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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

2019-06-25T18:21:26+00:00

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

2019-06-25T19:34:31+00:00

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

2019-06-25T19:45:46+00:00

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

2019-06-25T19:57:25+00:00

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

Duckett’s Grove, Rainstown. County Carlow 1850

2019-06-25T20:27:04+00:00

Carlow's richest family, The IRA & Banshees This great house was built between 1818 and 1850 and was once home to the Duckett family. The Ducketts were Carlow's largest landowners for 300 years [...]

Duckett’s Grove, Rainstown. County Carlow 18502019-06-25T20:27:04+00:00

Cahir Castle, Cahir. County Tipperary 1142

2019-06-25T21:14:46+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 11422019-06-25T21:14:46+00:00

Ross Castle, Killarney. County Kerry c.1460

2019-06-25T20:56:00+00:00

Killarney's finest & 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.14602019-06-25T20:56:00+00:00

Swiss Cottage, Cahir. County Tipperary 1812

2019-06-25T21:02:03+00:00

One of the finest examples of a 'cottage ornee' 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 18122019-06-25T21:02:03+00:00

Clare Abbey, Ennis. County Clare 1195

2019-06-25T21:18:59+00:00

The 1st, 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 11952019-06-25T21:18:59+00:00

Charles Fort, Kinsale. County Cork 1682

2019-06-25T21:30:54+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 [...]

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

Delvin Castle, Delvin. County Westmeath 1310

2019-06-26T05:05:06+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 13102019-06-26T05:05:06+00:00

Mussenden Temple, Castlerock. County Derry 1785

2019-06-26T05:15:45+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 17852019-06-26T05:15:45+00:00

Athcarne Castle, Balrath. County Meath 1590

2019-06-26T05:18:41+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 15902019-06-26T05:18:41+00:00

Leixlip Castle, Leixlip. County Kildare 1172

2019-06-26T05:39:16+00:00

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

Leixlip Castle, Leixlip. County Kildare 11722019-06-26T05:39:16+00:00

Barberstown Castle, Straffan. County Kildare c.1500

2019-06-26T05:41:50+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.15002019-06-26T05:41:50+00:00

The Molly Malone Statue, Dublin City 1988

2019-06-26T05:49:24+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 19882019-06-26T05:49:24+00:00

100 year old nuns attacked, stripped and beaten here

2019-06-21T10:25:57+00:00

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

The Clock Tower, Waterford City 1863

2019-06-26T06:00:54+00:00

One of Waterford's most famous landmarks with great timing The Waterford Clock Tower was built in 1863 when Waterford was Ireland's busiest industrial port. It had the largest ship building yards in the [...]

The Clock Tower, Waterford City 18632019-06-26T06:00:54+00:00

The Medieval Museum Waterford, Waterford City 2013

2019-06-26T06:02:35+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 20132019-06-26T06:02:35+00:00

The Port of Waterford Company Building, Waterford City 1785

2019-08-18T13:53:17+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 17852019-08-18T13:53:17+00:00

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 1180

2019-06-26T06:41:36+00:00

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

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 11802019-06-26T06:41:36+00:00

White’s Castle, Athy. County Kildare 1417

2019-06-26T06:46:09+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 14172019-06-26T06:46:09+00:00

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City 1172

2019-06-26T06:48:24+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 11722019-06-26T06:48:24+00:00

The Bishops Palace, Armagh City. 1770

2019-06-26T07:13:13+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. 17702019-06-26T07:13:13+00:00
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