I first visited the ruins of Oughavel last year in September with my junior Ruin-hunters. It is simply a stunning place to visit and explore. So when I was passing by on my recent trip around county Laois, I just had to stop of and have a little wander around. I guess its one of those places that you come across from time to time that have a real peaceful vibe about them. For a church, it is remarkable humongous, and could easily be mistaken for that of an Abbey such as the one in Baltinglass, County Wicklow. I wont babel on too much here about its history, for those of you whom may not have already seen my original post on Oughavel, you can check it out by clicking this link, Oughavel Church. The church rest on the site of an early Christian monastery founded by a St. Colman in the 6th century. Its most famous historical connection is too the ‘Lebor Na Nuachongbala‘, which was kept here for many years before eventually becoming ‘The Book of Leinster‘. The earliest part of the current Church dates back to the 12th century, but there is visable evidence of a number of rebuilds over the following centuries. I had planned of publishing these second batch of shots in colour as a comparison to the first set which were in Black & White, but after using one of these shots in a previous ‘Monochrome Madness Challenge‘ I decided to stick with the mono theme. I hope that you like them.