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Rathmullan House, Rathmullan. County Donegal 1760 (renovated 1870)

Rathmullan House is truely blessed by location. It can be found near the picturesque village of Rathmullan (scene of the Flight of the Earls 1607) and is surrounded by mature gardens, mountains, loughs and beaches. The original house was built as a summer retreat and [...]

St Mary’s Church & pre-reformation wall ruins, Dungarvan. Co. Waterford b.1300

These are the interesting and ancient grounds of St Mary's Church in the beautiful seaside town of Dungarvan. An old ruin of a gable wall stands 32 feet long and 30 feet high in the grounds of the cemetery has 5 peculiar circular opes which [...]

Gougane Barra, Ballingeary. County Cork 6th-19th centuries

One of the most picturesque churches in Ireland Gougane Barra is a wild and wonderful glaciated valley located in the Shehy Mountains in West Cork. The name translates to mean 'Finbarr's Rock' and is named after a 6th century monk who reputedly founded a [...]

Lough Eske Castle, Lough Eske. County Donegal   1868

A 5 Star Beauty in the wilds of Donegal Lough Eske was once part of the domain of the powerful O’Donnell clan who ruled from the nearby Donegal Castle for hundreds of years. After the Flight of the Earls in 1607 when all the great [...]

Boyle Abbey, Boyle. County Roscommon  1161-1592

An excellent example of an early Irish Cistercian Monastery Boyle Abbey was established in 1161 under the patronage of the MacDermotts and was completed in 1218. It was the first Cistercian monastery founded in the province of Connacht and had a church, a rectangular [...]