national monuments

Ballybrack Dolmen, Ballybrack. County Dublin 2500BC

2019-06-27T06:21:08+00:00

A 4500 year old dolmen in the middle of a housing estate in south Dublin This Dolmen is located in Ballybrack in south County Dublin dates from approx 2500BC. It granite capstone has [...]

Ballybrack Dolmen, Ballybrack. County Dublin 2500BC2019-06-27T06:21:08+00:00

Hore Abbey, Cashel. County Tipperary 1266

2019-06-27T06:23:48+00:00

Paranoid dreams of killer monks, Benedictines and Yew trees Hore Abbey is located in a beautiful setting underneath in a field under the watchful eye of the Rock of Cashel in co. Tipperary. [...]

Hore Abbey, Cashel. County Tipperary 12662019-06-27T06:23:48+00:00

The Market Cross, Kells. County Meath 10th century

2019-06-27T06:25:49+00:00

A Master sculptor, Sanctuary & Hanging rebels The Market Cross is located outside the courthouse in Kells in co.Meath. This early 10th century cross  was originally called the “Cross of the Gate” as [...]

The Market Cross, Kells. County Meath 10th century2019-06-27T06:25:49+00:00

The Clonfinlough Stone, Clonfinlough. County Offaly c.1000BC-1400AD

2019-06-27T06:41:59+00:00

Strange stone carvings on an international pilgrimage route The Clonfinlough Stone is located near the village of Clonfinlough in co.Offaly. This national monument has mysterious carvings which may date from anytime between c.1000BC [...]

The Clonfinlough Stone, Clonfinlough. County Offaly c.1000BC-1400AD2019-06-27T06:41:59+00:00

Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge. County Offaly 6th century

2019-06-27T06:51:59+00:00

One of Ireland's most important ecclesiastical centres The monastery of Clonmacnoise was founded by St Ciarán in 546 a.d. and is one of Ireland's most important ecclesiastical centres. St Ciaran was a young preacher [...]

Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge. County Offaly 6th century2019-06-27T06:51:59+00:00

Templar’s Church, Templetown. County Wexford 1310

2019-06-27T10:28:23+00:00

Crusades, Norman warriors & Betrayal Templar's Church received its name from the Knights Templar, a brotherhood of monastic Norman warriors who originated during the crusades. After the Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169, [...]

Templar’s Church, Templetown. County Wexford 13102019-06-27T10:28:23+00:00

Tintern Abbey, Hook Head. County Wexford 1200

2019-06-27T10:35:41+00:00

William Marshall, A great storm & One of the richest Cistercian Abbeys in Ireland Tintern Abbey, Saltmills, County Wexford The beautiful Tintern Abbey was founded in 1200 by William Marshall, the 1st Earl [...]

Tintern Abbey, Hook Head. County Wexford 12002019-06-27T10:35:41+00:00

Loughcrew, Oldcastle. County Meath  3200BC      

2019-06-27T10:39:18+00:00

The best kept archaeological secret in Ireland..Shhh! Loughcrew has been described as ‘Ireland’s greatest archaeological secret’ and is one of the BIG 4 megalithic sites of Ireland (the others being Carrowkeel, Carrowmore and [...]

Loughcrew, Oldcastle. County Meath  3200BC      2019-06-27T10:39:18+00:00

St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny City 1285

2019-06-27T10:45:41+00:00

The 2nd longest church in Ireland & The oldest building in Kilkenny St Canice's Cathedral was built between 1202 and 1285 and is the second longest in Ireland after St Patrick's Cathedral in [...]

St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny City 12852019-06-27T10:45:41+00:00

St Audeon’s Church, High Street. Dublin City c.1190AD

2019-06-27T10:58:00+00:00

The oldest and best preserved original features of any church in Dublin City St Audeon's Church is located on High Street in Dublin City and dates from c.1190AD. It has the distinction of [...]

