“Venice of Ireland’ comes to “Life in Russia” – Part II

Check out part 2 of my Venice of Ireland article, it has been one of my biggest endeavors to date, an exclusive two part series which takes you on a journey through time, from the ancient past right up to modern times, exploring the fascinating history of Monasterevin, the town my family calls home. I really hope that you enjoy it 🙂
If you missed the first part, you can find it here, https://edmooneyphoto.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/venice-of-ireland-comes-to-life-in-russia/

Life in Russia

Left: Barge on Aquaduct crossing the Barrow – Top right: Crow Bridge (no longer exists) – Bottom right: Lord Edward’s Own
Monasterevin Re-inactment Group -Below: Civil War
Monasterevin Re-enactment Group – Images courtesy of Monasterevin Heritage & © Ed Mooney Photography

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The Battle of Monasterevin

The arrival of the Moore’s/ Earls of Drogheda marked another important turning point in the history of the town. It was during the Moore’s occupancy that the town started to take shape and grow. The First Earl had laid out the streets at the center of Dublin, Drogheda ( O’Connell) Street Moore Street, Henry Street and Mary Street. His descendants continued this tradition of town planning by laying out the grid-pattern of the town with the parallel Main Street and Drogheda Street. As I mentioned earlier, Monasterevin has an unusual number of Bridges for a town of its size, hence the nick-name ‘Venice of…

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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3 Responses to “Venice of Ireland’ comes to “Life in Russia” – Part II

  1. John says:

    Interesting the little crick goes over the river below. 🙂

  2. socialbridge says:

    Loved this. Pity about Crow bridge

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