renegade & the Time Team Dundrum Castle is located in a spectacular setting overlooking Dundrum Bay and the mighty Mourne Mountains. This ancient hilltop site was chosen by [...]

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 11802020-05-03T17:43:24+00:00

Fore Abbey, Fore. County Westmeath 1180

2020-05-05T17:57:27+00:00

One of Ireland's finest Benedictine Abbeys & The 7 wonders of Fore The beautiful Fore Abbey is located in Fore, co. Westmeath. It was founded in 1180 by the Norman, Hugh de Lacy, [...]

Fore Abbey, Fore. County Westmeath 11802020-05-05T17:57:27+00:00

The Athcarne Cross, Balrath. County Meath 1675 

2020-05-01T13:27:50+00:00

A unique cross embodying both Renaissance and Baroque influences This cross, now a national monument, was erected circa 1675 as a memorial to Sir Luke Bathe and his wife, Dame Cecilia Dowdall, who [...]

The Athcarne Cross, Balrath. County Meath 1675 2020-05-01T13:27:50+00:00

Puck’s Castle, Shankill. County Dublin 1500

2020-05-03T10:47:49+00:00

The Pooka, A spooky disappearance & King James II These are the ruins of Puck's Castle, located in south county Dublin. Many of these structures were built around Dublin between 1400 and 1550 [...]

Puck’s Castle, Shankill. County Dublin 15002020-05-03T10:47:49+00:00

Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint. County Down 1560

2020-05-03T18:07:35+00:00

One of the best-preserved fortified tower-houses in Ireland Narrow Water Castle is located just outside the town of Warrenpoint on the banks of Carlingford Lough. It is regarded as one of the best-preserved [...]

Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint. County Down 15602020-05-03T18:07:35+00:00

Beaulieu House, Drogheda. County Louth 1680

2020-04-29T19:35:38+00:00

A rare example of an original 17th century mansion in Ireland The beautiful Beaulieu House is located 3 miles from the town of Drogheda in County Louth. This is a rare example of [...]

Beaulieu House, Drogheda. County Louth 16802020-04-29T19:35:38+00:00

Drimnagh Castle, Drimnagh. County Dublin 1240.

2020-04-29T19:13:51+00:00

One of the few moated castles in Ireland The original castle in Drimnagh was built around 1240 by a Norman Knight called Hugo de Berneval whose family name was later anglicized to Barnewall. [...]

Drimnagh Castle, Drimnagh. County Dublin 1240.2020-04-29T19:13:51+00:00

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 1741

2020-05-04T12:42:28+00:00

One of the finest early Georgian houses in Ireland & the oldest piece of Waterford Glass The Bishop’s Palace in Waterford City was built in 1741 to the designs of the famous architect [...]

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 17412020-05-04T12:42:28+00:00
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