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Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 1180

2019-08-15T15:31:35+00:00

A magnificent 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 John [...]

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 11802019-08-15T15:31:35+00:00

The Athcarne Cross, Balrath. County Meath 1675 

2019-06-26T09:17:45+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 2019-06-26T09:17:45+00:00

Puck’s Castle, Shankill. County Dublin 1500

2019-06-26T09:20:34+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 15002019-06-26T09:20:34+00:00

Drimnagh Castle, Drimnagh. County Dublin 1240.

2019-06-26T09:50:38+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 anglicised to Barnewall. [...]

Drimnagh Castle, Drimnagh. County Dublin 1240.2019-06-26T09:50:38+00:00

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 1741

2019-06-26T09:57:03+00:00

One of the finest early Georgian houses in Ireland containing 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 17412019-06-26T09:57:03+00:00

Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath 1176

2019-06-26T10:04:51+00:00

The earliest and one the largest Norman castles in Europe, Braveheart & Hugh de Lacy Trim Castle is not only the earliest stone castle to be built in Ireland but also the one [...]

Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath 11762019-06-26T10:04:51+00:00

Monea Castle, Monea, County Fermanagh 1618

2019-06-26T11:56:22+00:00

One of the best preserved Scottish styled plantation castles in Northern Ireland The Plantation of Ulster in the early 17th century was an attempt by the English monarchy to take control of the [...]

Monea Castle, Monea, County Fermanagh 16182019-06-26T11:56:22+00:00

St Mura’s Cross, Fahan. County Donegal 7th century

2019-06-26T12:05:18+00:00

An exquisite early slab cross with Greek inscriptions  St Mura’s Cross is located in an ancient monastic site in Fahan, county Donegal. This rare 'slab' type cross is generally believed to be the [...]

St Mura’s Cross, Fahan. County Donegal 7th century2019-06-26T12:05:18+00:00

Buncrana Castle, Buncrana, County Donegal 1718

2019-06-26T12:22:47+00:00

The earliest and most important of the 'Big Houses' of Inishowen During the 18th century large manor houses like this one were known as 'castles'. This house was built by Colonel George Vaughan [...]

Buncrana Castle, Buncrana, County Donegal 17182019-06-26T12:22:47+00:00

The Caves of Kesh, Ballymote. County Sligo

2019-06-26T12:27:46+00:00

Diarmuid & Grainne, 10,000 year old cave bears & Irish mythology The limestone Caves of Kesh are located half way up the side of a mountain near Ballymote in County Sligo. They can [...]

The Caves of Kesh, Ballymote. County Sligo2019-06-26T12:27:46+00:00

Scarawalsh Bridge, Scarawash. County Wexford 1795

2019-06-26T14:54:48+00:00

Beautiful 18th century engineering in a local style Scarawalsh Bridge was built in 1795 and is a well known landmark located between Enniscorthy and Ferns in County Wexford. This 6 arch humpback road [...]

Scarawalsh Bridge, Scarawash. County Wexford 17952019-06-26T14:54:48+00:00

Herdman’s Mill, Sion Mills. County Tyrone 1853

2019-06-26T14:59:36+00:00

Victorian architecture, Cricket and The Seat of Finn Herdman's Mill was built in Sion Mills in 1853 on the banks of the River Mourne by the Herdman Brothers. The River Mourne has powered [...]

Herdman’s Mill, Sion Mills. County Tyrone 18532019-06-26T14:59:36+00:00

Humewood Castle, Kiltegan. County Wicklow 1872

2019-06-26T15:04:17+00:00

A fantasy castle, The Humes and A ground breaking court case Humewood Castle was built in 1872 and is located in Kiltegan. co.Wicklow. The Humes formerly lived in a fortified tower house built here [...]

Humewood Castle, Kiltegan. County Wicklow 18722019-06-26T15:04:17+00:00

Howth Martello Tower, Howth. County Dublin 1805

2019-06-26T15:06:26+00:00

A vintage radio museum & Napoleon This is Howth Martello Tower located in Howth. north co.Dublin. It was built in 1805 and is strategically positioned overlooking Howth Harbour and out beyond to Ireland's [...]

Howth Martello Tower, Howth. County Dublin 18052019-06-26T15:06:26+00:00

Armagh Observatory, Armagh City 1789

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The oldest scientific institution in Northern Ireland & Ground breaking architecture Armagh Observatory was established by Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh, in 1789. Robinson was not only the leader of the Church of [...]

Armagh Observatory, Armagh City 17892019-06-26T15:08:28+00:00

Clontarf Castle Gatehouse, Clontarf. Dublin City 1830

2019-06-26T15:10:38+00:00

900 years of history, Thin Lizzy & Dana This is the beautiful gatehouse for Clontarf Castle which along with the castle were totally remodeled in the 1830's. The original castle was built by [...]

Clontarf Castle Gatehouse, Clontarf. Dublin City 18302019-06-26T15:10:38+00:00

St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny City 1842

2019-06-26T15:12:45+00:00

The highest point in Kilkenny, 3 'official' names and A statue by Benzoni St Mary's Cathedral is located in Kilkenny City and is the highest point in the City with it's 186 foot [...]

St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny City 18422019-06-26T15:12:45+00:00

Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park. Dublin City 1873

2019-06-26T15:19:52+00:00

The Guinness family & Ireland's premier accommodation for dignitaries Farmleigh Estate is located in Phoenix Park, Dublin City and was originally a small Georgian house. It was purchased by Edward Cecil Guinness on [...]

Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park. Dublin City 18732019-06-26T15:19:52+00:00

Tower no.6 Balcarrick, Portrane Beach. County Dublin 1804

2019-06-26T16:35:46+00:00

One of 39 Martellos still standing & views out to Lambay Island This is tower no.6 Balcarrick located on Portrane Beach in north co.Dublin. It was built in 1804 to thwart any plans [...]

Tower no.6 Balcarrick, Portrane Beach. County Dublin 18042019-06-26T16:35:46+00:00

Swords Castle, Swords. County Dublin 1190

2019-06-26T16:40:03+00:00

An Arch-Bishop's private getaway, An orchard & The Tudors Swords Castle is located in the town of Swords in north county Dublin and dates from 1190 a.d. In 1181 John Comyn succeeded Laurence O'Toole [...]

Swords Castle, Swords. County Dublin 11902019-06-26T16:40:03+00:00

The Round Tower, Portrane. County Dublin 1844

2019-06-26T16:43:08+00:00

The Roundtower built for love - but is it an original ? This is the Round Tower in Portrane in north County Dublin. Many of the Round Towers in the Fingal region date [...]

The Round Tower, Portrane. County Dublin 18442019-06-26T16:43:08+00:00

Mellifont Abbey, Tullyallen. County Meath 1142

2019-06-26T16:49:20+00:00

Ireland's first and most important Cistercian Abbey Mellifont Abbey was founded by St Malachy in 1142. This was the first, the richest and the most important of Ireland's 35 Cistercian abbeys. The Cistercian [...]

Mellifont Abbey, Tullyallen. County Meath 11422019-06-26T16:49:20+00:00
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