St Audeon’s Church, High Street. Dublin City c.1190AD2019-06-27T10:58:00+00:00

Kilkea Castle, Castledermot. County Kildare 1426

2019-06-27T11:00:31+00:00

A claimant to the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Ireland & The Wizard Earl Kilkea Castle was built in 1426 and is a claimant of the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Ireland (as [...]

Kilkea Castle, Castledermot. County Kildare 14262019-06-27T11:00:31+00:00

The Moone High Cross, Moone. County Kildare 10th Century

2019-06-27T11:07:30+00:00

A masterpiece of sculpture & The the 2nd tallest High Cross in Ireland The Moone High Cross is regarded as a masterpiece among granite crosses and dates from the 10th century. It is [...]

The Moone High Cross, Moone. County Kildare 10th Century2019-06-27T11:07:30+00:00

Cong Abbey, Cong. County Mayo 1135

2019-06-27T12:04:55+00:00

An Abbey with some of Ireland's finest early architecture founded by a great King Cong Abbey was founded on the former site of St Feichins Monastery by the great High King Turlough Mor [...]

Cong Abbey, Cong. County Mayo 11352019-06-27T12:04:55+00:00

Srahwee Wedge Tomb, Cregganbaun. County Mayo c.2000BC

2019-06-27T12:10:26+00:00

One of Ireland's finest wedge tombs, An altar, A holy well & A forest frozen in time Srahwee Wedge Tomb is located beside the 'main road' through the village of Cregganbaun in County [...]

Srahwee Wedge Tomb, Cregganbaun. County Mayo c.2000BC2019-06-27T12:10:26+00:00

Nenagh Castle, Nenagh. County Tipperary c.1216

2019-06-27T12:20:40+00:00

One of Ireland's finest keeps with a turbulent history Nenagh Castle is located in Nenagh in co.Tipperary. It was built c.1216 and was the main castle of the Butler family for 200 years [...]

Nenagh Castle, Nenagh. County Tipperary c.12162019-06-27T12:20:40+00:00

St Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street. Limerick City 1168

2019-06-27T12:51:03+00:00

The oldest and most beautiful building in Limerick City St Mary's Cathedral dates back to 1168 making it the oldest building in Limerick City predating King John's Castle. This was previously the site [...]

St Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street. Limerick City 11682019-06-27T12:51:03+00:00

St John’s Priory, Trim. County Meath 1202

2019-06-27T13:44:12+00:00

The Crutched Friars, Caring for the sick & St John's Priory St John's Priory is located on the outskirts of Trim in county Meath. It was founded 1202 by Bishop Simon deRochfort and [...]

St John’s Priory, Trim. County Meath 12022019-06-27T13:44:12+00:00

Kilteel Monastic Ruins, Kilteel. County Kildare 12th century

2019-06-28T05:22:53+00:00

Unique 12th century Romanesque sculptures in an historic village The Kilteel Monastic Ruins are located in the historic village of Kilteel in county Kildare. This national monument dates to the 12th century and [...]

Kilteel Monastic Ruins, Kilteel. County Kildare 12th century2019-06-28T05:22:53+00:00

St Mary’s Church, Gowran. County Kilkenny 13th century

2019-06-28T14:55:55+00:00

Clerics, Norman tombs & Beautiful medieval carvings This national monument is St Mary's Church located in the village of Gowran in county Kilkenny. The church was served by a college of clerics who [...]

St Mary’s Church, Gowran. County Kilkenny 13th century2019-06-28T14:55:55+00:00

Kilgobbin Cross, Stepaside. County Dublin 10th century

2019-06-29T08:35:18+00:00

A Christian Cross with a Pagan base Kilgobbin Cross is located in Stepaside villagein south co. Dublin. It was found in 1800 when a wall for the nearby graveyard was being built. It [...]

Kilgobbin Cross, Stepaside. County Dublin 10th century2019-06-29T08:35:18+00:00
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