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Boyle Abbey, Boyle. County Roscommon  1161-1592

By |July 1st, 2018|Categories: County Roscommon, County Roscommon, Heritage Sites, Holy Orders 1100-1500, Military Structures 1600 >, The Province of Connacht|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Creevykeel Court Tomb, Creevykeel. County Sligo c.2500-4000BC

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: County Sligo, Heritage Sites, Monuments & Curiosities, Neolithic 4000 b.c - 2500 b.c, Super Significant, The Province of Connacht|Tags: , , |

One of the finest and largest court tombs in Ireland This national monument is in a chain of five megalithic buildings along this ancient route in county Sligo. It dates from the Neolithic [...]

Garinish Island, Glengarriff. County Cork

By |February 10th, 2018|Categories: County Cork, Curious Ireland, Heritage Sites, Islands, Latest Additions, Super Significant, The Province of Munster, The Victorian era 1840 - 1910|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park. County Donegal     1867

By |December 9th, 2017|Categories: Castles & Tower Houses 1350 - 1850 a.d, County Donegal, Curious Ireland, Heritage Sites, Super Significant, The Province of Ulster, The Victorian era 1840 - 1910|Tags: , , |

Evictions, Classy parties & A hunting estate to rival Balmoral Glenveagh Castle was built in 1867 by John George Adair, a wealthy land speculator from Co. Laois. His dream was to create a [...]

Seefin Passage Tomb, Kilbride. County Wicklow      c.3000-3300BC 

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: County Wicklow, Latest Additions, Neolithic 4000 b.c - 2500 b.c, Super Significant, The Province of Leinster|Tags: , , |

An ancient passage tomb with some of the finest vistas in Ireland The Seefin Passage Tomb is located on a hilltop 1700 feet above sea level and dates to somewhere between 3300 to [...]